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RATINGS: 144   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…

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   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (7414) - Mölndal, 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
maxwelldeux (3052) - 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 it’s a little off putting. I got no chocolate in here.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
monk191 (722) - California, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Overall, a decent porter. Pours a deep red brown with a tan head. Not much smell, a bit of cream and chocolate. Taste is light, sweet, with some creaminess and peanut butter. Some bitter chocolate in the finish. Had in the bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
wisdomsolo (309) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Had this at a recent tasting. This is a forgettable porter. I remember so little about it I had to recheck whether I even drank it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
fluffy (1326) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2014
pretty unremarkable i thought. a decent dry cocoa flavor, but not much else.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
illidurit (2050) - Petaluma, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Bomber to pint glass. Medium brown with a tan head. Weak aroma, roasty with a metallic tinge. Flavor is really nice though. Milk chocolate and marshmallow notes meld with fresh zesty coffee and a light drying roastiness. Overall sweet but nice. No alcohol presence. Silky mouthfeel that turns a bit more syrupy with warmth but not in a bad way. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jehoesefat (226) - Poway, California, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Sweet chocolate aroma. Pours dark ruby with a thin tan head. Yummy chocolate flavors, long cocoa finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Westchesterco (774) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (2654) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StevieT (376) - 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!

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