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RATINGS: 168   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 tuned…


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jehoesefat (332) - Poway, California, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Sweet chocolate aroma. Pours dark ruby with a thin tan head. Yummy chocolate flavors, long cocoa finish.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Westchesterco (1313) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2014
Poured from a bottle it is a dark brown cola color with a thin tan head. The aroma is a malty chocolate and the taste is of chocolate and a hint of vanilla

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (4304) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2014
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a dark cola with a thin tan head. Roasted malt nose. Flavors of cocoa, red cherry and a hint of licorice. Medium bodied. Bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StevieT (961) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2014
Sweet chocolate aroma and flavour, so smooth you can drink it scarily fast. Vary dark brown with a thin head, it’s quite light for a porter but so very tasty. This is the bomb!

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hopman1 (32) - apple valley, California, USA - JAN 11, 2014
I paired this porter with a piece of chocolate cake , actually compatible . The color is dark but when held up against the light revealed a nice dark burgundy , Man I wish I had a car that color , dark at a certain angle and dark burgundy in another ,cool. in the nose believe it or not I note a barnyard scent with molasses and a hint of wet grass. In the flavor dark bitter chocolate and bread, " must of been the cake" !.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IrishBoy (3944) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Bomber from Imbibe Wine. Nose is chocolate and roast with hints of vanilla and coffee. Clear brown with a medium light tan head. Flavor is roasty coffee, chocolate, and hints of bitterness. Nice but nothing spectacular.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Errl (2019) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Bottle..Pour is dark with a thin tan head...Nose is dry chocolate, spice, light, caramel...Taste is dry, roast, spice, musty, chocolate, caramel..

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Bottled: unk brown, excellent clarity and a surface etched with light dirty cream foam. Nose is almost spicy with malts and some hops (noble) with a bit of cocoa, but no vanilla. Taste has roasted malts with a bit of sweet rye and some cheap base malt oxidation - a truly uneventful mouthful. Thin with sharp, yet fleeting carb and an off dry finish. Meh. Serving type: bottle 11-29-2012

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AFMcKone (35) - Colorado, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Good chocolate and vanilla presence, mouthfeel is creamy and aftertaste is a light dark chocolate bitterness. However aroma is boozy as is the taste a bit. I've had better chocolate porters but not too bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (4468) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear ruby black with a small tan head that dissipates quickly with some lacing. Aroma is roasty, ashtray, cocoa. Flavor is much the same, medium sweet with a definite milk-chocolate overtone touch of vanilla, light bitterness, not enough to counteract the sweetness fully. A bit artificial tasting, actually. Medium body. Definitely drinkable, but nothing special here.


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