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RATINGS: 283   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.


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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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernest (6656) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Draft, Closed For Business, Charleston. Head is small, mostly diminishing. Body is dark brown to black. Aroma is moderately malty (cocoa powder, roasted grain), with a light note of vanilla. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively/soft carbonation. Dull and simple but drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrunkSanta410 (584) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 28, 2015
Bottle at home thanks to Brad! Pours a dark cola color with thick long lasting white head. Aroma is cocoa, toffee, faint coffee and toast. Taste is coffee, faint bitter chocolate, and hints of sweet caramel / toffee. Medium body, thin mouthfeel, high carbonation. Nice flavor in this porter.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ordybill (596) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - APR 28, 2015
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- Has a very nice aroma of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Appearance- Pours a dark brown with reddish highlights. Has a big beige head. Taste- The roasted malt comes shining through along with a hint of coffee and chocolate. Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Overall- A very solid beer, Foothills Brewery has a very nice product in this one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdixon77 (1540) - Georgia, USA - MAR 26, 2015
Old rating. Solid porter. Dark brown pour. Roasted, nutty, chocolatey. Good creamy mouthfeel. No complaints.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Zeswaft (1455) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle. Light chocolate and nut aroma. Flavor is the same with a sort of sour twist. Not great.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (4345) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 13, 2015
12 oz. bottle shared by Willrunforbeer, much thanks. Aroma is earth English malts showing a light coffee and chocolate tones. Body is fuller for the style with a lingering earthy bitterness. The texture is drying on the tongue with a nice level of hops. Nice hop profile.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WillRunForBeer (1327) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle from a locals trade with ygbtsm94. Thanks, Brad! Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is molasses, raisin, chocolate. Taste is chocolate and raisin underneath, with bakers chocolate and coffee bitterness. Good mouthfeel for a porter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2599) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2015
3/12/2015. 22 oz. bottle. Roasted malt aromas, hints of chocolate. Bitter flavors with light coffee. Long bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (6876) - Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Rating from notes. I have had this on tap in Asheville and most recently from a bottle. Pours dark brown to black in color with a medium sized beige head. The aroma and flavor have some roasted malt, chocolate, brown sugar, toffee, earthy notes, a splash of coffee, some bitterness to the finish, medium body, decent porter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
llcooldave (1161) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Pours black in the glass with a touch of red when held up to the light. Mocha and a hint of caramel in the nose. Lots of coffee flavors with a hint of cream in the aftertaste. Overall, very nice...


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