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RATINGS: 1738   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chicagobears (431) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2006
Poured black with a ruby hue. Nice roasted coffee malt aroma. Malt chocolate, bitter creamy coffee, and a toasted dryness. Leaves a chalky dryness. A flavorful lighter porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - APR 17, 2006
12oz bottle, . . . please enjoy by July 23/06. Pours a very dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma of chocolate, floral hops, roasted malt. Taste follows the aroma with a bit of coffee added. Chalky, dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 16, 2006
12oz. bottle. Dark red-brown with a small light tan head. Peanuts, chalky chocolate, some herbal hop aromatics. Salty roastiness with deep chocolate tones. Some residual meaty roast and a metallic hop character in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium, fairly try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - APR 15, 2006
Pours a dark reddish mahogany with a a creamy tan head, mostly diminishing, with a fine long lasting lacing. The aroma is of coffee, carmel and roasted malt. Very creamy and full bodied; a rich feeling on the palate. Great long lasting finish, leaving a slightly burnt malt taste, but crisp and very mellow. Nicely carbonated. A great accompaniment to any hearty fare, including steak, burgers, brats, or stew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (22398) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 14, 2006
Bottled. Dark amber/rubyish colour, small brown head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee and mild roast. Flavour is strong roast along with chocolate, coffee and some citrus. The citrus fruits comes at first, then turns dark chocolate and roast. Roast dominates the aftertaste. Pleasantly mixed, and very smooth to drink. Well done brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (13818) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 14, 2006
Bottled <r> Very dark brown, good expresso head. Hoppy and chocolaty nose. Roasted malty, hoppy, cold coffee in the finish. Medium-bodied and heavy enogh despite of being "only" 5.8%. Balanced porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kramer (5357) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2006
12 oz bottle, via OhioDad. Pours a clear dark brown with a one finger fine bubbled beige head that left nice lacing. Great roasted and chocolate malt nose, with some slightly drying yeast character, and a little coffee. Well balanced tripod of flavor of roast, chocolate, and a fairly aggressive hoppy bitterness on the finish. Medium bodied with moderate fine carbonation, a little dusty on the finish. A very solid Porter, full of flavor and worth seeking out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - APR 13, 2006
Bottle. Pours a very dark mahogany with tan head. The aroma has a lot of roasted malt, some chocolate, a little bit of espresso, and even a distant hint of smoke. The flavor is roasty but subtle with some chocolate and cold coffee floating around. The bitterness is faint, but it’s there, especially at the end of the finish and in the aftertaste. Most of the finish is burning wood and baking chocolate. Pretty good... my only complaint is that the palate is just barely on the watery side, but not offensively so, so I can excuse it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
jonwayne4883 (401) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 6, 2006
if gordon lightfoot thinks the edmund fitzgerald deserves a song then giving it a beer is also a good call, one of the finest porters around

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrBunn (2560) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2006
Big chocolatey aromas over a dark brown body with substantial foamy head. Flavor is creamy with chocolate dominance. Very nice... drinks a little better warmer rather than colder.

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