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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (13620) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 20, 2011
A: The beer is sort of light for a porter. Dark amber/mahogany would be the best way to describe it. At least the head looks nice: a solid finger of khaki foam. S: Way too much roast on the aroma, smells almost burnt. Charred malt and sugar with a little bit of licorice. I don’t really get any chocolate, but there is some coffee to it and maybe some overripe fruits. T: Much more chocolate presence on the palate. Nice cocoa powder and dark chocolate notes. There is a moderate sweetness to it and a hint of bitterness. Nice roasted malt and coffee flavors, too. M: Medium in body and carbonation. O: The flavor was nice, which is what’s important, but the nose wasn’t that great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (12585) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 13, 2011
Bomber from Beverages 4 Less. Pours pretty dark brown with a 4 finger foamy tan head. Aromas of chocolate and coffee. Med body. Flavor is chocolate with some vanilla, followed by a touch of coffee. There’s also some fairly burnt malt - which is marginally less than smooth. It’s smoothly chocolatey sweet, but there’s enough bitter here to pretty well balance that. It’s quite tastey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12314) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (12050) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2012
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a dark brown color with an average frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate toasted chocolate malt and vanilla aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted chocolate sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Solid brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11586) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (11042) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Bottle. Pours black with off white head. Nose/taste of cocoa, banana, chocolate malt and vanilla. Slight orange cream. The chocolate in the nose is a bit artificial, but not in the taste. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 24, 2010

Date: March 13, 2010
Mode: Growler
Source: Tasting, RBWG 2010
Appearance: opaque dark brown, fine beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet chocolate aroma, dark caramel sweetness
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, caramel sweetness enrichens the chocolate, light bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **+ /4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
KimJohansen (10396) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2010
Clear mahogany with a medium beige head. Sweet aroma with plenty of chocolate, hard roasted malt and coffee. Flavour had dark chocolate, plenty of hops, dark chocolate, burned malt and espresso. Lovely dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10320) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (10130) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2010
Growler… This beer rocks!… A hard pour results in a black, mostly clear brew with a huge, creamy, off-white head. Never-ending retention. Crimson flashes are revealed when my pint is held up to the Sun. The excellent aroma bestows rich notes of mocha, toasted tree nuts (all of them) and vanilla. Maybe even a rumor of cinnamon in there. Full-bodied and super creamy with dancing carbonation. The flavor is opulent and much the same as the aroma. Balance is nearly perfect as the dark roasted, luxurious malts are countered by heavy handed, slightly metallic hops. Roasty, bittersweet finish (maybe a touch more bitter than sweet). Huge thanks to DuffManSW for providing me the opportunity to finally try this world class porter! I haven’t enjoyed a porter this much since 2008.

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