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Dark and full-bodied, this is our interpretation of the classic English Porter style. Made with nine varieties of malt and assertively hopped, our porter is packed with flavor. Strong coffee and chocolate tones create a special brew for those advancing on the path of fine beer appreciation.


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MIBRomeo (2555) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 24, 2004
Mild scent w/ little carbination.. hint of chocolate in the smell. This is a black beer, that holds little head, but has a full flavor strongly hinting of chocolate w/ a hint of hopps

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2006
(Tap) Pours a very dark brown color with a small beige head. Coffee aroma and taste, with some burnt caramel in the taste as well. A good and balanced porter, which really makes the beer. Mouthfeel is a little thin for the style, but still a good brew.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheEnemy (562) - Chicago, USA - JAN 7, 2007
On tap.
Pours a dark red-brown that allows a lot of light to pass through when held up to a light. A tan head with long retention sits atop the liquid all the way to the bottom but leaves surprisingly little lace on its way down. Aroma is dry-roast, earthy, grainy, and a very small hint of oddly placed mint. Strange. No mint in the flavor though, which is dry, almost burnt-carbon earthy grain up front, followed by a nice does of toffee and caramel. A tiny hint of dried fruit shows up as the beer warms. Disappointingly flat palate. A very drinkable porter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 06/22/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub, Madison

black, scant beige head, dry dark chocolte and fresh roasted coffee aroma, creamy body, rich dark chocolate flavor, nice sweet character brings out the chocolate, a touch of roasted adds complexity,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+/4

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rudolf (2340) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 18, 2008
Really rich toffee & caramel nose, some milkiness. Flavor is a hint of burnt malt, a whole bunch of chocolate & toffee and quite hoppy.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 18, 2008
Full bodied, black porter, lots of roasted coffee aromas. Dark brown head smelled hoppy, and it had a very malty aroma. the finish was long and dry on the palate.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GJF (1241) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JUL 13, 2008
Very thick, chewy porter with lots of roast malt and coffee flavor. The only thing keeping this from being higher is it feels a bit unbalanced on the roasted end--but still a unique porter.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2011
On tap at the brew pub...Pours a medium brown with lots of ruby on the sides. Iím flummoxed here because its called Black Earth, this beer should be super dark, disappointing. A light tan head with good retention but poor lacing...A medium aroma that is sweet with a little roasted coffee on the back, not at all bitter which is surprising but the taste is really bitter from start to finish. Coffee, almost too much with a butterscotch finish. A decently average porter, try if you there but thatís about as far as I can go

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8524) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2011
Enjoyed on tap at the downtown brewpub. One of the better beers here, coffee grounds and coffee more than chocolate, 35 IBu and 6.25% abv. Black with some head. a little acidic. Coffee in the nose. Above average mouthfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (2359) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2012
Hand pull served to a house pint glass at the downtown GD on Doty with a black/brown hue, a substantial head of tan froth, and waves & spots of lacing. The nose was roasty malt, with cocoa taking the lead, coffee following up, and a touch of caramel. The flavor contributed a dry and earthy hop bitterness. The body was medium while the soft carbonation from the engine pour prompted the texture to come off a little watery. The finish remained roasty and dry. A decently flavorful Porter from my favorite rallying spot before and during GT preparties.


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