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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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The shift is upon us. Days are shorter, skin is hidden and black beers are here. Our first toss into the winter stew is Chub Step Porter. Like fur between your legs, this roasty, silk charmer is your ticket to seasonal embrace.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10102) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2011
Tap sample. Poured a dark brown color with an average frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted malt, spice and chocolate aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted chocolate sweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. Solid complex brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
boxofrane (1887) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2014
Draft at bistro on bridge. Pours black with a medium sized brown head. The aroma is very light with a tad bit of dark chocolate. The taste is very roasty, a bit bitter, well Hopped.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9439) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2014
A dark brown porter with a thin mocha head. In aroma, sweet fruity malt with light licorice, treacle, light floral hops, nice. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity chocolate malt with light floral hops, roasted notes, very nice. 6.5%robust porter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christpuncher (714) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2014
A hoppiest pale from three floyds pours a dark orange in color. A little bitter and somewhat hoppy has a bitter finish. Had at half acre ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (2126) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Draft at village tap. Somewhat smokey with chocolate and cocoa flavors. Malty and chalky. Black pour with off white head. Good porter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
devman171 (727) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Bottle pours black with medium head and carb. Aroma is roasted coffee and chocolate. Taste is similar with a nice full body

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drewbeerme (3869) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Draft at half acre, pours dark brown and thick tan head. Roasty and coffee aroma. Flavor has a bit too much ash/roast while coffee and chocolate attempts to balance, bit dark sweet prune finish. Touch too ashy for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hombrepalo (1758) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2013
12oz pour. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma has notes of malt, chocolate, coffee, caramel and roasted malt. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long coffee and chocolate finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drdisque (496) - Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2013 On tap at Jerry?s. Pours very dark with a slight red hue. Aroma is creamy spice. Initial flavor is approachable sweet and spicy. Finish is more bitter and floral but not inappropriately bitter. Solid drinkable porter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryecatcher (657) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Bomber from the brewery. Pours tall, dark and roasty (my 20 oz HABC glass with the squid-owl thing is almost the perfect size for bombers... especially those from the ’home team’). Anyway, thin white head, decent retention and lacing. Kinda weak nose, some roast and the usual suspects. Mouth is much better though -- lots of chocolate, dark roasted coffee, hints of vanilla and toffee, silky smooth and pretty dry with a quick dry finish. A really nice porter from the North Siders.... can’t wait to head back up for Quaker Bridge in a couple weeks!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mittenator (1096) - Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Nice smooth porter. Chocolate and coffee flavors that were well balanced and the beer was not too heavy. I could have had three or four.

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