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RATINGS: 1779   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   IBU: 37   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Complex, roasty aroma with a bittersweet, chocolate-coffee taste and a bold hop presence.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
edfitz (118) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2006
I love this beer. This is the benchmark that I compare all other porters to. Strong aroma with a chocolate and coffee taste that does not disappoint.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUL 22, 2006
06 State College Brew Expo. Pours a dark brown with a creamy and bubbly light tan head that sustained and left some lacing. Aroma of cocoa, toasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Flavors of the same with maybe some lactose? Slight hop presense in both aroma and flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mxpx54981 (8) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2006 does not count
Bottle, poured dark with a nice light brown head. Roasted smell and very hoppy. Coffee and chocolate taste with a nice, full body.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2006
A very nice porter, that tastes like a stout in disguise. The pour is black with a nice tan head. The aroma is full of coffee and some chocolatey notes as well. The taste starts out with just a hint of coffee and some roasted malt, but moves on to the citrusy hop flavors rather quickly. A nice porter with a good transition in flavors while in your mouth."

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SwedeDog (364) - Windsor, Connecticut, USA - JUL 5, 2006
Bottle. Pours as perfect as a porter should. Dark and a great head. Very smooth coffee and cream nose with a nice dry bitterness to balance it off. Very roasty, but smooth, in the mouth. Somewhat unique in that respect. Roasted malts and hops play very well with a slight grassy hops. I let this one sit and breathe for a bit, and really didn’t lose anything. In fact, it became a bit creamier, but without losing too much of the hoppiness. A very well made porter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IrishBoy (4079) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 5, 2006
Nose of roasty, smoky malts, and coffee; pours opaque ebony with a few tan bubbles; flavor shows more coffee,with some caramel and light smoky note; body a little thin, but decent porter.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Fonix7 (50) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2006 My favorite Porter! An outstanding brew with equal parts smokey choc, coffee and caramel. Pours dark with a decent tan head. I could drink this all the time (and do). Hop presence does NOT disturb maltiness or finish. THE best Great Lakes Brew, by far!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - JUN 29, 2006
Poured to a dark, opaque brown with thick tan head and great lacing. malty aroma of nuts, chocolate and toffee. The taste was more of the chocolate and toffee. Body was a tad on the thin side, but finish very smooth. Although I had this on a warm summer’s eve, it was a most enjoyable beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Boutip (5737) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 28, 2006
Bottle courtesy of Sammy: Poured a deep black color porter with a medium off-white foamy head with minimal retention. Aroma of light coffee and roasted malt is less dominating then expected. Taste is also dominated by light coffee with some medium bitterness form the roasted malt. Body is about average with some creamy aspect. Not sure why this is rate so high, I can think of quite a few porter that are at least equal or better then this.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PorterPounder (7062) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2006
Gift from Aurelius on his travels. Dark ruby red fading to black. Aroma of strong black coffee. Flavor is rich and earthy with some black potting soil notes. Some baker’s chocolate, hint of licorice with a good roasted back end overriding it all. Solid, thickish mouthfeel. Enjoyed while at the beach - Cape San Blas, Fl.


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