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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
A very drinkable session Porter, French Broad’s oh-so-quaffable interpretation of this classic English ale. On draft! In bottles! Everywhere!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
freekyp (1715) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2011
A full flavored but very drinkable portal. Pours very dark opaque brown. Aromas of creamed coffee, heath bar and brown sugar. Full mouthfeel lending towards sweeter toffee notes. Finished slightly tart and sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DavoleBomb (1614) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2011
Poured into a pint glass. 3.0 A: Black color. First pour gave me a huge head and the second pour resulted in two fingers of tan, foamy soda pop-like head. Retention was not good, but the last quarter inch made a good effort to stick around londer. Sparse and irregular lacing. 3.5 S: Dry, cocoa powder chocolate vibe. Roasty with hints of coffee. Minor crystal malt sweetness. Pleasant, but simple and borderline boring. 3.0 T: Taste is like the nose. Calm, simple, and reserved. Cocoa powder again is the frontrunner with roast, coffee, and crystal sweetness to follow. No sign of hops again. 3.0 M: Light body. Carbonation is a good bit higher than what is preferred. Not creamy at all, but smooth. 3.0 D: I’m not pissed that I’m drinking this, but I really doubt I’ll ever buy another bottle. There’s too many good beers out there to drink a boring one. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 08-12-2011 02:44:21

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (5212) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 25, 2011
22 ounce from Bruisin Ales. Big mouth of cocoa powder. Nice carbonation. Leaves a bit of fizz, though. Dry chocolate. Body not to heavy. Medium. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (11116) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Bomber from Gail’s Hops & Grapes in Hickory, NC, opened 4/13/11. Pours a clear very dark brown color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of rich chocolate notes, roasted malts, faint nutty notes. The taste is roasted malts, chocolate, bitter citrus and floral hops, nutty finish. Medium bodied. Straightforward porter, but very well made. I can imagine myself sitting at some bar in Asheville putting back pint after pint of this stuff.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 29, 2011
Pours dark brown with a light brown head. Smells of chocolate, cardboard, vinegar. Tastes of balsamic vinegar with some soy sauce on the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
OldGrowth (3002) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JUL 17, 2011
bottle from Beer Dispensery in Apex. 6/14/11. Ok aroma, sweet. Chocolate, caramel, little vineous, maybe tad oxidized. Dark orangy brown color, ok head, little to no lace. Bitter sweet flavor. Medium body, creamy oily mouthfeel, mild bittersweet finish. Alright, will revisit.....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUL 15, 2011
Bomber. Pours black with a huge gushing dark tan head. Aroma and flavor are heavy with milk chocolate with some coffee and raisins. Slightly smoky; rather sweet. Some roast malt; minimal hop presence. Thin palate. Strikes me more as almost a dunkel than a porter. Not terribly English, which would nothave added chocolate and would have some more balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2011
Keg at the World Beer Festival Columbia Brewers Party on 01/21/2011. Dark brown body with ruby highights. Sweet roast, chocolate and light vanilla aroma. Sweer chocolate, light roast, and faint vanilla flavor. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SSSteve (4007) - - JUL 5, 2011
bottle. almost black with a small tan head. strong coffee, milk chocolate and toasted malt nose. flavors of toasted malt, burnt bread, milk chocolate and creamed coffee. medium body and moderate dry finish. a little chalky. a fantastic porter! one of french broads best!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (12494) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 5, 2011
22oz bottle, thanks wilkie. Medium beige head, cola dark-brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, roast/coffee, some cocoa, light earthy. Taste is moderately sweet, roast, some coffee, bittersweet chocolate. Medium body, light acidity.

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