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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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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.


deyholla's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (5968) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Sampled from the tap at the brewery. Pours a clear dark brown with a brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has light dark earthy grains with roasted malts underlying. Flavor has a bit more chocolate with roasted malts and a touch of dark grains.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
devman171 (716) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jdb288 (342) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikeq215 (40) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamT (111) - Wilson, 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
woodychevy (258) - - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (7107) - , 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (5867) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
italarican (1425) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
On tap courtesy of Green Man for RBWG. Dark brown pour. Aroma is mild of cocoa beans, slightly earthy with sticky toffee. Flavor feels like it’s heavy on the crystal. Sweet caramel masks the mild coffee and chocolate flavors.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (2006) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 8, 2014
Draft - dark roast and a bit of molasses. Clear Darrow. With a decent beige head. Dark roast and a bit of bitterness. Finish is roasty, dry and a bit of bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drsordr (891) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Draft at brew pub dark colds brown. Nose mostly roast and coffee maybe a hint of dank hop. Taste dark roast,coffee, some dank hip late mid palate. Roasty finish.


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