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RATINGS: 251   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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An English-style Robust Porter – Dark Brown in color with a ruby hue – Chocolate and sweet toffee aroma – Firm unsweetened chocolate flavor with moderate notes of caramel and toffee, an herbal hop bitterness up front and a slight note of espresso in the finish.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
williamstome (854) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 17, 2011
Very dark brown/black pour. Aroma is chocolate. Flavor is roasty and chocolatey, sweet. nice lasting finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnstone (2137) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 13, 2011
Coofee-like burnt malt aroma and flavor. Deep brown in color. Lighter mouthfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
magsinva (878) - Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2011
I’m transferring ratings from another beer app to this one. My tasting notes wouldn’t be accurate at this point since they weren’t captured at the time.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
woodychevy (349) - - FEB 3, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2013 Worth searching for- looks and smells appealing and taste doesn’t dissappoint. Reminds me of Trader Joe’s 2010 Vintage Ale, but less carbonated and a more solid mouthfeel. Spices done well- back- up, not lead vocals. Had on tap at Howard’s pub in Ocracoke. really solid porter- good full body and hits all the right notes of chocolate, coffee, earthy, sweet- lots going on. Pretty heavy- almost like a meal in a glass. really good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2011
On tap at foothills, dark pour with nice tan lacing, burnt aroma, coffee, maybe some sweet caramel. Quite enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DiarmaidBHK (3386) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2011
On tap at Brixx in Asheville, NC. Bold, dark porter that pins you to the mat and keeps you there through the 10 count.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Draft sample at Knoxville Brewers Jam 2010. Brown in the glass with a thin tan head that settled to a ring. Aroma of milk chocolate and a slight roastiness. The flavor had chocolate with a decent hop backing. Light to medium body and a malt aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldStyleCubFan (77) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 5, 2010
Such a good beer. $2.50 pints at Leesville Taphouse. Jet black. Small but solid tan head. Slight roasty character. Nice and dry, not overly sweet or heavy. It really reminds me a lot of the tmavy lezáks (dark dunkels) of the czech republic vs. traditional english porter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beernovice39 (3120) - Montana, USA - SEP 21, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2011 Rerate after draft at barley’s On draft at Flying Saucer in Columbia. Can’t find my notes but it was very dark, very roasty and very tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
devilben02 (275) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 2, 2010
Poured from my home kegerator, the color is a deep, dark chocolate brown that is barely translucent around the edges, and a big, thick head that takes a while to dissipate, leaving a ton of lacing all over the inside of the glass. The aroma has some toasted malts and hints of bittersweet chocolate and black coffee. The bitter coffee and chocolate continue through the flavor, with the overall taste being somewhat similar to Guinness (in a good way) but with a more roasted character and greater depth of flavor. The mouthfeel is a bit thin, but the overall drinkability is terrific.


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