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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!


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2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcr (2112) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Bomber. Deep brown body. Frothy, beige head, rapidly diminishing. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Tartness in finish. Taste of coffee and roasted malts along with cardboard. Lingering bitterness and a lingering off-taste of soy sauce. Lots of better porters out there.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
woodychevy (258) - - 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 (55) - North Carolina, 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (4475) - 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 (4115) - 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 (3607) - 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 (2085) - 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 (1312) - 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 (2927) - 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.


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