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RATINGS: 1785   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   IBU: 37   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Complex, roasty aroma with a bittersweet, chocolate-coffee taste and a bold hop presence.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
direwolf2002 (14) - USA - JAN 3, 2006
Poured with a nice, dark, creamy appearance. Nice inviting head. Thick, almost chewable beer. Pleasant, deeply intoxicating aroma. Chocolate, coffee or espresso flavors, a hint of nuttiness. Pleasant aftertaste, with a hint of bitterness. My Favorite everyday beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2006
This beer says hello with a wonderfully pleasing roasted malt aroma. This beer produces a good thick creamy brown colored head that rests upon a dark chocolate tinted solution. This beer rolls over the tongue thick and heavy distributing a healthy chocolate taste that smoothly fades to a coffee taste as flows down the throat.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GregClow (3151) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2006
Draught at Cole’s in Buffalo. Deep brown colou with a moderate tan head. Sweet, roasty aroma of chocolate and coffee. Body is thinnish, but creamy and pleasant. Flavour is really solid, with the promised chocolate and coffee notes along with a bit of smoke. This was served to me nearly ice cold, and didn’t do much for me at first, but as it warmed I started to see why it’s so highly regarded. A very nice porter.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2005
Bottle. Pours to a huge, reverse cascading creamy tan head atop a clear dark cola brown body. Excellent lacing. The aroma is sweet buttery malts and instant coffee. Some grassy hops. The flavor is like a hopped coffee and iced tea. Good flavor. The palate is smooth and creamy. Almost watery at times. Goes well with this beer. A pretty good porter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 27, 2005
Bottle. Pour black, head was small ring around the glass. Medium bodied with mild carbonation. Aroma is of sweet malt and roasted coffee, with similar taste. Creamy in the mouth. Not a bad porter, but I was expecting a little more.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (10524) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 22, 2005
Bottle. Smoky cocoa-coffee aroma. Dark cola brown color with only slight film of a head. Nice dark coffee malt flavor with moderate acidity and mild carbonation. Very nice and easy to drink.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
puzzl (3259) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 20, 2005
Pours with almost no head, black. Aroma is sweet chocolate and roast coffee, a little butter. Taste is similar with quite a bit of diacetyl, though still creamy and nice. A pretty average porter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thegreenrooster (3970) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 17, 2005
Pour is a dark black with a small tan head. Aroma is outstanding! Lots of coffee and dark chocolates. Flavor is more of the same coffee and chocolate plus a hint of roasted nuts. Very tasty and rich.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brigadier (3520) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2005
Great chocolate taste with a nice aftertaste that lingers for a few minutes. Not too strong to keep you away, but not so weak it leaves you wanting. Impressed that such an accessible, easy to find beer could be so good.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 10, 2005
Roasty, grainy chocolate-cocoa aroma is very sweet but enticing. Clear mahogany brown coloured body is topped by a decent, tan, fine bubbled head that lasts very well. Sweetness and roastiness are harmonious in their balance leading up to the charred, ashy aftertaste. Medium body with lively though gentle effervescence. Sampled at GABF 2005.


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