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RATINGS: 267   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
guzzler67 (1527) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Nearly black appearance with a large, rocky tan head and good lacing. Roasted malt aroma backed by bittersweet chocolate and coffee. Earthy, smokey flavors with notes of brown bread, caramel and chicory. The bittersweetness reappears in the aftertaste. Full-to-medium bodied, moderately carbonated mouthfeel leads to a lingering finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
My Bottom Line:
This roasty and chocolatey Porter shares savory malts in a chewy body leading to balancing malt and hop bitterness.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the blackened dark brown.
-Malt flavors are particularly well developed in this one.
-Roasted chicory aromas are found in there as well.
-This is a very good textbook example.

On tap at the brewpub.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gopherfan99 (612) - CROATIA - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle (trade with non rate beer member); pours a dark brown with a tan head; aroma is chocolate, malt, with hints of coffee; taste starts with the chocolate and roasted malt and then has a bitter coffee finish; nice porter

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kyle77 (11) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 25, 2014
From rate: 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. Liked the chocolate & toffee. Had a bitter sweet finish that I didn't care for. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
miyauchi38 (356) - chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2014
ポーター 甘い、苦い 甘

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christpuncher (1395) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2014
An easy to drink very light porter. Slightly smokey and chocolately. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Had at Blackfin in Charlotte. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8939) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle from supermarket in Ashland. Damb good porter, thick and coffee and chocolate. Bitter finish. Great drinkability.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5086) - 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 (2374) - 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 (3119) - 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.


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