Gentle Bens Nolan Porter
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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Rich and full bodied, this dark ale is a year-round favorite. Brewed from six different malts and spicy hops. This porter is sure to please the connoisseur and novice alike.

Named after the first son of the brewer back in 1993, it was awarded the Gold medal for Robust Porter category in 2008 in America at the Great American Beer Festival. If you like dark, rich, and very complex beers, go no further than this offering.

careyj's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
careyj (7) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2008
Best of the three beers I tried at GB’s. Slightly chocolatey aroma. An enjoyable porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (8572) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 16, 2015
Draft. Blackish beer with a tan head. Light malt and light roast aroma. Malt and light caramel flavor with light roast. Medium bodied. Caramel and light roast linger.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scarletfire65 (1336) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Draft at Mooney’s in Sedona. Aroma is toasted malt and fruit. Sweet, coffee, red berries, acidic, char. Weird.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
adnielsen (10490) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Pours a reddish brown appearance with a tan head. Caramel, dark chocolate, slightly spicy aroma. Cardboard, dull hops, light pine, caramel, burnt sugar flavor. Ehhh, ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
arminjewell (9262) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Pour is dark reddish black pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of roast, sour fruit, grain, hints of grass, slight coffee, touch of ash, slight molasses. Taste is a mix of grass, caramel, toffee, hints of sour fruit, touch of grain, finishing slightly sour, slightly trashy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Caytinator (1005) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Pint at Barrio. Very good beer, taste is warm, rich, and balanced for the style. It’s not as strong as I thought it might be, but it has a very rich taste. Very complex, it’s right up my alley!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillKismet (3860) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Deep brown-black body with adequate head. Medium roasty nose with touches of ash.. Medium to full-bodied with moderate roastyness throughout with ash and molasses notes. A dry coal finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (6758) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2012
Draft at the Tucson airport near B3 food court. A pleasant surprise and the only non-macro I saw. Dark brown with red hues. A smallish tan head soon becomes a ring. The nose is mostly nutty with a hint of cocoa. The flavor also features nuts, pecans maybe, and is nicely hopped. It is more balanced than expected. The hops seem to include Cascade but perhaps at least one other variety. The nut flavors made this a hybrid porter / brown. Regardless, it was nice if not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2012
(Draught) Pours an opaque black body with a medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, light coffee, and lactose. Flavor of roasted malt, dark chocolate, and some molasses.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3772) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2012
On tap at Barrio Brewing. Pours a dark brown with a thin light tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, light sweet malt. Flavor is roasted with lightly charred malt and mild sweetness. Lots of bitterness in the finish. Good porter, a little bland. 7/4/7/4/14 (3.6/5)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5850) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 16, 2011
Black/brown pour with tan head and lace. Light chocolate and toasted malt aroma. Toasted malt and something like black patent flavor. Creamy carbonation but a bit thin. pretty good beer.

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