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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
teddy4xp (2) - Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2014 does not count
First time drinking and it lives up to the hype. Hints of cocoa and chocolate. Very easy drinking...makes me wish I had bought a 6pk instead of a single bottle!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hman43 (336) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUN 22, 2014
I had this on tap at the Brickhouse in Davidson, NC. It is very dark, almost black. There is some lacing on the glass. It has a roasted malt aroma with chocolate and coffee notes. It has a rich flavor with are roasted on the palate with chocolate. It is not bitter, very smooth on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nero55 (720) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown/black with garnet highlights and a small tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, toffee, and roasted malts. Medium body, roasted malt, light coffee, and some bitterness with a dry finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
generallee08 (680) - New York, USA - JUN 13, 2014
It appears dark and opaque. It has a dark black color with deep crimson highlights when held up to light. The head is tan, thick and foamy with good retention. Some light tan lace slowly sides down the glass, chasing the head, as I drink. The aroma is full and rich. It has notes of caramel with a strong dark roasted malt presence that has a deep roasted espresso character. Its flavor has deep chocolate roasted malts with flavor notes of coffee and cream with bittersweet chocolate. The hops play well off the malt and further develop the bittersweet chocolaty flavors before slowly fading out into the finish. The palate is smooth, creamy and slightly slick with mild carbonation and a medium to full body. Outstanding. This porter is one of my personal favorites, with a wonderful balance of flavors and drirkability. I would highly recommend this as a stand alone drink or even pairing it with your favorite chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
CJ_Pain (106) - Georgia, USA - JUN 11, 2014
A robust easy drinking porter. Hits all the right notes. Wish this was more available in my area, would be a regular in my rotation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fakebeersnob (151) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - JUN 8, 2014
One of the first porters that I regularly drank. For the price it is still a good porter. It no longer ranks at the top for favorite based on taste alone. Has a bitterness to it - like the dark chocolate used for baking. Also roasted malt and coffee. A dark brown color. It is a bit light in body. Not as complex as some of my current favorites, but still one I will buy on a semi-regular basis.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
closey22 (888) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Dark and black with rimming little lacy head; aroma is slightly malty roasty and hints of vanilla; Flava is robust roasted malt; feels light per style with much fizz; finishes tangy malty roasty long and dry

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerthoven (16) - - JUN 5, 2014
One of my favorite offerings from Great Lakes Brewing Company, and they have a bunch of good ones. Reasonably priced, and is named after a tragic shipwreck on the Great Lakes. What else can you ask for in a Porter? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmcgavin12 (490) - Madison, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Pours hazy brown with a bit of lasting frothy tan head. Aroma is decadent with hints of bakers chocolate, a bit of coffee, and some hop notes near the finish. Full body and a medium to heavy long lasting sweet taste. Great Porter

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nakedwhendrunk (2095) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Oh good grief. I’ve never rated this and I’ve had this more than enough times in my life. Well, no time like the present to do this. Almost always, this has been poured into a pint glass. I honestly can’t think of anytime I’ve ever had this in any other vessel. The appearance was a nice dark brown close to black color with a nice tan/white one finger foamy white head. This head lasts for a good minute before it gently dies. Once it dies, there’s a nice speckled lacing sticking finely to the glass. The smell had a nice balanced allocation of coffee to chocolate malts, dry yet somewhat bitter and still even a decent sweetness all combining very nicely. The taste was bitter, yet dry, still a decent sweet and bringing in a nice roasty sort of flavoring. The aftertaste was mainly a dry coffee with still a slight chocolate coming in. There was a nice dry finish. On the palate, it sat about a light to medium in body with a decent sessionable quality about it. The carbonation finishes somewhat smooth surrounding my mouth and tongue. Overall, I say this is an absolutely excellent American Porter, more than worthy of having again. Kudos to whoever lives in the distro for this excellent beer and kudos to Great Lakes for making an absolutely excellent brew.

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