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RATINGS: 1583   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Dark, Rich, and Sexy. Chocolate malts and four varieties of hops make this a very full flavored ale.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
odie (2) - Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 2009 does not count
How can you beat the first micro brew you fell in love with? Great taste, with hints of chocolate, and a little caramel, this is the best porter Iíve had!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 8, 2009

Date: February 11, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Brusin Ales, Asheville NC
Appearance: opaque dark brown, fine tan head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: rich chocolate aroma with a roasted coffee edge, touch of caramel sweetness
Body: big creamy body
Flavor: rich dark chocolate flavor, dry roastyness, bitterness rolls out from the roasted to add a dry earthyness
Overall: rich and flavorful, but a bit too dry and bitter which holds back the rich chocolate
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+/4

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CheersMate (1299) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - MAR 8, 2009
Nice looking porter. Off-white head. Nice black beer with a strong roast aroma. A huge roast and toasty aroma. This aroma is very pleasing for a porter. Just a lovely aroma. Extremely roasty beer. This beer has a decent palate. Somewhat of a smooth palate, but an amazing roasted taste. Nice malt taste as well. There are no hops to speak of, but I donít care because this beer has one of the best roast/malt flavors I have ever had. Great beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RyanMM (411) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - MAR 8, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2009 Very rich and complex, beautiful looking, but I think itís too earthy and muddy tasting. Is this one maltier than other porters? Or maybe its one of the hop varieties thatís not doing it for me. Not sure about the specifics, but Iíve had a few other porters that Iíll take hands-down over this one. Kinda bummed because this one had such a great rep. Guess my taste isnít in line with the gen pop.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bbrownbeerman (2) - Indiana, USA - MAR 7, 2009 does not count
In regards to Poters, this might be the best one I have had. This beer has a lot of flavor, which differentiates itself from most porters. Nice flavors of coffee/chocolate are balanced quite nicely. One thing I must comment on is the fact that the bottle is a twist off. I think beer brewing 101 states that it MUST NOT be a twist off.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GranvilleTim (1415) - Granville, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2009
Dark black pour with a thin dark brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, sweetness, and coffee. Taste is great- sweetness, some dk. roasted coffees, and finishes up dry. Beer is thick, it left a coating on the glass. Left some lacing on the glass. Iím ready for the rest of the 6-er and will get some more tomorrow.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 7, 2009
Bottle from Roziís in Lakewood ohio. Pours a dark brown with a beige head and nice lacing. Aroma of chocolate and dark roast. Body is on the lighter side of medium with average carbonation and smooth mouthfeel. The flavor is very well balanced, with notes of dark chocolate, mild roast coffee, vanilla, tobacco. There is just the right amount of hops to give this balance and a detectable, but not overdone bitterness. This is an excellent session Porter and perhaps one the best ones I have had since Bells. I will be buying this again.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
juiceisloose (1055) - Windermere, Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2009
Courtesy fantomas23. Pours a very deep and dark chocolate brown color with a foamy, tan colored head. The head slowly fades and leaves spotty lacing around the glass. The aroma is full and rich of dark chocolate, roasted coffee, cream, and some earthy hops. The flavor is just as rich and decadent with dark chocolate and fudge playing prominent roles and then smoothed out by the vanilla cream. Some roast and bitterness from the earthy hops come through to balance this thing out perfectly. Medium-full and silky smooth on the palate with a long, chocolatey finish. This is a fantastic porter.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zappafan99 (463) - ASCENSION ISLAND - MAR 6, 2009
Taste 3/9 Bottle. Looks: Black opaque body with a glass clinging tan head. Aroma: Dark chocolate and some smoke. Taste: Thick chocolate, both milk and dark, with coffee bean. Nice spice/hop presence. Tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 5, 2009
12oz bottle. Pours almost pitch black with a thick milk chocolate head. Tons of fresh coffee on the nose as well as aromas of chocolate, burnt malts and a touch of hops. A very full flavored Porter, on of the better ones Iíve tried to date.


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