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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   IBU: 47   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Rich and decadent. This strong porter is perfect for sipping at the end of the day or to accompany full-flavored foods. The intense, roasty flavor comes from two types of chocolate malt and raw cocoa nibs. Whole vanilla beans introduced post fermentation add complexity and enhance the dessert-like qualities of this full bodied beer. Indulge yourself! Additional Information: This beer began life as our Panamanian Porter with the flavors of chocolate, vanilla and banana. A truly unique beer, we felt that all those flavors needed some smoothing out so we changed yeast strains and eliminated the banana flavor (Which came from the yeast strain). The Panamanian Porter did have many fans however, and there may be plans in the future to bring it back for a special occasion. Stay tunedÖ


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbaaron (1149) - Arizona, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Dark brown. Tan head. Milk chocolate. Some light roast. Fair Sweetness. Medium body. Smooth and creamy. No bitterness. Soothing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrodooo5 (941) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Decent dark brown pour w/ a thin tan head that leaves lacing. The aroma is somewhat underwhelming w/ just a hint of roasted notes & a touch of chocolate. The flavor starts out robust w/ chocolate & coffee notes but finishes kind of a abruptly & dry. Overall itís decent!

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Caytinator (899) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Bomber! Pours a translucent walnut color. Good lacing, moderate head/carbonation. Moderate aroma, some chocolate and roasty notes. The taste is good - you can pick out the cocoa nibs and a little vanilla a tiny bit of banana at the end. My one critique is that the palate isnít rich enough to back up all the complex flavors. Iím surprised itís 8%, actually. Very good beer, Iím impressed!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fatehunter (1179) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Pours a finger and half of head on a black body. The aroma has some roasted malt and dark chocolate. Itís a little on the faint side though. The taste starts with some chocolate sweetness, then some mild bitterness, moves to roasted malt and bitter chocolate finish. Nice profile and well balanced. The texture is pretty smooth with low carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gendv138 (1026) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2014
22 ounce bottle poured into a nonic pint glass. Thanks to my friend Ed for sending this over! Pours a dark brownish color with two fingers of light tan head. Sparse lacing. Aromas of vanilla, milk chocolate, some roast. Tasting notes of dark fruit, milk chocolate, vanilla, roast, coffee. Medium body with a semi-dry and slightly bitter finish. Medium carbonation, creamy mouthfeel. Nice porter.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
novice101 (298) - - MAY 14, 2014
This was a really nice beer to drink, pours a rich dark bown with c cream colored head, smells of chocolate with some caramel malts. Taste is straight chocolate followed by some dark chocolate bitterness and a bit of vanilla,

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deaconmike (363) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - MAY 13, 2014
On tap as part of a flight at Five50 in LV. Pours walnut with mocha head. Plenty of lacing. Aroma is strong with heavy roasted chocolate malt. Similar taste, a touch of sweetness and a touch of bitterness. Body is slightly fuller than most porters with a nice creamy character. This is a really nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOLTZ7555 (2780) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Dark mahogany pour with a tightly packed latte heard. Subtle cocoa, Nestle Quik aroma. Dark bitter chocolate, vanilla, and roasted malt. Medium mouthfeel. I get that the ABV is slightly higher than traditional beers in this style but have a hard time finding the imperial or strong in this porter.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (7666) - MŲlndal, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2014
Bottle at CBC, April 9 2014.
Clear dark reddish brown to black color, dark brown head. Sweet, malty, compost scent. Sweet, roasted, chocolate taste. Grainy aftertaste. Fizzy mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
maxwelldeux (3489) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle. Pours a near black color with a small tan head on it. Nose is very dry and roasty with just a hint at some sourness, and reminds me of a dry stout. Taste is similar with a sour and bitter tone to it. Feels smooth, but itís a little off putting. I got no chocolate in here.


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