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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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A very drinkable session Porter, French Broad’s oh-so-quaffable interpretation of this classic English ale. On draft! In bottles! Everywhere!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5650) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Dark brown pour with an off-white head. The aroma has quite a bit of chocolate as well as some roasted malt and a hint of mint. The flavor is similar. I get a lot of chocolate as well a hint of roasted malt. The flavor is very sweet overall. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
Westchesterco (866) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Poured from a bottle it is a dark brown with a slight head the aroma is orange chocolate with the taste of milk chocolate that has a bitter finish

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iphonephan (3149) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUN 15, 2014
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home on Father’s Day. Pours a clear dark cola brown with a tan head. Aroma of coffee. Flavors of milk chocolate and tobacco. Medium bodied. Bitter roasted finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5446) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Warner Robins, Ga. - Lazy Dog Growler - 22 oz bomber. Dark black pour with some ruby red/purple tints, tight mocha colored head. Aroma has some nice topsoil accents, a touch of bittersweet baker’s chocolate. Good solid everyday porter flavor with some nice topsoil accents, a touch of unsweetened chocolate, a touch of nuttiness and just a hint of licorice in the back end. Mouthfeel has a nice chalky presence to it. Pretty decent.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Imaena (1817) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Bottle. This porter smells and tastes a littel sour and the body is a bit thin for my liking. That said its not bad a a great deal.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
woodychevy (348) - - MAR 28, 2014
Had on tap at the brewery. Just an average porter to me. Pours a dark, somewhat transparent brown. Thin to no head. Carbonation and mouthfeel both medium- about right for a porter. Coffee, earthy, chocolate notes all present. Some hoppinness but a bit of a strange finish sort of off-balanced. Just a bit bland for me.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ekidon (4) - - MAR 23, 2014 does not count
Pours with a nice tight head with good caramel and slight coffee aroma. Good mouthfeel but taste is a bit metallic on the finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beachmaster (110) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Bomber into a pint glass. Pours a deep black, with a medium tan head that fades fairly quickly, with moderate lacing. Nose is coffee and dark malt. Taste follows the nose. Mouthfeel is a little on the thin side, with a medium length finish. Pleasant, but not exceptional.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (4897) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2014
Bomber bought at the brewery during a RBWG visit. A good amount of red in this very dark beer. A steady two finger beige head very slowly falls. This smells of coffee with lesser chocolate and earth. That earth leads the flavor profile with chocolate that is both milk and bakers varieties behind that. The beer tastes dry but has a sweet aftertaste from that chocolate. Coffee in the finish. The feel is medium plus. A solid English porter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (4392) - Utah, USA - FEB 17, 2014
On tap at the brewery during a rbwg stop
Black with a small tan head and good lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and nutty. Flavors of roasted malts, coffee and chocolate
Thin, but easy to drinking and tasty


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