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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5602) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2006 This is a new beer to me coming in my monthly beer club. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer pours a dark brown color with a large creamy tan head. The aroma is maple syrup and molasses. The flavor is sour malt, maple syrup and molasses. A decent all around porter but certainly nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 18, 2004
This is about 80% water, 10% frudge brownie, 10% mild hops...I guess that sounds bad, but actually it balances nicely. There is nothing acidic, roasty, mocha or otherwise offensive to my mostly non-porter palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2004
Oh boy. Beer without head. Wtf good is that? Aroma has a decent hop thing going along with a nice cocoa powder. Taste is a bit thin bodied but a nice hop bitterness and a good chocolate taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2004
Deep red color with no head a little carbonation. Smells of cold coffee with some notes of amaretto and chicory. Tastes pleasantly burnt, with coffee and caramel and finishes slightly astringent. Weak for a porter

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PattyBoy (302) - North Liberty, Iowa, USA - NOV 1, 2004
Poured a dark ruby brown with a small head. Flavor is mostly roasted coffee, some bittersweet chocolate and some light smoke. Body is a little thin, but this is a nice brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jzzbassman (1525) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2004
Poured lighter brown than most porters. Aroma was faint but malted chocolate was there. Flavor was smooth but lacking in complexity. Palate was harmed by over carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2006 This pours a nutty, dark brown color with a creamy light brown head and (initially) lively carbonation. The aroma is very mild, roast coffee and chocolate. Very smooth, mild-bodied drink. It tastes chocolatey with coffee and a nice balance of not-too-bitter hops.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - OCT 21, 2004
all though it did have a weak aroma this beer was bretty good. Nice dark brown/black body tan head with great retention. roasted coffee and chocloate notes notes. a realy smooth finsih. Seemed watery

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2007 Bottle. Very little aroma what i could detect was like alcohol covered mildewed hay. Poured a rich dark brown that fell short of being black. Chocolate and coffee taste is abundant. Actually tastes real good. Thin, but no thinner than Bert Grantís in fact it is somewhat similar and that surprised me cause I really like Bert Grantís even though it too is on the thin side. Pretty nice flavorwise, but the mouthfeel is more like the "ale" it used to be named.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kozzak1 (70) - Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2004
Aful porter that is truly inspired. It has a nice body, a mild yet distinctive taste & is good with anything edible!

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