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RATINGS: 1780   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   IBU: 37   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Complex, roasty aroma with a bittersweet, chocolate-coffee taste and a bold hop presence.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (10882) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2004
Coffeeness dissipated after a few days in fridge. Burnt grounds more pronounced after that. Fruity taste makes it drinkable. Dark color peaks interest.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
theFritz (4) - Brunswick, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2004 does not count
The first porter Iíve ever tried.No other porter has reached heights as this one .England,Ireland,Oregon,Colorodo eat your hearts out.This porter is topís

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
walleye (1092) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - APR 30, 2004
Dark brown with hints of ruby around the edges nice tan head lots of lacing. chocolate nad coffee with a little bitter finish. GOOD BEER

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
sidekick (26) - Indiana, USA - APR 29, 2004
You will not find a bigger Porter fan than me, and this was a disappointing effort in my book. Just lacked, well, just about everything but appearence. Not that it was bad, just boring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
heemer77 (5289) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - APR 16, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2008 Poured with a very small, light tan head. The aroma was bittersweet with peanuts, apples and coffee. This goes down easy with walnuts and burnt applechips in the flavor. This would be a great session beer. Still continues to impress with itís nice coffee finish. Solid and it reminds me of why I love porters.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2004 Roasty chocolate coffee aroma. Very powerful coffee nut flavor. Dry and bitter with a distinct hoppy bite at the end. Fuzzy tan head and dark body. Overall, not very thick and sweet compared to other porters, but a very interesting flavor nonetheless. Very good beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
imradioboy (23) - USA - APR 13, 2004
Very Dark, nice flavor, not too hoppy, draft has nice head choco and coffee flavors

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fomentateur (110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2004
Deep dark brown in color with a nice tan head. Roasted and chocolate malts in the aroma with a hint of hops (perhaps fuggle). Clean crisp flavor, very well balanced in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 10, 2004
Dark brown with a ruby tinge. Tan, bubbly head. Aromas of coffee, smoke and roasted malts, accompanied by some hops. Very roasty and full of chocolate, coffee and malt. Dries out on the finish with hops tying it all up. My favorite Great Lakes regular bottling. Perfect partner for Browns games.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2004
Dark brown w/ some garnet/ruby highlights and lasting tan head. Coffee roasted grain aromas, more irish stout like than porter; hints of diacetyl add to complexity of aroma and chocolate as it warms along with a light herbal hop. When it nears room temp, it displays some dark fruit character as well. Roasty malt coffee flavor, well balanced with dark grain and hop bitterness. Lightly chocolatey. finish and aftertaste are bittersweet and semi dry. Overall smooth m/f, but lightly dry before it warms; medium light body and low carbonation, but slightly prickly. I've not had this one for a while, but it's as good as I remember it the last time. Aromas are more complex than flavors, but still a quite good beer. Goes well w/ veal parmesan.

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