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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   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 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 (4368) - 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 donít 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 Iíve 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, itís not Samuel Smithsí, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6485) - 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 (1572) - 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.

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