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RATINGS: 1740   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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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
PisskyNight (13) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2004
Appearance: the closest to black from a brown color you can get with a 1/4 inch baige head that holds a fair covering layer throughout consumption Smell: oh yea....Dark roasted chocolate covered peanuts....burnt caramel...soothing creme brulee...toffee notes are quite apparent....various diacetyl flavors seep in and out of notation... Taste: oh boy...this is grand....top notch coffee grounds....majestic chocolate puree...milk from the finest cow...hehe....so smooth and well balanced....rich and robust to say the least....I really like the fact that is not overly bitter and far from cloyingly sweet... Notes: Such a fine offering and great job to the brewers at GLBC ....get some if you can folks!


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ffaoe (332) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2015
roasty, slight chocolate aroma. black in color with little head. rich roasty flavor, slight chocolate and coffee, faint bitter finish

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Carlos87 (27) - - JUL 24, 2015
Pours a lovely dark body with a great malty taste and smooth finish. A nice Porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
larryLSB (472) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - JUL 14, 2015
On tap at the airport in Philly, Jet Rock Bar and Grill. Dark brown with reddish hues, and a small light tan head. Nose is toasty and malty with mild hints of chocolate. Taste is cola like, semi sweet chocolate. Medium bodied, bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (9625) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 17, 2015
Draught @ Ashley’s, Ann Arbor, MI
Pours reddish brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel and coffee. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long chocolate, caramel and coffee finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Concealer (945) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2015
Bottle. Clear dark reddish brown with a foamy, beige head that lasts and laces. Aromas of roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, light pine and caramel. Flavor is the same with just a hint of citrus and nuts toward the end. Light plus bodied, smooth with a roasty, slightly dry end.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mstrcrwly (667) - New York, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Ontap,poured into a pint glass.dark brown with a fluffy off white head..aroma of coffee,vanilla,roasted malts,milk..dry,malty,nutty..not bad.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
OnTheTrail (89) - Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2015
The best beer I have had yet, I think. I am very impressed with Great Lakes, and want to have this one again.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joejames (361) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours black to the eye but deep red when held to light. Quick off white head some lacing with no real retention. Aroma of coffee and dark chocolate. Taste is perfectly balanced bittersweet. Medium bodied, average carbonation, creamy mouth feel. Finishes coffee like bitter. Tasting note of coffee, dark chocolate, slight smoke and vanilla. This is a very tasty porter hopped the way I like it!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
raymow (1039) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2015
bottled - a very good porter. Lightly sweet roasted malt flavor. Nice dark color. Nice chocolate flavor as well.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
voyageurmike (147) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Draft pint from Slainte. Mahogany with ruby red tint, nice tan lacing, moderate carbonation. Coffee and malt in the aroma, malty hops taste and mildly bitter finish. A solid porter if a bit more hoppy than I prefer for the style. Very enjoyable.


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