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RATINGS: 298   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   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.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msnelling09 (154) - Beverly, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 14, 2013
The beer pours a nice dark brown to light black with a soft tan head of tiny, soft bubbles. The head leaves a lacing of slippery spittle droplets on the sides of the glass. The body is indecipherable in its darkness but shows some light molasses-like colors on its edges that seem clean of particles. On the nose, the beer smells of light, roasted coffee with a kiss of mocha and dark chocolate. Milk chocolate also briefly touches the nose. On the tongue, the beer tastes of bitter roast with a kiss of hops. Sweetness is also prevalent from the malts, though subdued, and more chocolaty than sugary. In flavor, the beer begins as warm roasted chocolate which blossoms into roasted coffee, moving from light roast to dark roast and filling the mouth with a nice, bitter roasted flavor with slight hints of raisins and dark fruit in among the roast. The finish carries a slight flavor of ice and metal, oddly enough, with a dying bitter roasted coffee flavor that hints at chocolate and some slight earthiness that balances out the flavor. The aftertaste is of lingering bitter roasted coffee and char. In the mouth, the beer feels medium in body, and perhaps even lighter, though the beer does carry a little heaviness in the swallow. Carbonation is soft and almost fluffy on the mouth, and the mouth is left roasted dry. Overall, this is a pretty classic American porter. There is nothing fancy about it, but it’s tasty. It has its chocolate, it has its bitters, and it has its roasted coffee flavors. A nice porter for when you want something simple.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (7774) - Georgia, USA - APR 17, 2016
4/17/16. 12oz bottle from Craft on Draft. Wow, I wonder how many times I have skipped this one figuring I had already rated it. Good beer, too, so a shame to boot! Black pour under a small tan head, good lacing. Light aroma, touches of chocolate, dry dark malts, cream and light caramel. Great flavor, smooth as all hell, milk chocolate, cream, just a touch of roasted malts and dryness. Balanced, not too bitter, and quite tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (10913) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2016
22oz botte. Poured a near black color with an off white head. Roast, caramel, some vanilla, and some coffee.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (5173) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - APR 9, 2016
Bottle from Whole Foods Arlington. Dark brown body with mocha head. Nose is caramel, chocolate and coffee. Taste is also coffee and chocolate and quite nice. Good stuff really all around. Creamy texture. Very smooth, with nice espresso in the finish - Porter to the People!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aracauna (3411) - Georgia, USA - APR 3, 2016
Not the richest of porters but there’s a nice cocoa and very light roast that make it a solid porter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jw0406 (1054) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 5, 2016
12 oz bottle pours a dark brown color with a nice white head. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, light hops. Full bodied, very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rollinsr (537) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - JAN 29, 2016
Pours dark brown with tan head. Aroma is nutty with Java and dark fruits. Flavor is very smoky with plenty of creamy Java action. Get it on. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChainGangGuy (4714) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2016
Appearance: Pours a very dark brown, near black body with a half-inch, dark beige foam cap. Smell: Heavy on the roast, cocoa and chewy caramel backed with a soft, subtle fruitiness. Taste: Bitterish flavor of cocoa powder and roasted malt with a vein of dark caramel sweetness. Slightly nutty. A touch of hop bitterness. Earthy, espresso-y taste. PP finishes out fairly bitterish and roasty. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Overall: Decent, drinkable.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TylerGreenDC (732) - - JAN 20, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2016 Draft. Big chocolate aroma, big chocolate flavors with a hint of an espresso chaser, maybe a bit of vanilla too. Nothing subtle about this!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brownaler (488) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2015
Aroma is roasted chocolate and vanilla with slightly bitter malts in the body. Slightly vanilla aftertaste as well.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kramer (5735) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark brown body with a one finger frothy light brown head that faded to a wispy film. The nose is pretty nice, lots of chocolate malt with lighter roast and dark fruit. The flavor is a bit heavy on the burnt and roasted malt for my tastes in the style. The heavy chocolate note that was in the nose is not there in the flavor. This really tastes more stout-like than it does a porter. Medium bodied with just a slight cling on the finish and soft fizzy carbonation. Meh, I thought I’d like this one a little more than I did.


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