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RATINGS: 1745   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!


2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Couch0508 (119) - Flat rock, Michigan, USA - AUG 26, 2015
Gordon Lightfoot would roll over in his grave (is he dead?) if he knew that a beer named after one of his most famous songs was this bad. If you would like to try a Porter, skip this one. Thanks.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rayy (43) - Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2015
Probably the first porter I became really familiar with. Aroma is really nothing spectacular--kind of chocolate milk/mocha. Beautiful reddish-dark brown, but not opaque. Nice tightly knit head. Taste is coffee--chocolate, kind of sweet, but there’s a suggestion of hops and slight suggestion of roasted barley==just enough. Still haven’t had a better porter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darwenus (659) - Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Pours dark brown with a little more than average head. The aroma is anise, baker’s chocolate, coffee. That’s all present in the flavor, too. The finish is a strong, roasted malt and a little hop tingle. This is an affordable porter, and it’s low price and high quality make it one worth seeking out.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfearnley (1282) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 17, 2015
Draft to taster Vanilla, coffee bean, caramel, nutmeg, a liitle red wine. Deep translucent ted with a thin off white head. Chocolate, vanilla, toasted malt.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
knickskicks (922) - - AUG 2, 2015
Dark brown, thin pour. Nose is vegetal, metallic, some roast. Taste is roasty, chocolate, fresh water, bitter finish. Thin mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ffaoe (338) - 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 (474) - 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 (9728) - 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 (962) - 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.


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