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RATINGS: 249   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.


4.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
unclemattie (4130) - Georgia, USA - AUG 21, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2012 22oz bottle. Black pour, creamy brown head. Aroma has loads of chocolate. Nice amount of roasted grain character. Whoa, dominate roast flavor. Loads of burnt character, flavors of charcoal, licorice, burnt grains, charred Italian roast coffee. Creamy texture. Nothin but roast! Best Porter I’ve had... My 100th Porter. (3434)

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jamiesessions (29) - - JUL 15, 2012
A phenomenal example of style, pours a dark brown, nearly black and goes down easily.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
coyforce (579) - Virginia, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Very nice porter. Purchased at farm fresh. Flavor is a nice rich malty flavor. Pour is a beautiful dark brown with a thin light brown head.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
obguthr (3653) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Rich coffee, raisin, unmalted roasted barley, and tobacco nose. Clear cola, thick tan head with fair retention. Coffee flavor with only subtle hints of raisins. Layers of different roastiness spring forth upon warming. Some cola notes. Toasty! Charred grain finish with raisinet accents. Silky smooth. This is what I expect from a porter, true to style, very well done.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ptw (15) - - NOV 23, 2013
I had the bbl porter and really like that so I tried this right after. Six pack bottles. Poured black with light tan foam. Dark with strong, but balanced aroma. Medium with not too heavy flavors. Finish was balanced and did not stay too long on the tongue. This is a good, every day porter.

4.3
   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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (3223) - Georgia, USA - JAN 20, 2012
Rich aroma has burnt wood, unsweet chocolate and quality coffee notes with undertones of molasses and licorice. Got my mouth watering! It pours an opaque dark-chocolate brown with a thick, fluffy and rather persistent light tan head. Delicious flavor lives up to the aroma, having roast coffee, chocolate, molasses and licorice tones plus a hint of caramel and a bitter hoppy undertone that actually helps round out the flavor rather than detract from it. Texture is the beer’s weakest point - body is on the thin side, it seems, for a porter, and there is just a little fizz.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
penguinfinity (103) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Bottle. Smell is mildly sweet. Pours almost black with deep reds when light shines through. Thick tan head which bubbles down. Sweet coffee and chocolate taste. Love it. Will definitely buy more.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maxwelldeux (3496) - Everett, Washington, USA - APR 27, 2012
Like you’d expect, this pours very dark and has a moderate head. It has a nice roasted smell to it, which is very inviting. Very good taste, with notes of coffee and unsweetened chocolate. Really good beer.

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!


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