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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.


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hophaze (172) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Draft. Pours black with medium head. Light lacing. Aroma of chocolate, coffee and fig. Staple Porter. A true "go to"! ----Hophaze out


3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christpuncher (1162) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2014
A very light border. Slight chocolate flavor an coffee. Bitter finish. Had a draft at Gideon Welles. Brown incomor with a tan head. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
e303 (76) - - SEP 6, 2014
This is a great porter. The nose is roasty and chocolate with a piney hop presence. The taste is really well balanced with hops coming in at the end. Great stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ametras (400) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 3, 2014
12oz bottle. Dark brown with a frothy beige head. Flavors are raisins, chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, caramel and molasses with herbal and cola notes. Light to medium body, soft carbonation, thin texture.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bobaidan (508) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - SEP 2, 2014
This beer is the bomb. A very dark pour with a small tan head. Aroma is dark roast. A bit thick in mouth feel, but not cloying with good carbonation. Flavor is perfectly balanced with dark roasted chocolate and coffee notes, a good hop bit and nice alcohol burn.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ARH (400) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2014
On tap poured into a shaker. This has a nice, warm nutty, warm caramel aroma with a coffee and cacao note that gets stronger near the end of the drink. It’s a dark, viscous looking brown-black with a tan, creamy head, lots of messy lace, and a retained, thin fluffy ring with a dusty surface. The taste is a medium / medium light coffee bitter with a medium syrupy, malty sweet. The oily texture has a light, soft, nearly flat carbonation. The medium full malty body has lots of coffee and caramel notes with creamy lactose finish. There’s also tones of nuts and grass with a light, mellow, but lingering, coffee ground aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prufrockstar (957) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle. Been looking forward to trying this one for awhile. Pours cola brown with khaki head. Aroma: milk chocolate; deep roast, bordering smoky/spicy. Caramel atop dark fruit. Taste: moderately sweet; stale hops (months before "best by" date); lots of chocolate with a moderately bitter roast finish. Lasting honeyed sweetness. Medium body, chalky texture. Overall: probably biased because of its place in my beer drinking journey, but I prefer black butte.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beechner224 (669) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with white head. Aroma is chocolate, slight bitterness. Taste us the same, light bitterness, chocolate, caramel sweetness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (4362) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2014
pours unclear medium dark brown, red tint, with a very nice loight beige head, some retention and lacing. gently smoked roasted malts, dense and complex chocolate, raisins - or chocolate-coated raisins aka glossettes *TM, caramelized nuts, lean red fruitiness. mdoerately low carboantion, light body - oily but never too heavy, assertive yet never harsh grassy-smoky-piney-slightly earthy-bitter coffee finish. very solid porter.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
puboflyons (2143) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 15, 2014
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle conveyed to me from a non RB-member. The pour is a deep reddish-brown color with a long lasting tan head. The aroma on this is a delightful collection of milk chocolate malts, smoke, and earthy hops. The body is in the medium range. The taste is much like the aroma with that milk chocolate goodness, smoked cheese, and clean, but vibrant finish. One of my favorite styles taken to a higher level.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigrond (1475) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Dark and robust. This brew is very tasty, very nice for a cool fall night. Definitely worth a try if you like this style.


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