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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.


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - APR 22, 2003
Roasty sweet aroma witha bit of floral fruitiness from hops. A moderate chocolate, toast aroma. Perfect flavor, slight dry, with a roasty finish. Great porter.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (1871) - Michigan, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Bottle: Deep brown, almost black with some translucency only at the edges. Light-tan head mellows out thinly & spans across the top of the brew; moderate lacing left behind. Aroma of roasted malts & light chocolates with an underbelly of creamy smoothness & a hint of bitterness biting softly towards the back-end. Flavor opens up a bit more with added complexity; roasted malt, burnt campfire wood, roasted nuts, coffee beans, & mildly charred grains. The finish exhibits a very slight floral & earthy hop bite, ending with a bittersweet chocolate malt flavor that lingers for a while. Moderately creamy body, perhaps a tad thin. Very nice porter.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Hops (67) - Michigan, USA - SEP 16, 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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christpuncher (1171) - 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 (404) - 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 (406) - 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 (960) - 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 (4371) - 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.


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