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RATINGS: 1735   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.


3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jzzbassman (1523) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - OCT 2, 2005
Strange aroma that had a metallic edge predominating. Dark brown with a nice tan head. Flavor was really good with light coffee, a really good chocolate malt, and hops on the back of the tongue. Smooth and full texture made this a wonderful porter outside of the aroma. Thanks to OhioDad for this wonderful Ohio brew.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Duckbutter (4) - Liberty, Indiana, USA - SEP 30, 2005 does not count
Man Oh Man - what a Beer !!! If you like the "Porters" here it is !! Kudoo’s to the Great Lakes Gang ! As mentioned in many of the other rates: strong hints of chocolate and coffee. Keep us the great work guys !!

3.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
davidoc (113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2005
Quite hoppy, tasty as served in a bottle. One can’t help thinking of the famous song by the same name while drinking. Superior it’s said never gives up her dead, and I certainly wouldn’t give up the opportunity to drink this beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ahole (38) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 24, 2005
Dark roast here. High in bitter hop bite. Notes of chocolate, and coffee. Maybe a tiny bit too carbonated. Not a typical porter in myu opinion, this almost reminds me of a hopped up stout.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Axic10 (3) - Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2005 does not count
Very nice black color. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Not a strong overbearing beer that I recommend to people who aren’t big on dark beers. First had it at Great Lakes while I was planning a move to Cleveland. As soon as I settled in I bought a six pack. Prefer it on tap, but out of the bottle is a close second.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IMtheOptimator (1162) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - SEP 16, 2005
Thanks to OhioDad for this beer.

Poured black with ruby highlites and a creamy light-tan head. Pleasant aroma of coffee, chocolate-covered cherries, and a touch of hops. Taste feels rather hop-driven... intense grassiness, weakly supported by coffee grounds and a tiny bit of bittersweet chocolate. Body is average, but somewhat thin for a porter. Not really understanding this one... too much grassy hops for my taste, not enough malty sweetness.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SB (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2005 From Bottle: From the first sip I was in heaven. Taste like dark roasted coffee and chocolate. So smooth, so easy to drink. I was sad when I looked at my empty bottle.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Quixote18 (236) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - SEP 14, 2005
Complex porter, good finish. Not much to say except YUM!!! Would recommend. I’ve yet to have something from this brewer that I dislike.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bethmatt0421 (337) - Covington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 12, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2006 This is a great beer. It tastes and smells more like a stout though.Aromas of coffee and a hint of burnt toast, very roasty. It has a nice thin tan head that stay. Has a slight bitter taste and a dry finish, much like toast, very good! Definitely would recommend this to others. THAT MEANS YOU!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - SEP 8, 2005
Draft @ Tap Room. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Nose is malt, earthy, slight coffee, and hoppy. Taste is also very hoppy for a porter. Roast and coffee fallinline behind the hopps but the hopps presence just amazes me. Finishes with some hoppy bitterness and leaves your mouth coated.


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