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RATINGS: 1740   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - OCT 9, 2005
Bottle. Dark deep brown pour. Huge roasty malt aroma and flavors. Chocolate more prevalent in flavor to me. Some coffee and hops, and moderate bitterness (tho that could have been dwarfed by the robust roast flavors). Good robust porter.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2005
UPDATED: APR 2, 2007 12 oz. bottle. Pours a dark, nearly opaque ruby/brown. Two finger tan head that i slong lasting and leaves excellent lace. Medium body, smooth mouthfeel with a nice malty richness. Roasted malt flavors that are not too sweet and complimented by a subtle hop bitterness. Iíve had this many times over the years, and it remains one of my favorite porters.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
can8ianben (1402) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2005
Had this on tap in southern Michigan. It was served a little too cold, but it was still a treat to savour. Thick rich mouth feel compliment the dark taste. It isnít too watery, some subtle hoppiness to give this more than just a smoky backbone. Good malt depth. The beer isnít overwhelmingly good, just good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jb (2511) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2005
Ron brought a couple of these over tonight. A fine brewer. This was a nice reddish brown color with a light tan thin head. Fruity, toasted aroma. Hoppy palate with a finish of toasted malt and hops.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - OCT 6, 2005
A nice and roasty porter with slight chocolate undertones. Smooth and moderate on the palate. The hops donít really show up in the middle but add some bitterness on the end. A very drinkable, nice porter. Clean, with a nice roasty coffee aroma. A good beer that is not overstated at all.

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 !! Kudooís 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 canít help thinking of the famous song by the same name while drinking. Superior itís said never gives up her dead, and I certainly wouldnít 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 arenít 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.


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