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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A black ale that puts the flavor of the malt front and center. It has a mild hop character that balances strong notes of cocoa and hints of coffee. A full-bodied treat that pairs well with chocolate as well as fresh shellfish.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (20924) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 24, 2010
Growler courtesy of Andy, kick-off beer at the DC local tasting - thank you sir! Dark brown, edge head. Aroma of chocolate with a bit of smoke. Taste is chocolate and burnt coffee. Decent stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (18075) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2010
Draft at Barcade. Not an outstanding beer but definitely solid and right where a porter should be. Pours Dark brown with a modest off-white head. Some burnt malts in the nose but not too roasty. Flavor holds moderate sweetness, some roast, mild dryness in the tail. Medium body. I would drink again.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (17309) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2012
Draught at Rattle&Hum, NYC. Very dark brown beer with a lasting beige head. Malty chocolate aroma, cocoa powder, vanilla notes, roasted, caramel, some coffee notes. Malty flavor, cocoa, roasted, coffee, some tar, not full bodied but with decent flavors. Malty coffee finish with figs, vanilla and chocolate.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (16472) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2012
On tap at the Cask Bar & Kitchen, Manhattan - 01/03/12. Poured a dark brown with a tan coloured head. On the nose - roasted malts, cocoa, coffee and a puff of smoke. Taste as nose - add a little dark fruit, quite complex for a 4.7% ABV porter. Medium bodied and a smooth finish. Good well rounded and tasty porter for sub 5%!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (15918) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2013
Draught@RNH. Dark, almost opaque brown color, good creamy beige head. Milky and chocolate aroma, light note of soya sauce. Light to medium bodied. Chocolaty and milky front, some caramel, low bitterness and short finish. Good taste but kind of empty. Perhaps with right food this is better.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (15187) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2010
Draught at Fette Sau. Good roasted and vinous aroma. Black colour. Small brown head. Nicely roasted flavour, some roast barley bitterness. Good coffee aftertaste, a little grassy hop burn.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (14604) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2015
Bottle - Pours dark brown tan head - nose/taste of cocoa, caramel, coffee, light roast - medium body.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (13021) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 2, 2010
Growler, thanks nimbleprop. Medium brown creamy head atop clear dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, some roast. Taste is medium sweet, roast, bittersweet chocolate, some cola. Light-medium body, some creaminess.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (12696) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2012
A deep dark porter with a thin mocha head. In aroma, a nice nutty chocolate with mineral notes. In mouth, a smooth chocolate with herbal notes, fruity notes, quite decent. On tap at Fette Sau, Dec. 30 2011.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (11180) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2014
On draught at Fette Sau. The beer is a brownish-black color with a medium creamy tan head that diminishes gradually to a film. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of malt, chocolate and coffee. Light-bodied with flavors of roast malt, sweet chocolate and mild coffee. The finish is sweet with a chocolate malt aftertaste. Decent overall.


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