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English style brown porter. A dark brown beer with a red tint, it offers mocha, carob, and chocolate flavors and coffee aromas with a slightly smoky and warming alcohol finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (4559) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Sample During RBWG Day 2, Asheville. Brown pour with a small head. Roasted nuts, cream and marshmallow. Chocolate, light roast. Taste is mellow, some roast, caramel and earth. Light bitterness. Soft body. Smooth. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5448) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Asheville, NC - Bruisin’ Ales - 12 oz bottle. Pours a pitch black with an initial rocky, bubbly khaki colored head that dissipates quickly. Aroma has some creosote accents, a touch of just grounded coffee beans. Flavor is bold with some bittersweet baker’s chocolate. some day old black coffee, a finish of topsoil. Mouthfeel has a nice chalkiness to it. Been a a while since I had a solid every day English Porter with out something added to it or sweetened out to the max. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
crajun (948) - , Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Bottle from springslicker. Roasted malt in aroma. Dark pour. Taste was roasted malts. Over carbonated and fizzy. Odd. End of taste is a little off with fizz and odd hops

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
devman171 (949) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2014
Bottle pours black with big head, aroma is roast with a light floral aroma, taste is smooth roast, very nice porter style

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jdb288 (510) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2014
Bottle from Lowes (Boone, NC). Pours muddy brown with minimal tan head. Aroma is coffee, some dark/milk chocolate. Flavor is roasted coffee/espresso, a bit of chocolate, some toffee. Deep flavors developed here. A solid porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikeq215 (69) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2014
Bottle thanks to bmoosey. Pours dark brown with a tan head, smells of milk chocolate and coffee. Taste is creamy chocolate, dark roast coffee, and roasted malts. Body is a little heavy, but a pretty nice porter overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamT (158) - North Carolina, USA - APR 7, 2014
12oz bottle from Tasty Beverage Company in Raleigh. Black hue, zero visibility with 1/4" thick creamy light khaki head. Good lacing. Heavy roasted malt, coffee & milk chocolate. Light creamy malt flavor up front with a light creamy milk chocolate finish. Creamy texture, medium body, soft carbonation on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
woodychevy (348) - - APR 4, 2014
Had in a bottle at Wayside in Biltmore with Red Sox game. Decent porter- pretty heavy mouthfeel so only a "3" for palate. Feels more stout-like to me. Pours dark brown with reddish tinge. Decent head and lacing. Tons of chocolate and coffee on the nose/ palate. On the sweet side for me- maybe too much vanilla/caramel in there? Great winter beer- feeling a bit more like lighter spring brews at the moment.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (8173) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2014
UPDATED: APR 15, 2014 Draft at brewery. Label thanks to AdamT. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose and taste of coffee, roast, light toast and mocha. Lighter medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6335) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Draft at the brewery, served in a taster. Pours a cloudy brown-amber with an off-white head that laces the glass. Notes of toasted malts, tobacco, brown sugar, chocolate, leaves, and nuts. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a toasty, earthy mouthfeel. Decent porter.

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