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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
This is yet another original flagship brew and of the English persuasion. Our brewer does love his dark beers and decided to brew this slightly unheralded style. Porters, related to stouts, come in two basic styles: Brown and Robust. Robust styles tend to be heavier, stronger and even slightly darker. Brown Porters tend to be more drinkable as a session brew. Our Puget Sound Porter is a lovely dark Brown with strong hints of ruby. A wonderful coffee roasted and chocolate nose makes this Porter unique and enhances the medium bodied brew. The flavors of coffee and chocolate follow through each sip of this porter. 8 different malted barley’s, including Pale Chocolate and dark German barley make up the grist. Two hop additions balance the beer’s flavor. Our brewers 2nd favorite child! GABF Gold in 1999 5.4% ABV and 40 IBUs.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cards04 (2645) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 25, 2014
Overall this is good. Thanks jlthiess for this. Aromas are root beer, coffee, chocolate, earth, manure. Similar flavors, notes of bubblegum too. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (3248) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 25, 2014
Black body. Some head and lacing. Cocoa nesquick aroma. Coffee crisp. The flavour falls a bit flat and palate a bit thin. Earthy. Okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bulk_Carrier (3722) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - MAY 14, 2014
I purchased this bottle from Breeze In, Juneau, Alaska and am reviewing this from notes. I poured this into a pint glass. The appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a one and a half fingered white to off white foamy head that rises a bit and then dies leaving a nice milky to creamy looking thick foamy lacing. The smell was nice and roasty coffee to having a decent light chocolate settling over the aroma. The taste was bitter to roasty and ended up leaving a decent roasty bitter coffee to chocolate aftertaste with a dry bitter finish. On the palate, it sits about a light to medium with a decent harsh carbonation settling over the mouth and tongue as well as indicating a somewhat decent sessionability about it. Overall, I say this is a good American Porter well worthy of having again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxwelldeux (4348) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - APR 23, 2014
Bottle. Pours a near black color with a moderate tan head on there. Nose is roasty with a fair amount of coffee and just a hint of chocolate to it. Taste is actually a little bitter, and very slightly sour. Has some baltic porter characteristics, though not enough to represent that style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
two7offsuit (449) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Pours black with a tan head. Aromas of dark roasted malt. Similar flavor with a hint of dark chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fatehunter (2242) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JAN 13, 2014
Pours a finger and half of tan head on a black body. The aroma is mostly roasted malt and burnt wood, really nice. The flavor is balanced and deep, roasted malt, burnt malt, charred wood, and mild bitter finish. The texture is smooth with low to moderate carbonation. An outstanding porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2013
At flyIng goat A: dark coffee brown. Bordered cherry hued. Rare lace. S: dry nutty and coffee grounds over a nice creamed oatmeal. T: taste follows nose and is quite nice. Well done, clean. M: velvet. Smooth and silken. O: good job. This is a really nice porter. Serving type: on-tap 11-15-2011

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
CapFlu (5101) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 24, 2013
(22oz bottle) Purchased at Hillside Liquors. Pours a frothy large off-white head atop an opaque body. Nose of ashtray and toasted malt. Very good mouthfeel and minor bitterness through the finish.very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lagerboy (1933) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 21, 2013
Bomber, courtesy of Eyrish. Hueless darkest brown, foamy mocha head slowly settles and mostly lasts. Dark roasted malt aroma, a hint of chocolate. Bittersweet roasted chocolate malt taste, some coffee bean. Average carbonation, medium bodied, lightly hopped. It is "smooth and well balanced" as stated, but still: NFL (Not For Lagerboys)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
stantheman (900) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2013
Bomber from Central City Liquor Store in Surrey. Almost black in color with a tan head and sweet chocolate on the nose. The malts are way up front and a distinctive chocolate note there as well.. The hops are well hidden. Not complex, but a nice porter all the same.

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