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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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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


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - AUG 30, 2006
12oz bottle poured a dark brown with ruby highlights and a decent tan colored head. Aroma had some sourness along with some toffee, roast and chocolate. Taste had a nice balance with some slight acidity. I think this one could be better if it was fresher.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2006
Bottled. Brown coloured. Light aroma with notes of toffee. Sweet and light with a buttery feeling. Bland.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 2, 2006
Another beer of the month club beers. 12 oz. Bottle. Pours a clear red with some off white head and some loose lacing. Malt, brown sugar and a some light coffee. Smooth malt flavor with some roast and a hop bite for balance. Nice beer.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cappadonna (110) - Delray Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 9, 2006
Pours black but still translucent with small white head. The aroma is sweet and malty with hints of cookie dough. The flavor is nicely balanced, with moments of sweetness followed by bitterness and sour. The mouth feel was a little chalky. Overall a decent porter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 7, 2006
Bottle: Pours a black color, nice tan head. The nose is rich and creamy with a moderate roast character, some sweet chocolate and light coffee. The flavor is balanced, tangy and a bit like licorice. I like to see the roast held back on a porter and this accomplishes just that. Nice porter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
frankenkitty (1963) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2006
Now we’re getting somewhere! This Ybor pours a light hazed mahogany with a three-finger head that lasts as a thick, cream-colored film. Nutty aroma with touches of caramel, cereal, plum and (dare I say) chocolate. Mid-bodied and creamy with a bittersweet, fruity/nutty flavor. Pretty darn good, but it fails in it’s style category. Tell you what... let’s call this one "Ybor Gold Brown Ale" and it will not disappoint. (As far as the current Brown Ale... well... I for one won’t miss it.)

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2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
AdamSkillin (376) - High Bridge, New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2006
Tastes like crystal malt and adjunct. Hop bitterness not sufficient to balance out bad malt flavor. I rarely fail to love a porter, but this one just isn’t doing it for me.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2006
Typical deep brown pour and medium tan, fluffy head. Some chocolate and coffee notes, but my sample also had a slight sour/tart undertone in the finish that kept distracting me. A moderate hop bit in the finish as well...but that weird sour aftertaste again crept back in. It does noticably improve as it approaches room temperature, adding a smoky element and diminishing the sourness. What the hell, I’m giving it a couple more points.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - MAY 14, 2006
Bottle. Pours dark almost black with a medium head. This beer definitely gets better when it warms up a bit. It develops aromas of chocolate that also dominate the flavor. In addition there is a component of malts and nuts. Mouthfeel is a bit on the thin side, but the beer is well drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker (3221) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 1, 2006
Thanks to Degarth for this. A long lasting, creamy, light brown head tops this dark brown porter. The aroma is nutty with some toasted, bready notes as well. The flavor is dominated by sweet malt with very subtle coffee and chocolate. The body is light to medium and although this brew lacks some of the aspects of the better porters, this would go down extremely well in hot, humid Florida where the heavier flavored/bodied Porters may drag a bit. A decent drinker.


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