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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
It was upon my emergence from my craft that I realized I had traveled not to another place, but to another time. About me lumbered a number of stout men, burdened by heavy loads. Finding a sudden need to slake my thirst and steady my mind, I called out to one of these porters. He pointed to a tavern, inside of which I found this roasty, chocolaty, and supremely drinkable brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 12, 2013
Voluminous beige head resides above the clear coffee brown. Roast-forward, nutty, chocolatey, fairly creamy porter with soft carbonation caressing the palate as ashey blackberry fruitiness evolve toward a earthy, roasty bitterness. Inviting texture, airy and very smooth, never biting the tongue whilst adding a dryness contrasting with the chocolate milk shake gentle sweetness. Easy to drink and certainly well brewed, but not standing out particularly. That’s not a bad thing, but it makes it harder to score high on ratebeer and I’m therefore a bit surprised to see other scores so high.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neepsntatties (1778) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 9, 2013
Bottle. Colour...basically black though there is hues of garnet around the edges when held to the light. There’s an opulent head, as well. Nose...roasted malt, dried nuts and medium bodied chocolate. Palate...supple, velvety, and smooth. There’s a prevalence of CO2 that helps with the supple characters of the beer. Toasted nuts and cocoa mass flavours come to the forefront and meld beautifully with hints of light coffee. This is one of the more complex porters I’ve had and it is truly worthy of praise!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
RumRunner101 (918) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 6, 2013
Black pour. Aroma is chocolate, light coffee. Relatively thin bodied. Flavour is well roasted with chocolate. I’m not too crazy about this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - APR 16, 2013
22oz bottle. Clear reddish brown with a small light tan head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, vanilla and light coffee. Flavor is rich and malty with lots of chocolate, roast and a light caramel sweetness. Medium to full body with a soft, creamy mouth feel. This is a really great porter, very rich and flavorful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
poisoneddwarf (2296) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - APR 12, 2013
Bomber. Pours black with red highlights when held up to the light. Has a medium beige head with decent retention; leaves a skiff of foam and some lace. Aroma is bready, chocolate milk, licorice, burnt caramel. Taste is bittersweet. Has a faint hoppy flavor to go along with the roastiness of the malt. Mouthfeel is creamy, body and carbonation medium. Well-made and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Metalchopz (3094) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2013
Enjoyed at the Three Penny Taproom in Montpelier, VT. Pours a brown colour with a beige head and red highlights. Chocolate nose with vanilla hints and well-blended roasted malts. Nice creamy starting mouthfeel. Porter dark fruits taste with some roasted malts. Mild dry finish with the hops. A nice treat, a little hoppier than most porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarkQ (83) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 27, 2013
Wow! Didn’t know what to expect from this bad boy... pours dark as dark can be. Medium carbonation. Slight coffee taste... this is good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daknole (10883) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Brown pour, light tan head. Very standard porter here, with an odd tart flavor. Roast, plums, milk chocolate, pumpernickel bread.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 26, 2013
Tap @ Fifteenth Ave Hophouse... Poured black with a thin head. Nice clean porter. Some dark malts and toasted sweetness. Faint roast, low bitterness. Smooth, hardly any astringency in this beer. Milk chocolate, malted cocoa notes. Nice drinking porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8450) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 26, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Pours a dark brown color with a large white head. A big sweet milky nose. The flavor is milky and dry cocoa forward, some light roast, more dark chocolates, very smooth. A nice creamy palate. Good.

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