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RATINGS: 280   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5215) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with faint orange highlights and a large creamy beige head that left a bit of lacing. The aroma was dry, roasty and woody. The flavor was dry, roasty, woody, smoky and had notes of cola, vanilla and a hint of charcoal. Very long roasty wood and smoke finish. Medium body.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lukaduke (2520) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Pours a rich burnt umber color with three fingers of khaki foam that sticks nicely. Nose is soft roasted cocoa, deep earthy toffee notes and a hint of vanilla. Palate follows the nose with a nice roast level, some layered burnt earthy flavors midpalate that smooth out with some bittersweet bakers chocolate on the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (3662) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Roasty nutty aroma. Taste is a full flavor coffee cocoa and smokey nut taste. Good for an English style porter which I usually shy from. Very drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LuckyDog (601) - - OCT 21, 2014
Very nice roasted porter. Full bodied. Moderate bitterness. Almost smoky. Very drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (1938) - - SEP 12, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 5-27-13- Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance-The beer pours a nice deep brown color with a small rocky brown head that was present upon pouring. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave a light level of lace on the sides of the glass. Smell- The aroma was rather heavy of dark roasted malt and aromas of chocolate malt. There are undertones of coffee as well as a light sweetness of caramel and vanilla Taste - The taste begins with a big roasted malt flavor with lots of chocolate tones upfront. Caramel and toffee flavors mingle with these soon after the start, sweetening the taste very lightly. These taste mingle until the end to where they are joined by a roasted coffee and a bit of earthiness. In the end, these new flavors bitter the taste more, with the mix of flavors overall leaving a roasted and bitter chocolate flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel –The body of the brew was on the slightly thinner side for a porter with a carbonation level that was light. The thinner carbonation was great for all the roasted flavors and made for a smooth drinker, although the thin body took away from these slightly and may have been better accentuated by a thicker body. Overall- A decent porter overall. It had a good level of roasted chocolate and dark malt flavors with a nice bitter bite at the end. Not bad.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
keith0718 (408) - Kansas, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Robust coffee and chocolate flavor. Dry. Very dry...chalky aftertaste. Needs some sweetness to support the coffee/chocolate and combat the chalk.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (3817) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 6, 2014
12 oz bottle. It pours very dark brown with a nice tan head. The aroma is pretty rich with cocoa, coffee and hard roasted malt. The flavor is intense with bitter dark chocolate, toast and coffee. It has a balanced bitter, roasted finish. Rich, full body with a touch of English yeast character to go with the strong American malt and hop profile. Really enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6587) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 4, 2014
Where and how: bottle 355 ml gift
Aroma frontal chocolate, mild ash with nice depth to it. Nicely blended hop character.
Appearance :
Top: lighter yet lasting beige cap.
Base: dark brown.
Palate : dry up front, softer mid with again dry finish.
Taste: ash, chocolate, burnt wood, pit, licorice.
other notes solid.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (2248) - Silver Spring, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Poured from 12 oz. bottle. Opaque with a fringe of light creeping through the edges, dark brown with a 2-finger tan head and excellent lacing. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, nuts and toffee. Taste of chocolate, coffee, nuts, roasted malt and toffee. Medium body and medium/high carbonation. Very nice porter with a good blend of flavors and an aroma to match. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHeath99 (1306) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle shared by a pretty chill dude. Pours an opaque dark brown with tan head. Really nice porter with all the tasty elements: roasted malts, coffee, and chocolate.


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