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RATINGS: 181   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   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…

beelsebob's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
beelsebob (35) - Cupertino, California, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Wonderful smell – like deep deep dark chocolate. I could spend all day smelling this. Pours clear reddish brown, looks a little thin. A little bit on the bitter side, could do with some sweetness, but it goes well with the dark chocolate smell. Feels a little thin on the tongue, no significant carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (5568) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JAN 28, 2016
650ml bottle. Dark brown colour with ruby red glimmer and average, thick, creamy, fairly lasting and lacing, beige head. Chocolately, dark malty aroma, hints of milk chocolate, some dark chocolate, cocoa, an earthy spicy touch of blueberry and liquorice. Taste is slightly sweet dark malty, chocolately, dry hints of cocoa, a touch of blueberry and liquorice; rich, full bodied, integrated, slightly sticky palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
solidfunk (6482) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Some roast and light chocolate. Pours dark brown with good head and lacing. Light sweet finish. Bottle shared at tasting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Huhzubendah (3237) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Translucent mahogany body with a touch of crimson. Malty, nutty, earthy, brown bread aroma. Chocolate presence isn’t especially assertive. Dry finish. Light-medium body. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (18706) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Bottle. Clear brown color, tan head. Aroma of cocoa. Taste has coffee grounds, cocoa powder.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beertholomeus (1439) - California, USA - DEC 9, 2015
Pours a near black color with a khaki head. Chocolate, caramel, toffee, roasty malt, coffee and toast aroma. Chocolate, unroasted coffee, vanilla, toast, caramel, toffee, funk, herbal hop and roasty malt flavors. Medium full body and moderate carbonation. Unroasted coffee, toast and vanilla finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dionysus (1485) - Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2015
Bottle pours deep brown/black with a thick beige head. Aroma shows heavy roast with notes of cocoa, coffee, molasses, alcohol, and earthy hops. Flavor is fairly sweet with notes of cocoa, burnt peanut brittle, anise, overripe dark fruit, and a touch of vanilla. Overall body is moderate, sweet and the finish is somewhat astringent with a definite alcohol presence.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Batch 24 on draft at KnB Wine Cellar in San Diego, CA. March, 2013. Pitch black and opaque with a 1.5 finger beige head that quickly settles into a thin, lasting ring. Spotty lacing left behind. Slightly chalky aroma with cocoa powder, roasted malt and sweet dessert-like notes. Lots of chocolate in the nose along with cocoa nib, coffee bean and caramel sweetness. On the fuller end of medium body with a nice balance of roasted malt, coffee bean, bittersweet dark chocolate and toffee. Strong chocolate presence, dark and sweet, with robust coffee bean flavor but it never becomes overly roasted or dry. Very nicely balanced and easy to drink with no noticeable alcohol/heat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (15838) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown beer with a nice lasting beige head. Roasted chocolate and cocoa powder aroma, licorice, coffee nots, caramel, Bready, some dark chocolate. Chocolate flavor, licorice, vanilla notes, caramel, coffee notes. Quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (3552) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 6, 2015
Pours a deep brownish black from the bomber with thin bubbly tan head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma of dark chocolate, earthy hop notes, a hint of soy, and fruity yeast. Taste follows with just a hint of vanilla in the middle. Solid, not sure it’s fresh, but good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (7777) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 5, 2015
22oz bomber pours with a mahogany colored body that supports a dark tan head of foam. The aroma offers up a smooth thin spike of dark fruity esters and then chocolate followed by an earthy malt note and dark roasted almost coffee like maltiness. The taste delivers nice dark roasted malts blended evenly with chocolate and then rolling toward smooth sweet vanilla. It gets a little molasses candy here and there as it heads toward the finish. Nice.

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