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RATINGS: 280   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2420) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Black/dark brown pour ruby hue and thin off white head ... aroma of toffee, roasted malts and light chocolate malts ..... taste of toffee, roasted malts, roasted coffee, caramel malts, chocolate and a bitter hoppy bite ... finish is dry and bitter with a nice roasted coffee flavor that lingers for a bit .... very solid and tasty porter with nice balance


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdixon77 (1179) - 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 (1437) - 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 (3958) - 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 (1088) - 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 (2589) - 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 (6428) - 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 (1149) - 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...

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tekstr1der (101) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Dark brown pour with nearly no head. Smells of chocolate and toffee. Tastes of initial hop bitters followed by malt and coffee notes - all per the rather accurate commercial description!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wedgie9 (2501) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 4, 2015
Tasted on 9/12/11 from a 22oz bottle that I got as an extra in a trade. Pours an opaque nearly black dark brown with a smooth beige head that slowly recedes to a thin even layer of lace. The nose is darkly roasted coffee, bitter chicory, dark chocolate, molasses, and burnt toast. The flavor is the same, extremely dry. The body is medium with lively carbonation and a long bitter coffee and dark chocolate finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (6558) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 31, 2015
draft at Jamie’s in Brevard, NC. Creamy bodied black pour. Chocolate & roasted malts, notes of toffee a nice dose of bitterness. Nice porter


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