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RATINGS: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   IBU: 47   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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 tuned…

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (10285) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2010
Thanks Tim for sending this Growler out to the East Coast! Poured dark brown color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of chocolate, roasty, and some coffee. Tastes of the same roastiness, coffee, and chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2010
(Growler, courtesy of hopscotch) Pours a brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of caramel, cocoa, and light roastiness. Flavor of cocoa, roasted malt, nuts, some coffee, and caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smith4498 (3322) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2010
RBWG 2010 growler. Pours dark brown with tan head. Toasted malt and chocolate aromas. Roasty flavor with some sweet milk chocolate. Medium to full body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11670) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2010
RBWG@RLRL-thanks to hopscotch-growler-pours a tan head and dark amber/mahogany color. Aroma is earthy, dark malt. Taste is dark malt-cocoa, secondary earthy hops bite.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Getbetter (985) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - MAR 18, 2010
From tap @ Hanger 24,Black in color,Vanilla,coffee,chocolate,Great porter on a constant basics

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2010
Brown pour. Light head. Roasty chocolate aroma. Some fruit and a hint of hops. Flvavor is nutty and roasty with some coffee. Pretty damn good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dchmela (2889) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2010
Thanks to Hopscotch for the growler pour. Reddish brown pour. Roasted grain, chocolate malt aroma. Light roasted grain and slight yeasty fruitiness. Nice brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 13, 2010
From a growlered bottle shared by Shawn, I was actually really forward to trying a beer from the newer brewery and this did not disappoint.

Reddish brown with some tan head and lace. The aroma has notes of walnut, roasted bread, pale grains, slight herbal hops, chocolate. leather and tobacco, some pepper and mineral water too. The taste has twangy dark fruits surrounded by a nice nutty malty counterbalance that is not too sweet nor cloy. Continuous earthy yeast, coffee and chocolate tones lead to a sublime spicy finish. The mouth feel is lively and refreshing but tad thin and chewy upon the finish, no notice of the listed 8% ABV. Overall a darn nice porter that I would gladly try again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SrSilliGose (3326) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAR 12, 2010
Growler from hophead22. Finally got a couple dudes together to try this. BBB63 and some other tight dudes. Pours a clear dark brown ruby red highlights with a small beige head. Aroma of toast, chocolate, creamy wheat some weird doughy notes. can’t stop drinking this. thanks Tim. this was a hit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 9, 2010
Growler courtesy of hophead22. Pours dark brown with a nice, sustained tan head. Nose is dominated by roasted malt, dark fruit, some chocolate, peppery hints, caramel. Tastes of roasted malt, chocolate, mildly bitter, spicy, some figs and prunes. Rich, velvety mouthfeel with a peppery, slightly dry, roasty finish. Excellent!

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