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RATINGS: 1681   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maxbier (320) - 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.

3.2
   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 Im going to overlook it as one that claimed a chocolate/coffee taste and barely delivered. Some thing about the palette left me thinking... cheap.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopmelt (196) - Painesville TWP, Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Pours mahogany, some light some through, finger of creamy tan head. Aroma bready, caramel, roast and chocolate malt, earthy hops. Taste folows nose, very slight bittering from roast malts, caramel, chocolate, earthy hops. Mouthfeel fuller side of medium, lower carbonation, slight roast and hop astringency, balanced finish. Overall one of the best examples of a robust porter made, very tasty, complex and balanced, drinks well, can have a few of these!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gopherfan99 (496) - CROATIA - APR 30, 2014
Bottle, pours almost black with a beige head, tastes of roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee, slight bitter finish with the hops, very nicely done, a solid porter

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
marv3mania (185) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 26, 2014
12 oz. bottle in a pint glass. Appearance is dark brown/black with a ruby tint and a thin tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, and other dark malts. Taste pretty well follows the nose. Id rather the coffee characteristics were a bit more muted, but it was great otherwise.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (575) - Iowa, USA - APR 24, 2014
Bottle. Pours black body with some creamy tan head. Nose is coffee and chocolate. Taste is basically the same.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lightrider (311) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2014
Bottle into a tulip glass. Pour is a dark ruby black. Aroma is coffee and chocolate. Taste is a crisp rich chocolate malt, rich and full. Finish is clean and full body.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jethro6191 (445) - Indiana, USA - APR 18, 2014
Dark brown to black with some ruby highlights. The dense thin tan head disapates to a thin ring around the glass. Big roasty aroma with chocolate and coffee notes. Roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, toffee, and vanilla cola. Moderate hop bitterness that kicks in at the finish. Medium body and carbonation. The mouthfeel is smooth with some tingling from the carbonation and hop bitterness. Nice blend of roasted malt and hop bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrettTaylor (512) - Radford, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2014
Poured from bottle from cellar. Pours a dark reddish brown with 1 finger tan head. Aroma - dark chocolate, dark dried fruits, slight hint of yeast. Taste - dark chocolate, coffee, malt, little earthy in the middle. Finish is moderately long and segues from coffee, to malt, and back to coffee. Carbonation is lively and a touch prickly on the palate and down the back of the throat. Not my favorite porter, but probably in the top 10.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
NicolasGalli (20) - - APR 16, 2014
black, hazy, frothy, tan foam, caramel, chocolate, toast, basement aromas, smoke, vanilla, woody, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, creamy, thick feel, flat, long finish,


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