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RATINGS: 305   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2012
Originally reviewed: 12/7/08. Had this at the Brewery itself with my dinner. This was in the "kettle" last month when I toured the brewery, so I thought I’d give it a try. Came out a dark jet-black with some ruby to the edges. Capped off by a pretty weak tan head that didn’t last long. Some decent lacing, but nothing spectacular. Smell was a little tamed down from my other Porter experiences. Some roasted cocoa, pecans, espresso; all there, just not strong. Great crisp mouthfeel that felt nice and slightly tingly in the mouth. Wonderful flavors of dark chocolate, roasted nuts, coffee, and some dark fruits wash over the palate. My wife doesn’t really like darker beers, but loved this one. Great warming brew to enjoy a colder evening with. Delicious. Recommend.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4613) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2012
I swear I’ve rated this like four times now. Anywho, thanks for that Geoff. Love this beer. Nice dark pour with a good creamy tan head. Clean dark grain character with a light roast and coffee acidity with barley husks. Medium bodied with an appropriate carbonation. Easy to knock back despite its substance and flavorful offering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ICEatALAMO (1305) - Troy, Michigan, USA - APR 22, 2012
Bottle. Pours a rich dark brown with a light head that lingers around. Taste is pretty mild and I can for sure why this is an English style porter. Getting the chocolate coming through, but not the espresso in the finish. Good beer as far as porters go, would get again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
timfoolery (1126) - California, USA - APR 17, 2012
Bottle from Justin in trade. Aroma and flavor is light coffee. Not a whole bunch to say about this one, other than the flavor soured late. Fair beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - APR 6, 2012
Dark brown color with thin off-white lacing. Good amount of chocolate and nuts on the nose. The palate surprises with a slight smokey feel as well as a strong coffee note. Overall Interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwm1034 (755) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2012
Bomber split with sherm1016...thanks! Pours a dark brown with large large head...nose is some chocolate with hop in there too. Taste is a sweeter than usual porter chocolate / expresso mix...very very tasty!-

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sherm1016 (1272) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 16, 2012
22oz bottle, received in trade from ASUBeer. Thanks! Pours a dark brown color with a huge, off white head. Aroma is malty, chocolate, maybe a little fruity, sweet cherry. Medium on the palate with soft carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, roasty, with a sweet, Roasty finish. Very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SSSteve (4006) - - MAR 14, 2012
22oz bottle. near black pour with a small, creamy, tan head. sweet milk chocolate, chocolate ice cream and roast nose. flavor mixes dark roasted barley(almost smoky) and milk chocolate. palate is medium to full and creamy with light carbonation. great porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
edgallow (3680) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 8, 2012
22 oz bomber pours black with a tan head. Aroma of toffee, chocolate, malt and coffee. Taste is much the same with a hoppy finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
markwise (5195) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2012
Thanks to PaulUnwin for sharing this one! Cheers, Paul! Pours a porter brown with an off-tan head. Nose is earthy unsweet chocolate, some hops, and some espresso. Flavor is similar- all manner of unsweet dark porter flavors- espresso, earth, and unsweet chocolate. Medium in body and noteworthy overall.

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