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RATINGS: 1749   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   IBU: 37   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Complex, roasty aroma with a bittersweet, chocolate-coffee taste and a bold hop presence.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 20, 2006
Lots of chocolate. Just a delicious porter. Might be my favorite porter yet. Superb balance. A winner!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (8602) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2006
Thanks to Ohio Dad for this one. Iíve been wanting to try this one for a long time, and since I started rating it, I canít get Gordon Lightfoot out of my mind, and Lake Gitchegoomy. The pour is dark black/brown edged, showing ruby through direct light, and a 2-finger tan head. The aroma is dark malty, with a big corn flake component, some dark chocolate, coffee, and even Copenhagen smokeless tobacco. The flavor is roasty malty, oaty, with some chocoff, hazelnut, and tobacco hints. Medium to dense palate, with a great creamy mouthfeel. It gets a bit on the tart side of the sugar ledger as it warms, and maintains a great balance and complexity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ross (2128) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAY 9, 2006
Pours out dark brown with a small head. Smells roasted, full of chocolate, and coffee. Taste is rich, creamy, and down right delicious. Havent had many of this brewing co. beer, but the ones I have had are all damn good, very easy to drink, and extremely refreshing. Possibly the easiest drinking porter I have drank. Really great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 9, 2006
12 oz. bottle courtesy jerc. Dark brown / burgundy colour with a fully lasting creamy tan head. Dark chocolate fudge, roasty coffee, and sweet caramel aroma. Chocolate, roasty, lightly fruity flavours with a lightly acidic finish. Medium bodied, soft and rich mouthfeel. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
McKnizzle69 (89) - Machesney Park, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2006
Initial smell of chocolate and some smoked coffee malts. Opaque brown in color with khaki colored head with sparse lacing. Smoked hop initial flavor with an amazing burnt char finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2006
Bottle: Dark, dark brown with a light brown head. Lots of roasted malts, some bitterness, chocolate. Flavor has some chocolate and a really strong roasted malt flavor, some nice hop bitterness on the finish. Iíve always really liked this one, just havenít gotten around to rating it untill now.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (4738) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 30, 2006
Pours very dark brown with a dark tan head. Aroma is roasted malts with hints of dark chocolate. Mouthfeel is smooth and medium bodied with moderate carbonation that is frothy. The flavor is very sharp roasted, maybe burnt, malts - but the sharpness is offset by the creamy aspect of the carbonation. The finish is roasty and quite bitter from the hops - the bitterness lingers for quite a while. A very nice porter to look out for.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
acertain (249) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 23, 2006
Pours a dark brown, about average for porters, with an off-white head. Sweet malty aromas rise up from the glass, with hints of roasted malts and dried fruits. Taste is slightly milky on top of the malty flavors expected from the nose with a little bitterness at the end. For bold hop presence, I would reach for a Black Sun Stout. This one is certainly not as sweet as some porters, but not exceptionally hoppy, either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NachlamSie (3000) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 22, 2006
bottle. Dark brown, tan head. The aroma is sweet and roasty with chocolate, minimal soy sauce, and plenty of coffee. The flavor is completely solid ; this is a porter! It has the flavors characteristic of this style: coffee, dark chocolate, a mild, bitter hop presence which all unites in a chewy collision. There is a strong, nutty aspect which is reminiscent of almonds. This is a robust, solid brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sersdf (1018) - chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2006
pours a dark black as it should. boastful head in size, but kinda uneven and ugly when it settles. very chocolatey, little hops in the aroma. a nice change from the surprising anchor porter. still, not full enough, yielding the 8. very quick flavor profile but a lasting finish. kinda disappointed. itís probably one of the best porters iíve had, but it just makes me want an imperial stout in terms of flavor. still, the bitterness is nice, and i think what i just learned is that a porter might be like a session beer version of a stout. a transition beer in the night perhaps. but hardly something to enjoy in and of its own merits.

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