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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.


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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Very roasty with hints of coffee, cola and vanilla in the nose. Mostly tastes like roasted barley with maybe a hint of burnt coffee. Kinda short and overly bitter finish for my taste.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHeath99 (900) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weathers (2) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 29, 2014 does not count
On tap at Sedona Taphouse, Midlothian, Va. Craft-brewed example of Robust Porter. Color: Dark brown, almost black; opaque. Appearance: Medium-sized, long-lasting tan head; very good lacing. Aroma: Roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, toffee. Flavor: Hop-forward bitterness, chocolate, caramel, toffee; Some malty background. Texture: Light-medium body, somewhat watery, medium carbonation. Finish: Bitter and dry for a Porter, with moderately lingering coffee aftertaste. Summary: A very sessionable beer in spite of the ABV and an IBU worthy of a Pilsner.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Goodgrief (1782) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JUL 20, 2014
On tap at Carolina Ale House Durham. Dark pour, smallish head but some good lacing. Nutty aroma. Roasted flavor with some mild cocoa notes. Minimal sweetness. Just ok.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sharkguy (5) - Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2014 does not count
Dark opaque brown with ruby highlits. Small off tan head with little bubbles. Aroma is hard to judge due to wind. Coffee tast with hints of dark chocolate, slight bitterness to balance the sweetness. Very smooth with a full body and creamy mouthfeel. Excellent beer

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
gsmitty80 (1794) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Pretty decent porter and i think it was my favorite of the lot that i had over Christmas.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hockeybeerguy (1854) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Rcvd in trade. Reviewed by notes. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a nice looking dark hazy brown to an almost black color. The lacing was a nice looking sticky streaming trickles sliding right on down into the beer. The smell had a nice roasty to sweet dark chocolate to light coffee blend. The taste took those previously mentioned flavors to blend extraordinarily. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a pretty good sessionability about it. The carbonation seemed appropriately styled to have a fairly good roastiness on the tongue and still allowing a decent sharpness from some bitter coffee beans to make a worthy effort of a pummeling on the tongue. Overall, this was a pretty good Porter I’d have again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (3850) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 10, 2014
12oz bottle in a snifter. Pours near black with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, some chocolate and toffee, light coffee, and light notes of bitterness and dough. Flavor the same. Average texture. A decent porter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (3338) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Total Wine, Fairfax 12oz ($2): Pours pretty near to black with a great looking head. Aroma is earthy, toffee, caramel, plant matter, and hints of coffee. Taste to me seems more coffee. Somewhat mineralish and herbal. Interesting flavors. Well balanced through and through. Very smooth. Very slightly sweet. Mild sugary afftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6239) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle:   Sweet roasty nose, seems a touch ashy.   Dark chocolate and roasted malts on the tongue.   Light to moderate bitterness.   Some dark chocolate notes as well.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Smooth otherwise.   Decent balance, clean finish, lingering sweet roastiness.   Solid porter, but nothing that special.   Thanks Brad!


4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
coyforce (599) - 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.


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