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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
Originating in England, porter evolved from a blend of beers known as “Entire.” A precursor to stout; this beer is said to have been favored by porters and other physical laborers of 19th Century England. This beer is a medium body dark beer with an enjoyable chocolate quality. The delightful chocolate flavors are complimented by the rich coffee flavors and nutty overtones. Hank’s Porter, named for the founder of Gold Hill Brewery, offers a surprisingly dry finish making it as easy drinking on a warm summer day as a cool winter evening.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beertholomeus (1725) - California, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Chocolate, coffee, caramel, and roasted malt flavors and aroma. Medium body and carbonation with a chocolate and toffee finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Homer321 (4318) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Draft at brewery. Light chocolate and sweet sugar; short of coffee. Seems like more of a brown ale than a porter but very smooth. After reviewing the commercial description, seems more in line with something like Sam’s Taddy Porter. Solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - AUG 30, 2012
Draft @ the brewery. Clear dark amber with a thin light tan head, kind of light in color for a porter. Aroma is faint chocolate, bread and fruit. Flavor is smooth bready malt, some chocolate, light yeast esters and faint hop bitterness. Medium to light body with average carbonation. Good beer but a bit light all around for a porter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
freezy (55) - Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2012
Smell bitter chocolate, aluminum, taste Munich malt, white pepper, grape...really mild hopping. It tasted more like an Oktoberfest than a Porter. Tasty, nice lacing and head once it warmed up to 55F

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14172) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 22, 2012
Bomber from the brewery (they don’t distribute). Pours dark brown with a creamy beige head. Aromas of chocolate and chocolate. Med body. Flavor is chocolate over some pretty smooth dark malt. There is a very faint burnt malt aspect. It is more dry than sweet. The bitter in the finish might be coffee, or not. There’s some sort of robust flavor here. Not particularly a porter fan, but this ale is very good. It gets more chocolate as time moves on. There’s a bit of physical grittiness to it. If they ever start putting this into their red wine barrels the world will shift on its axis.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
illidurit (2286) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 3, 2012
Bottle shared at the December iteration of the Santa Cruz tasting series. Medium brown color, fizzy tan head. Chocolatey, light roast, somewhat metallic and dusty. Standard porter flavor, thin bodied and light. The metal note becomes distracting as time wears on. Typical brewpub fare.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 18, 2011
AKA Hank’s Honey Porter. Draft @ Gold Hill Brewery. Pours a clear, dark-amber color; creamy, fine-bubbled off-white head with excellent retention and lacing. Rounded honey notes and some biscuity malts in the aroma. Medium body; medium CO2; no alcohol. Sweet, honeyed core with a nice rounded floral character; some light cola and biscuity malts comprise the majority of the porter character; highly drinkable; nicely integrated honey character, well expressed.

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