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RATINGS: 1650   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
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 18, 2003
Dark brown with a tinge of garnet. lasting light tan head. Dark malt and hops aroma combine for a near celery like aroma. Heavy grain and rich nut flavors. The finish is remarkable with a cocoa chocolate malts wafting of the palate. This sample may be a bit dated, but I will gladly revisit, as you can tell this is a well put together brew.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
LiquidAsset (1) - Grandville, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2003 does not count
An extremely tasty porter. Would highly recommend for those that have yet to experience the taste of this finer micro.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 11, 2003
A beautiful site setting in the glass, this deep ruby red to almost brown elixir of life, the head gargantuan In size, creamy in texture, the color a light chocolate brown, the residual lace a thick clinging sheet. Toasted grain lots of malt and to me a sweet black walnut aroma noticed, a fine sniffer at any rate. At the front sweet, the top slender in its feel to the palate, finish has a splendid hop spiciness, the carbonation mild, with the aftertaste droughty and lingering, a fine porter.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2003
To me this beer is more of a stout than a porter. Roasted aroma, with a pleasant chocolate-coffee taste, its a good beer no matter what you call it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2003
If it looks like a porter an dacts like a porter it must be a .....porter. Nicely done, a little less coffee and more chocolate would yeild higher rating.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - MAR 5, 2003
UPDATED: APR 8, 2003 I usually have trouble distinguishing differences. More coffee? Or more chocolate? Anyway, this was more than just a dogfight between those 2 flavors. I tasted some nutmeg in there...perhaps that gave it some of the bitter edge. Was somewhat bready and a raw vanilla note detected

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2003
Chocolatey and coffee-like notes. Very nice, but not my scene. Not, well, beery enough.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2003
Thanks to Dogbrick for this bottle. A finally a good beer. Very roasty flavor and smell. Now this is what a porter should taste like.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 28, 2003
Luscious bittersweet chocolate flavor with a sharp, bitter, dry finish. Rich, rroasted malt flavor. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - FEB 27, 2003
Dark brown appearance with a small, tight tan head. The aroma was sweet...cookie dough...chocolate...coffee. The flavor was big and full of bittersweet tones...coffee for sure...chocolate. The finish is crisp...snappy on the tongue...leaves a bitter aftertaste...very dry.


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