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RATINGS: 267   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (17614) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2011
Draft @ Hickory Hops 2011, Hickory, NC. Pours a dark brown almost black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and coffee aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and coffee flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chandler0201 (645) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 25, 2011
Black pour with large tan head which quickly dissipated. Chocolate and coffee in the aroma. Flavor was more chocolate and coffee and some malts, thick but slight bitterness and sweetness mixed in, complex. Very good for style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
oobawa (626) - South Carolina, USA - APR 29, 2011
Damn fine American porter, perhaps the best in South Carolina now that God only knows when we’ll see Founders again. Deliciously smooth and dry, with a near-perfect swipe of bitter chocolate and roasted malt, yet with a mild, slick texture, making the pint wickedly easy to sip. Couple all this dark beer goodness with a sane ABV, and you’ve got yourself one hell of a pint.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 17, 2011
black with tints of brown and large tan head. nose of chocolate and black malt. low bitterness before chocholate and black malt without much hop flavor. overall a wonderful brown porter, one of the better american versions

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
Reviewed from notes. Pours very dark brown with a nice off white to tan head with a bit of lacing and moderate retention time. Nose is roasted malt with a bit of light chocolate and coffee. The taste is a bit bland with only the roast really coming through, though that itself is well done. Somewhat dry with a good body. Drinks pretty well. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 11-11-2010

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
craftycarl21 (2254) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 19, 2011
In short, a classic porter. Dark brown pour, small light tan head. Aroma and flavor both hold bitter chocolate, caramel, roasty bitterness, and a touch of cream. Smooth mouthfeel. Pretty good, but not exciting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
williamstome (994) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 17, 2011
Very dark brown/black pour. Aroma is chocolate. Flavor is roasty and chocolatey, sweet. nice lasting finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnstone (2165) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 13, 2011
Coofee-like burnt malt aroma and flavor. Deep brown in color. Lighter mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
magsinva (903) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
woodychevy (439) - - 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.

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