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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!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 30, 2012
bomber from gbx for $5.29 on 7/15/11. orange/yellow tinted porter brown with a short lived beige head. the nose is loaded with chocolate, caramel and roast with lesser notes of a cherry like fruitiness and a woody nuttiness. the flavor is the same... choco, caramel, roast and a slight touch of bitterness and sourness on the finish. there’s a faint bit of coffee-like nuttiness in the aftertaste. thin bodied and sharply carbonated but it is quite refreshing and it hits the spot . 7/3/7/3/15

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Shag (2585) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUL 18, 2012
Pitch black with a beige head. Aroma contains a good dose of coffee and chocolate. The flavor has an espresso like characer with some dark chocolate and licorice. This is very bitter and delicious. Holy crap is this amazing. The finish is like eating dark chocolate covered coffee beans then comes the milk. Im floored by how good this is.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (9997) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Draft at the source. Aroma of prunes, raisins, coffee. Taste is smooth coffee, milk chocolate with a burnt toast edge.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DiarmaidBHK (3387) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2012
Draft at tap room. Pours black with a thin khaki head that leaves a smidgen of lacing. Prominennt roasts malt notes on the nose that remind me of coffee and chocolate. Kind of thin mouthfeel. Lots of roasted malt on the tongue as well. Dry almost astringent on the Finish. Solid example of style.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxwelldeux (3502) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Pours dark and thick with very little head. Good coffee and roasted notes to it in both smell and taste. It’s a relatively average porter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (7669) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2012
On draught at The Pharmacy in Nashville. Brownish-black pour with a medium tan head that diminishes steadily to an outer ring. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of sweet malt and coffee. Medium body with flavors of roasted coffee, sweet malt and a touch of hops. The finish is roasty with a mocha aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PaperKnife (82) - - MAY 28, 2012
Draft at the tasting room. Black, tan wispy head. Aroma is roasty and almost smokey. Dry, bitter, not nearly as roasty as the aroma would let on.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4299) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 23, 2012
22oz bottle bought in Asheville. Deep brown-black with a fading beige head. Medium bodied, a touch watery. A nice range of flavors going on...brown chocolate, mild coffee bitterness, a faint touch of wood, cherry. Comes together quite nicely, well balanced. Mellow, gentle carbonation. Bonus points for holding up after 6 months in the closet.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (3587) - Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2012
22 ounce bottle that poured a dark brown, almost black color with aromas of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and some cream. Flavor is the same with a mild sugary flavor and toffee hints throughout. Nice porter overall.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7101) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Bomber. Poured medium brown with a short-lived, smoked beige head. The aroma picked up charred black patent malts and dry-roasted chocolates, with light hay and grassy accents.. not substantial or complex, but nice. The flavor found roasty black malts and lesser chocolate.. lots of dry roast on the edges.. a tad sour and cardboardey on the finish. Medium-bodied at most on the palate.. dry and roasty.. OK flow.. very drinkable.


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