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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (5038) - 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 (5019) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Bottle. Pours a pitch black with brown head. Aroma of chocolate, hint of coffee. Smooth, medium mouthfeel. Solid, not exceptionally complex.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vyvvy (4080) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Pours reddish brown with a tan bubbly head. The aroma has cocoa, cream, chocolate malt, caramel, butterscotch and a hint of vanilla. It has a medium / light body with a light amount of semi-sharp carbonation. The flavor begins with a bit of a watered flavor of the aroma. It is sharper and drier and has a dark chocolate note. The finish shows some mineral notes. Good porter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (2685) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 18, 2014
It poured a dark brown color with no head. The aroma was malty, with hints of cocoa, toffee and coffee. The taste was of soy sauce, toffee, chocolate and some hops. A very good porter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DCLawyer (1545) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Bomber->tumbler. Pours near black with small offwhite head. Aroma and taste have roasted malt, chocolate, wood. Bittersweet aftertaste. A little off-balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (3654) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 28, 2013
22 ounce bottle. Pours almost black with an average tan head. Aroma of malt, coffee, and some chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, and caramel. A bit thin. Very drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gregwilsonstl (1123) - Missouri, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Dark black. Tons of chocolate and mocha. Delicious. Chocolate malt after taste. Some roastiness like coffee. I wish I remembered where I got this, it’s really good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcnielsen (2225) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Bottle. Pours a black color with white head. Burnt, roasty, malty, somewhat creamy flavors. Pretty good porter.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3163) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 27, 2013
Black pour with a tall, mocha head. Aroma of cocoa powder. The flavor follows the aroma. A bit of sweetness but not overly so, very little bitterness. A bit thin but otherwise a nice beer.


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