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RATINGS: 1669   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
swesson (230) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - AUG 13, 2014
From a bottle. Pours dark brown and makes a nice light brown head. Smells of caramel and malt. Tastes of coffee and toffee. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (1716) - BELGIUM - AUG 9, 2014
Classical American porter from Ohio, apparently a rerun of a beer that existed already in the roaring twenties. Thinnish but stable, yellowish beige head, very dark bronze colour, approaching black, clear. Delicate and quite complex aroma of dark malts, cacao powder, bitter chocolate, coffee, raisins, dates, pear syrup, bourbon, kahlua, liquorice. Dark fruits taste with smooth, resinous but light and powdery mouthfeel, complex maltiness with chocolate, nuts and caramel, in the end also a roasted bitterness of bitter chocolate, finishing in an assertively hoppy, bitter tail. Very well-balanced and justly famous.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (686) - - AUG 9, 2014
Pours a dark brown. Aroma and taste are chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Insertpunhere (29) - Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2014
This is a great go to Porter. Rich, chocolatey, roasty, vanilla, coffee, just great. Exactly what I am looking for in a Porter without the high abv. Great balance with the hops as well. Solid.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdixon77 (682) - Georgia, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Nice complex porter. Dark brown pour. Aroma of cocoa, roasted malts, peat, oak. Taste was equally complex with strong but bittersweet chocolate presence and some dark fruits. Medium bodied and easy drinking for a porter. Excellent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Angelmonster (115) - Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Aroma is of fresh chocolate brownies mixed with roasted malts and burnt coffee. Sweet cocoa and oak are also in the mix, no hops present and alcohol is very light. Pours a 1/4 inch cappuccino head, body is black with mocha highlights. Head retention is good and lacing is above average. Tastes of charred oak followed by sweet coffee and burnt malts. No hops are detected and alcohol is slightly in aftertaste. Beer is light bodied for a porter but has a nice creaminess like its on nitro. Carbonation is above average and finishes a bit dry. Overall, beer is exceptional for the style. Full flavored, light bodied and session able but with a kick.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Emeister84 (985) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Roasted coffee and chocolate aromas. Dark brown-black with a lasting tan head. Dry, roasty, a little charred tasting, subtle dried fruit. Medium-full bodied.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOSSbrewer (1633) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 2, 2014
From a bottle in Grand Haven MI. Pours brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma is chocolate and roast. Thinner bodied. Smooth beer. Very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darkmagus82 (1204) - - AUG 1, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 8-28-12 - Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass Appearance – Served a deep brown color with a small off white head. The head fades rather fast to give only a light amount of lacing. Smell – The aroma is a wonderful mix of roasted malt and chocolate as well as a light caramel sweetness. With these aromas is a very light dark fruit aroma of plum and raisin as well. Overall the aroma is nice and sweet. Taste – The taste begins with nice roasted malt and some slightly bitter coffee notes. As the taste advances a sweeter chocolate flavor greets the tongue. The chocolate is soon complemented with some dark fruit as well as caramel flavors. These sweeter caramel and dark fruit flavors last to the end, but there they end up fading, resulting, in the end, a nice semi-sweet cocoa flavor that is left to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel –The body of the brew was on the average to slightly above average side with a carbonation level that was on the slightly lower side. While the body was lighter then would have been nice for the roasty and cocoa flavors, the carbonation was right on par. While the body was lighter, when complemented with the carbonation and smooth flavors, it did make for a very easy drinking porter. Overall - A tasty brew with some nice roasty and chocolate flavors. Easy drinking and good.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tonkun (866) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Tap. Dark amber pour with a tan head. Chocolate, vanilla, coffee. Milky and silky medium body. Very nice


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