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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aubrey (3501) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - APR 27, 2006
Decent head with a deep brown hue on the first glance. Holding it up to the light brings out a beautiful ruby-redness. And while the head eventually faded, the lace was still nice. Mouthfeel was surprisingly full and creamy, especially up front. Malts had a rich roastiness that merged well into a grassy hoppiness. Subtle hints of chocolate and coffee gave it a little depth. Perhaps a slight nip of smoke in the background, too. Well balanced, with a tame bitterness and only a pinch of caramel sweetness to speak of. Enjoyable porter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ELPADRINO (70) - The Woodlands, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2006
Pours deep brown with half inch tan head. Aroma is malt, syrup, coffee. Coffee comes out in the taste with hops in the background. Aftertaste is good, but overall taste is a little watery. Not bad, but taste needs to be more concentrated.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - MAR 26, 2006
Thanks to Degarth for sharing this one. Pousr a crimson color with a nice thick off whtie head. Lots of lacing. Aroma is the standard porter aroma, caramel, sweet on the nose. Flavor is sweet, not much flavor, a hint of brown sugar and caramel. And the smallest grassy hop kick. Overall nothing interesting here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 11, 2006
Bottle from Degarth. Pours brown with a rocky head. Smells nutty with some roasted elements. Tastes soapey with some mellow fruity notes. Strage metallic aftertaste I couldnít get away from and there were also some weird bubblegum and spicey notes present.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2006
whoa, the commercial deScription is way off on this one. medium to full-bodied my eye! this was about as thin and watery as beer can possibly be. not much flavor either. IR must be the Huber of the southeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2006
Pours dark brown with thin tan head. I was not expecting much from this brand but damn this was good, awesome coffee and espresso flavor, with chocolate and hops in there also. This surprised me it was really good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jhliesen (786) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2006
Bottle-I like the Coke deScription, thatís just how it looks. The head was small and a light tan color. The flavor is mostly malt with a some chocolate highlights. Average porter, but above average beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcwattsrugger (11612) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2005
12oz bottle-pours a creamy, tan head. Deep red/brown color. Aroma is roasty malt. Taste is a deep roasty malt. Good carbonation. Occasional. Best by Feb-No year selected from the 3 on label of 03/04/05. Ink stamped on bottom 5224 B 11445.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - DEC 1, 2005
Looked like a glass of coke with a small wispy head. Aroma is a bit metalic with roasty chocolate notes. Flavor is roasty malt and chocolate with a decent light finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 4, 2005
Courtesy of Degarth

Aroma complexity complex for me here. Got malty mild sweet licorice, Yeasty, bitter, man each time I put the nose in the glass something different. Dark body with tan head. Flavor had some bitter bite at first then the rosted malts and chocolate flavors came into play and subsided the bittness. Malty chocolate aftertaste. Good Brew.

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