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RATINGS: 77   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (7243) - 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 (4123) - 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 (3210) - 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 (7001) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmongoose (1085) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 25, 2012
on draft wwbf asheville. poured dark brown with frothy head. the aroma is typical of a porter. the chocolate, roasted malts and coffee are there and smell wonderful the taste is equally as good. this a your middle of the road typical porter. very drinkable in the winter.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhliesen (692) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2012
Bomber--pours a real dark brown with with froathy, tan head, lacing lasted throughout the drink. The aroma starts with roasted malts and once that fades, chocolate comes to the top. The taste was simliar with a floor of hops and coffee. Some nut taste comes through on the finish. Everthing is balance and straight forward. Another good brew from French Broad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Date: January 26, 2011
Mode: Draft
Source: Taco Mac, Woodstock
Appearance: black, frothy tan head, heavy lace
Aroma: sweet roasted and dark chocolate aroma
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, touch of caramel and butterscotch sweetness, hint of roasted adds a light coffee character
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BiochemProf (179) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2011
Dark brown/black pour ... not cloudy but almost opaque from the dark color. Nice tan head that quickly fades. Aroma of kalua, chocolate and alcohol. Sweet Chocolate mocha flavor with a soft bitter finish (slight hint of ashtray). Medium bodied (thinner than I expected) and fairly high carbonation level (soda like). Tad bit of astringency. Nice. French Broad is becoming one of my favorite NC breweries.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (7107) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 27, 2011
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Nose/taste of dried cocoa, slightly toasted chocolate malt and some vanilla with a mild hop presence. Medium body.


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