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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scotchzombie (325) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass - pitch brown with a two finger foamy tan head. Nice legs in play as we. Looks like porter is supposed to look. Which means it looks good. Aroma is moderately roasted chocolate malts and toffee. Taste is a bit more hoppy and tangy than the typical porter. Carbonation levels seem quite high, giving a very active crisp mouthfeel. The tanginess and carbonation seem to predominate over the toffee, coffee and toasted malt flavors that undergird this beer. General tone is earthiness. I think the hops could have been dialed back a bit, but this is a solid porter that does not lack for depth. Great label as well. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bubbleflubber (1816) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Pours almost opaque violet-black, with a nice ice-cream head that leaves pocked lacing down the glass. The nose is of dark chocolates galore, with a light hint of vinous notes. Flavors of dark fruits, bitter chocolates, pitted dark citrus fruits, light yeasty esters, and some dry cracker, bitter chocolates and dark pitted esters to finish. This comes together very well, with a nice drinkability factor, full of substance and complexity, with a subtly dry "baking chocolate" mouthfeel; showing forth a silky, yet semi-active palate. If this is truly from the "people", I’d have to say that it is an extremely good offering for the many "people" involved to come together on this recipe. Kudos!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbones (116) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Bottle to glass. Amazing porter. Solid brew. Dark brown in color and allows some light. Lacing noted after a nice 1/2 inch head. Love the malty smell. Great Porter but love the BA version so much more!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EyeAmBaldman (222) - Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Pours dark brown, barely translucent, with a thin tan head. Smells of coffee. Has a strong coffee aftertaste. Not a bad porter. I’d hoped for more, but the ash-like taste on the tongue is just too much.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
strongpieman (1472) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown, clear, light head. Moderate roasted and coffee aroma, bitter taste, medium body. Overall pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3900) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 12, 2014
12 ounce bottle thanks to ygtbsm94. Dark roasty porter. Medium body. Big chocolate tones to the beer. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Advocate_Ames (426) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Pours jet black with a beautiful bubbling dark khaki foam head that sticks to my glass. The aroma is of dark roasted malts, chocolate, sugar sweetner, mild hop character, and possibly some herbs were added. It is very earthy and not intense in aroma. As for flavor is full of roasted malts, minor sweet malt taste, weak bitter chocolate malts, and a medium level of hop bitterness. Overall a good bitter porter.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fletchfighters (1056) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 25, 2013
Bomber into a tulip Dark cola color with a tight light brown head. Light carvbonation showing. Nose was earthy coffee, chocolate, caramel. Nice well balanced smell. Taste was similar to nose but more slanted towards the chocolate and caramel, with the finish being the earthy coffee and bitterness. Smooth and easy to drink with the slight amount of bitterness. Medium bodied and light carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3137) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Traded bottle of unknown vintage. Pours very dark brown with a thick brown head and foamy lacing. Mellow aroma of dark malt and brown sugar. Flavor is slightly acidic coffee and some dark chocolate with lingering bitterness. Fine.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
fluffy (1588) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2013
dammit, another example of trying to cram too much hops into a style that doesnt need it. why some american brewers feel the need to do this to every style they make is aggravating.


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