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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   IBU: 31   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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A very robust Porter, black in color that is pleasantly roasty and smooth. If youíre into bold flavors, youíll love itís velvety goodness! A secret ingredient gives this beer itís special edge.
ABV=7.3% O.G.=1066 IBU=31


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (5574) - Indiana, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Draft to taster at Half Moon. Looks solid; a translucent cola with very thin off-white lacing. Smells solid too; dark malt and coffee. Tastes like it smells with average mouthfeel. A solid example of the style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (7732) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Draft. Chocolate malt aroma. Dark chestnut with minimal head. Sweet light chocolate malt and mildly bitter herbal flavor. Tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brigadier (3015) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2013
On tap at the brewpub
The bigger beers were more interesting despite there only being two on tap. A robust porter has plenty of flavor to keep you interested. At the same time it doesnít abrade the palate and tire you after a pint.

Aroma / Appearance - A fluid brownish base is black around the edges. An ebony head idly sits on top like cake icing. Coffee, licorice, and chocolate are a bittersweet foundation for a nose that also harbors black licorice.

Flavor / Palate - Velvet creamy malts soothe the palate. Raspberry, vanilla, chocolate, and coffee stir the senses into action. A sweeping fruity taste carries into a pleasant finish. This is one of the best porters that Iíve tried in a while and totally unexpected after previous samples.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
queenholly (2987) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Tap at brewery. Coffee, smoky peat, chocolate, and prune aroma. Black brown with a small tan head, light lacing. Coffee, chocolate, and earthy smoky peat flavor with a light floral bitterness in the finish. Light to medium body. Nice.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sbanach (222) - Alabama, USA - NOV 27, 2011
slightly above Average porter. Aroma is chocolate and coffee. Appearance is black/brown, moderate carbonation. Taste is balanced between hops and chocolate malts. Taste is coffee/chocolate. Palate is moderate. Overall, great porter and would have again..

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patrick767 (3584) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 27, 2008
brewpub sampler - Pours dark brown with a long lasting light tan head. It has a mild aroma of roast malt and chocolate and tastes of that dark roast malt along with a hint of vanilla. Itís medium bodied and has a bitter finish. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsquire (3499) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2008
Out of the sampler at the brewpub. Deep mahagony color with a thin beige head. Nose of sweetened coffee and roasted grains. Roasted grains, some caramel and burnt toast. The finish reminded me of a sweeted coffee. Decent porter.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beermeindiana (1) - kokomo, Indiana, USA - JUL 26, 2008 does not count
Draft at the brewery. Deep brown to black with a very nice creamy frothy head that lasted with good lacing. Very smooth with a sweet malt charater. Very nice beer that makes you want another.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10811) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2008
Draft sample at brewpub. Poured a black color with a moderate frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Medium roasted coffee aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture. Medium roasted bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. More my style.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BBB63 (6083) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 17, 2007
Tap: Deep brown with reddish highlights, creamy but fading head and spotty lace. The aroma has notes of prune, chocolate, walnut, toasted malt, herbal hops, and a hint of DMS. The taste is a smooth sweet malt character with some nut and fruit under it all. The finish is a tad short but I found this an enjoyable beer. The mouth feel could use a tad more body to match the flavor profile. Quaffable.


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