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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
Dark as the midnight sea, this medium bodied porter combines flavors from 8 malts, including 4 distinct chocolate malts (Victory, Chocolate, Rye and Midnight Wheat) with fresh nugget and cascade hops that work together to form a harmonious balance of aroma and flavor. Imparting a dry roasted malt character, with subtle hints of cocoa, licorice and toffee, this brew possess a balanced hop spice and malty finish.

Formerly known as Ybor Gold Gaspars Porter

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sloth (2636) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2005
Small light brown head, fair retention with a stringy lace. A black brown colored brew. Nose is mildly caramelly, lightly roasty. Body is medium, palate is lightly creamy. Nice chocolate flavor, roast, coffeeish and a fair amount of caramel. Finish is medium dry. A groovy little Porter! Thanks Degarth!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Pailhead (5633) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2005
Bottle: Courtesy of Degarth via trade. Aroma is very roasty (grain) and nutty. Pours a dark reddish-brown with some transparency and decent off-white head. Sweet and fruity up front with some roasted grain. Finish is a tad sour with some nuttiness and metallic flavors.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2005
12oz bottle via trade with Degarth - Thanks Joe! - Pours brown with a short tan head. Looks more like a brown ale than a porter in the glass. Aroma is toffee, some grass, and something sour. Flavor is roasty, malty and sweet, notes of chocolate, nuts, toffee, and a little bit of butterscotch and some brief hops on the finish. Palate is thin but it is a little creamy. Not terrible, but seemed more nutbrown than porter to me. I like my porters a little heavier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2005
.Color is lighter for a porter. Aroma has some toffee. Head was creamy but short lived. Taste started out a bit butterscotch like. Then got way off, some sour, and some metal. Overall, not a great porter, but still in the dark family, and I likem dark. Thanks Degatrth

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - JUL 14, 2005
color is chestnut rose, short creamy light tan head. aroma is light toffee malt, a little straw/grassy sourness. mouthfeel is light but gets a little creamy, carbonation is high. flavor starts malty sweet and a little nutty like a brown ale, but then goes sour & bitter/dry like a lager and then goes metallic. Thanks Jenny9000 for hand carrying this from FL, you’re my sweetheart!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
macguy (146) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 25, 2005
Not a bad beer considering that it comes from the swamps of central Florida. This porter has a nice chocolate brown color, a tan head, a malty nose, and a smooth finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2005
bottle from secret santa...brown color, semi transparent, very little head. Roasted malt aroma, some candy sweetness also. Coffee is evident also on the nose. Nice roasty malt flavor, kick of sweet chocolate in the middle, finishing out nicely bitter. The mouthfeel is a little thin, however it seems to coat the tongue at the finish. This is a nice beer for #300.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nick76 (4314) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2005
I really liked this one the flavor is what you expect from a Porter, and the only characteristic that I don’t like is the thin mouth feel. Nice hops aroma and both chocolate and coffee hints. Nicely balanced malt and hops as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ESBFREAK (20) - tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2005 The best of the "Ybor" brews I’ve tried. These beers are actually brewed in Melbourne, Fl, which is about 150 miles from Ybor City, but, why get picky? This is actually a decent porter. No, it’s not Samuel Smiths’, or Anderson Valley, but, it actually tastes like a porter. Worth a try.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2004
Bottled beer of the month club. Ok beer. Little thin for a porter. Has a nice roasty taste but that was a bout it. Nothing to exciting here.

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