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RATINGS: 1671   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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darkmagus82 (1313) - - 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 (870) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Tap. Dark amber pour with a tan head. Chocolate, vanilla, coffee. Milky and silky medium body. Very nice

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
4theluvofbeer (90) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2014
Coffee and chocolate on the nose and in the mouth. A good porter.... lacked a little depth for my liking.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlovell2 (782) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Pours dark brown with an amber tint and a tan head. Roasted malt aroma with tobacco, molasses and chocolate. Flavor starts with a sweet caramel malt, followed with roasted malt and chocolate finishing with coffee and smokiness. Really nice beer. Thanks Maxbier for this one!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bagalagalaga (113) - Indiana, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Great porter, nothing experimental about it, just the right amounts of coffee/chocolate/toast taste. Probably the only good thing about Cleveland.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OneHotPepper (32) - - JUL 22, 2014
Bitter at the start. Drank from a bottle. Perfect notes of chocolate and coffee with a bit of sweet in the end. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ScipioA (302) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Deep cola appearance with a thin tan head. Roasted yet sweet aromas are softer and more appealing than a stout. Some hops begin to come out in the flavor and provide a contrasting bitter undertone. Thick and soupy mouthfeel is delicious in a darker beer. Great stuff!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2014
I’ve recently heard about this beer in the local paper so while visiting the Blue Dog I picked one up. Well, this beer pours with a great tan head, dark brown in color. When held up to a light I can barely see through it. Good head rentention, very good actually and excellent lacing. Rich malts provide a complex aroma. I can pick out cofee and espresso and chocolate from the roasted malts. This porter is smooth and rich in flavor, what you smell is what you get baby. Coffee and espresso up front with a nice chocolate finish. A good cooking beer for stews and chili. Drink well my friends

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vikingguy (806) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle. Taste- robust is a good word for this. Chocolatey, coffee and hard water. Prominently hopped. Great porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnymusky (245) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Enjoying this one after a solid three under round of disc...thanks to the dude in the swamp for 2 champion plastics for ten bucks keep swamp diving dude...nose is minimal..light malt coffee and chocolate....mouth is same but flavors more present...first porter i have ever pounded....great beer!


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