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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!


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3.3
   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5215) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Brown pour with tan head and lace. Aroma is large black coffee with a light chocolate kicker. Flavor is more yohoo chocolate than coffee but still the coffee. Medium bodied with a slightly thinned finish. Good beer

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3470) - Eureka, California, USA - OCT 20, 2014
This 22 oz bottle was sent to me by Strykzone. Thanks Dave. Poured a very deep red that looked nearly black. Light tan head with good retention and nice lacing. Nose of chocolate and coffee. Medium body. The flavor is well balanced between the coffee and chocolate. Earthy finish. Very nice overall.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5856) - 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 (1113) - 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 (3649) - 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 (5710) - 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 (1887) - 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 (439) - - 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 (174) - 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.


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