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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boto (1960) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAY 11, 2005
12oz. bottle: This beer pours an opaque brown. There was a bit of a tan head that died off rather quickly. Nice big whiff of chocolate to the nose. Also some notes of roastiness and nutiness. The taste is somewhat chocolate sweet, with a nice bitterness to it also. Very smooth and drinkable. Thanks, Jay!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2005
Nice dark brown with amber highlights and a good beige head. Lots of chocolate and nutty aromas with hints of roast. Flavor is the same with a bit of a dry finish along with some hop bitterness. Pretty smooth.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2005
Black-red hue with a large, creamy, tan head that lasts forever. Heavy dark chocolate, coffee, caramel, nutty malt. Moderate flower and herb hops. Aromas of red grapes, plums, and tawny port. Heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter flavor becomes a moderatley sweet, lighlty acidic, moderately bitter finish. Medium-full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. The bottom line is: excellent blend of chocolate, roast and fruit!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 4, 2005
Bottle courtesy of csbosox: Dark brown, opaque, creamy tan head. Aroma is bitter chocolate, roasted malts, mild coffee, and some vinous malt, fruity yeast, and some light, fruity hops. Full-bodied, medium dry, medium to lively carbonation. Taste is bitter chocolate, roasted malts, lightly acidic coffee, yeast, and some citrus and pine hops hiding in the background. Finishes with notes of spicy hops and roasted malt.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pintbypint (2938) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 2, 2005
12 fl oz bottle. Poured very deep brown, almost opaque, some red highlights. Creamy looking tan head, smooth and lasting. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts and notes of coffee. In the mouth roasted malts combine with bitter hops, lasting bitter and coffeeish finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JK (4955) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2005
A complex beer and a good take on a style that is so often one dimensional. There are vinous characteristics in the aroma and taste. Aroma also has coffee and chocolate, as well as a roasted herbal flavor. Flavor is complex with milk, chocolate, coffee, and earth. Heavy on the palate. Italian spices in the aftertaste. This bottle was nearly a year past its "best by" date; it appears letting it sit for a while helped it along.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - APR 24, 2005
Pours black with a thick tall tan head. Aroma is walnuts and coffee. Flavors of coffee and chocolate abound in this excellent porter. On the palate it is creamy and almost buttery. It melts in your mouth. Perfect thickness for a porter. It is crisp with some malty bitterness and absolutely delicious. A complex brew and one of my new favorites in the style. It is not quite Fullers but very close and much more local to me. I can’t wait to finish the 6 pack.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bigassfish (140) - Naperville/Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2005
Pours dark black with tall tan head. It looks like a root beer float and is just as smooth. Chocolate favor with hints of coffee. This is my new favorite porter

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wxman (1575) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2005
A soda fountain chocolate malt aroma with the slightest tinge of roasted coffee. A pale brown head that lingers and a color as dark as the watery grave of its namesake. Chocolate, coffee, and some toffee in the taste along with roasted malt bitterness. Clean, crisp and refreshing palate. An excellent porter.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 12, 2005
Pours deep deep brown with a light tan head. Aromas of roasted nuts, malt forward, a little vanilla, the infamous coffee note, and a hint of soy sauce. Flavors of the same as the aromas with a hint of bitterness, a light sourness, and a light sweetness. Very nice....Probably my new favorite porter...


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