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RATINGS: 1649   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
snoworsummer (1944) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 1, 2014
From a bottle. Pours very dark brown with a creamy, bubbly beige head. Smells like booze and sweet chocolate, light roasted earthiness. Tastes like sweet roasted grains, malty, light booze, light booze.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sonnycheeba (3377) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown with creamy tan head. Aroma is chocolate and roasted malts, raisins, fig, light coffee, and faint burnt caramel. Flavor is nicely balanced roast, dark chocolate, espresso, medium bitterness, and faint sweetness; rich, roast finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JHeath99 (840) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Bottle from the middle of nowhere. Pours a dark opaque black with a thin layer of tan head. Aroma of coffee and roasted malts. Taste is great, with a well balanced coffee and roasted malt combo with hints of chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mindwarp (39) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle poured into a DFH Ale signature glass-- Iím keeping this short because I havenít had a Porter that doesnít look and smell like a Porter. This looks and smells like a Porter, which is good. Has a mild coffee taste with a little cocoa (?). A little thinner than Iím used to in Porters. If you like coffee youíll like this beer, I donít so my rating may be a little lower than others.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GIJOE (592) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Dark reddish-brown pour with a creamy, tan head that stays long. Thick curtains. Nose is rich malty goodness with bold caramel and vanilla notes and a subtle hint of pepper. Taste is well-balanced. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Very nice porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Barnoloid (139) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2014
A classic porter from Great Lakes. Reviewing from draft served in imperial pint glass. Pours a deep, dark coffee color with a tan head. The coffee and bakers chocolate notes are apparent from the nose on this, and come right through from the first sip. There is a reassuringly medium body here - with appropriate carbonation. An excellent porter, which does a fine job of providing roasted notes with a solid hop profile underpinning everything to keep this lively.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BAMF (78) - Albion, Michigan, USA - MAY 14, 2014
Aroma is roasted malt and chocolate cannot discern much of any hop character. Appearance is deep brown with Ruby highlights approaching black in color with a medium tan head that quickly dissipates. Head should be a bit larger and longer lasting for a robust Porter. Flavor is heavy roasted flavors with coffee chocolate and some Burnt toast flavors. Hops make some presence with a dryer lingering roast finish. Mouth feel is medium to medium light body though it probably would do better as a medium heavy Mouthfeel. Carbonation is moderate with some alcohol flavors. Overall it is a roasting first toast robust Porter needs a bit more mouth feel but is very well balanced and smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shot (116) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2014
From a bottle. Pours black with a creamy head that dissipates to a thin layer. Aromas are sweet chocolate and toffee with notes of vanilla and coffee. Flavors are coffee and dark chocolate upfront that give way to hints of dried fruit and finish with gypsum, licorice and a slight hop bite. Creamy mouthfeel. Deliciously smooth. Not a heavy beer, but big flavor! This is an excellent, velvety porter. Maybe the best Iíve ever had!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maxbier (155) - Maryland, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Dark brown/black, dark brown head. Aroma of caramel and roasted malts and malty sweetness. Flavor is rich roasty malt flavor with caramel and nice balance of hop flavors. Finish is caramel/toffee flavor sweetness and slight hop bittering. Very good porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tbone78 (4) - - MAY 4, 2014 does not count
This porter is robust but Iím going to overlook it as one that claimed a chocolate/coffee taste and barely delivered. Some thing about the palette left me thinking... cheap.

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