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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
“Make the long night shorter, Forgetting not, Good stout old English Porter.” — R. H. Messenger

Luscious and silky smooth with a body to match, OP Porter is uncompromisingly rich yet surprisingly drinkable. A complex blend of dark malts and real milk sugar creates the bold flavors of dark roast coffee mingling with farm fresh cream. For the stout and porter lover in each of us, OP is a knockout.

Pairing suggestions: Cave-aged Bleu cheese, arancini with veal ragu, roast pork with gravy, bacon burger with fried egg and cheddar cheese, molten chocolate cake.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (5094) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2014
INky, very little of the ringing tan foam. Roasty, slightly creosotic aroma. Smoky, rauchbier-tasting at times, coffee tang, very lightly sweet. Sweet aftertaste. The beer gets clingy after a while. On tap, Proof, downstairs with LuckyDog.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (5526) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 13, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Comes a very dark brown with an average tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, and malt. Taste is coffee, roasted malt, dark chocolate, and some fruit. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kathouse (1642) - Nevada, USA - APR 12, 2014
Dark brown with a nice tan head. Coffee and roasted aromas lead into a coffee and chocolate taste. Medium body. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Rich and smooth. Dark brown body, tons of sticky tan lace. Silky body leads to a malty, roasty profile. A bit sweet for a porter, but it works. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bierkrug (2130) - - FEB 26, 2014
On tap at the World of Beer in Coconut Creek, FL. Was in a tulip glass a dark brown color with a large fluffy light tan head. Aroma is a roasted malt with a subtle sweetness and a touch of leather. Only a slight lingering bitterness. Palate is very easy drinking. Very nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (5899) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Growler shared at tasting. Pours black with clearish head, not much lace. Notes are burnt caramel, roast, toast, chocolate, coffee and smooth malt and some light dehydrated peanut butter. Sessionable for a porter but has enough flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (4808) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Draft at the brewery. Pours black with a creamy beige head and decent lacing. Tastes like roasted coffee, burnt toast, medium bitterness, light chocolate sweetness. Light body and low carbonation. Faint smell of coffee, cocoa, and toasted grain.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (5144) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Tap at brewery. Pours deep, dark brown with creamy light tan head. Aroma is roasted and chocolate malts, faint smoke, light earthy notes, prunes, faint raisins, an light spice. Flavor is dry, roast malts forward with chocolate, light ash, faint dark fruit sweetness, and faint earthy hop bitterness; dry, roasted finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (7412) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. - on tap at the Funky Buddha Tap Room. Thick, black, ink-like pour with a thick, sticky mocha colored head that leaves behind a nice coat of lacing. Rich aroma with plenty of dark bittersweet chocolate and some day old coffee. Flavor is full of fresh black dirt, dark chocolate, creosote, coffee and a hint of smokiness. Mouthfeel has a nice thick chalkiness to it. This porter receives the official seal of approval fron the pounder of porters.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlovakSniper (5182) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 17, 2013
C’est un stout bien ténébreux qui se présente à ma table. La mousse crémeuse cherche à s’accrocher pour une longue période. Quelques pointes restent visibles sur la paroi de mon verre. Le nez est très intéressant et curieux. Les notes chocolatées sont véhémentes. Le caractère rôti est robuste. Et en même temps, je perçois une douceur crémeuse qui génère des esters fruités. En bouche, les malts sont qui sont très noirs, bien rôtis et même fumants sont rapidement entourés par une douceur vanillée et lactée. Des notes fruitées se confirment dans ce qui me semble être un souffle caramélisé. Au palais, je garde le souvenir d’un corps bien élaboré avec ses bulles relâchées et sa texture crémeuse. La finale est très amère, éloignée de l’habituelle idée du sweet stout. Funky Buddha est un générateur de plaisir. J’aime boire des bières iconoclastes.

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