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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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A Robust style of porter with a luscious roasted malt complex and Chinook bittering hops finishes with Tetnanager hops. OG 1.056, 28 IBUs.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 2, 2007
Pours a deep black with a light brown head. Aroma is malty, roasted malts, some chocolate notes, and sour. Flavor is malty, sour fruity notes, with some roasted malts.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 2, 2007
Pours an opaque with dark brown edges and a frothy dark tan head. Aroma of cherry tartness and some lightly roasted malts. Body starts light and fizzy with a touch of sweet dark caramel before sourness takes over toward a warming slightly acidic finish. Seems like it would be a nice porter were it not as acidic.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fordest (1964) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - APR 15, 2007
22 oz. bottle shared with Padrefan98. Nice chocolate aromas off this almost black pour with no head. No head due to a very small amount of carbonation. Flavors were some roastiness with a strange bitterness on the finish. Average...

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - APR 15, 2007
22 oz bottle thanks to degarth. Poured a dark black with no head. Smells of roasted chocholate. Average porter, but good.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
doughert82 (20) - Bay Area, California, USA - APR 1, 2007
(Bottle) Dark in color, taste is more similar to a stout than a porter. Lacked any distinguishing flavor characteristics, and in fact, the lingering taste wasn’t that great. But I like Golden Valley, and appreciate their effort.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2007
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a large creamy tan head. Aroma of sweet chocolate, roastiness, smoked sausage, and milk. Flavor of roasted malt, smoke, and slight vinous.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2007
22oz bottle from Degarth - Pours dark brown with a short offwhite head that fades pretty quick. Aromas of coffee, roasted malts, and some chocolate. Flavor is light coffee, chocolate and roast as well as some raisin. Palate is on the watery side with a bit much carbonation for me.

2.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2006
Bomber from Liquid Solutions. The aroma is subdued, but smells good with some lightly roasted malt, sweet chocolate and creamed coffee. Pours dark brown, but settles black with a tight pink sized head that is bubbly, mocha colored and diminishing. <P> Water fore is tart and almost spritzy. Very limp and lactic with not even a good concentration of what flavors are present and a glaring lack of traditional roast, chocolate, coffee, burnt flavors or even some of the less common raisin, molasses flavors. This might be slightly infected, but regardless I highly doubt it would be very good under optimal conditions.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (4858) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2006
22 oz bottle, via Dubbercody. Pours a very dark brown clear body under a one finger tight bubbled brown head that had some decent retention. Aroma is very chocolaty with a light roasted malt component. Moderate hoppiness and a touch of coffee. Flavor is more roasty than chocolaty and a little thin. There’s also a light lactic tinge on the finish with moderate bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, slightly grainy in texture with moderate fizzy carbonation. Finishes lightly dry. Overall, this was pretty decent but the roastiness could be toned down a little to let the chocolate shine through more.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjg74 (2490) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 29, 2006
Bottle, Liquid Solutions. Pours very dark in color, with virtually no head. Sweet chocolate aroma with a bit of maltiness. Smoothe flavor of roasted malt. Quite a bit of roasted coffee bitterness.


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