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RATINGS: 1613   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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrnkMcDermott (2748) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2005
Draft, at GLBC. Rats. I didn’t take many notes on this because I thought I’d already rated this. But anyway: A light hoppy smell, unusual to find in a dark beer. This was toward the end of my sampler tray, there was still a thin head that clung lacily to the glass. Roasts are just moderate, to keep this very smooth. Excellent beer to be trying on draft!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrettTaylor (393) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
NicolasGalli (6) - - APR 16, 2014 does not count
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,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wheresyourball (445) - El Cajon, California, USA - APR 13, 2014
Part of a flight, on draft. Clear dark brown pour with a small head. Nose is roast/coffee, malt. Flavor follows with a bitter finish. Decent but probably over-rated on this website.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
PABeerGuy1 (1) - - APR 12, 2014 does not count
Very good porter, smoky toasted malt, good lacing, head was a little weak but still not bad, from pint glass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bmerz (665) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 12, 2014
Draught. Not much head. Aroma is very nice rich light roast and sweet. Flavor packs more roast, light wood, light milk sweetness and lactic bit. Feel is slick and a little wooden. All around lovely beer. Simple in the best way.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
salvaticas (360) - - APR 12, 2014
On tap at Conor O'Neils. Pours a dark black, nice and bright with full flavor. A classic. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pjames317 (36) - Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2014
Pours dark brown with faint beige head. Aroma of Toasted oats, dark chocolate, sweet floral hops. Taste is roasted earthy coffee, a tinge lactic, oh-so clean (maybe it is the water, after all..). Could drink all night. A workmanlke beer. Exemplary for the style. Great Lakes’ best year round offering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bconch (263) - - APR 7, 2014
Deep brown color with a nice nose of roasted malts and coffee. Taste is same with some chocolate sweetness. Solid porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KillerMoran (11) - - APR 3, 2014
Really dark porter. Strong flavor throughout entire bottle. Taste could have been better ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ADesenberg (500) - Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Draft: my favorite porter. Sweet, chocolate and roasty coffee notes. It’s got a nice heavy mouthfeel, but still leaves your mouth feeling clean and begs for another sip. Love it!

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