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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 4, 2008
Not quite black with a beautiful creamy head. A little coffee and chocolate. But, pretty light overall. Thin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - FEB 4, 2008
Bomber, courtesy after4ever! Pours blackish brown with a fading tan head. Brown sugar and chocolate chip cookie dough aroma. Light body and medium carbonation. Sweet chocolate and brown sugar taste, with a dry piney finish. A really nice beer, right up to the finish, which didn’t really work for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
after4ever (6265) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 3, 2008
22. Black with a thick, creamy, moussy tan head. Light curly lace. Fairly neutral nose--light chalk and cocoa. Medium body that’s somehow alternately creamy and watery; very clean and easy to drink. Chocolatey and ever so slightly roasty mid-palate. Clean chalky finish. A bit too mild and sweet to be really exciting, but has no obvious flaws and disappears quickly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - JAN 7, 2008
12/9/07 On draught at the brewery. Aroma is super chocolatey with lots of sweetness and a decent roast. Appearance is very dark brown with a low tan head. The flavor has some toasted carbonic sourness, heavy roast and substantial background sweetness. Mouthfeel is medium-high bodied with medium creaminess and low carb feel. Overall, too much black malt harshness in the flavor, could be great otherwise.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11233) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2007
on tap-pours a thin retaining tan head and very dark brown color with red highlights. Aroma is dark malt-chocolate/molasses, some sweetness, roasty, slight acidic? Taste is dark malt-chocolate/cocoa powder/roasty, caramel, faint hops bite. Dusty mouth feel. Medium body. Soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 15, 2007
Deep dark robust chocolaty semi-sweet falvor to match the picturesque body and frothy off-white head. Quite deletable and complex. Finished calmly and dessert like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (5040) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2007
[Sample - Brewery] A deep bropwn color with a very thin head. This had aroma, flavor, looks, and was a very good beer to drink. This was perfect for lunch,. I really liked the dark malts and the flavors. Good job.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - APR 4, 2006
Dark brown and hazy, with a small rocky head. The aroma is full on roasted coffee and a dab of chocolate. Has a very nice hazelnut flavor, full of roasted coffee and sweet milk chocolate. Very easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - OCT 26, 2005
Dark brown appearance decent head formation. Strong roasted coffee malt aroma, nutty chocolate. Salted peanut flavor, almond with chocolate, mocha and strong coffee. The salty peanut taste seems to dominate but makes this an interesting blend. Tastey? Yes. Drink again? Unlikely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2005
This is an interesting and tasty brew, but in a blind taste test, I may not guess it to be a porter. To me it tastes akin to maritime dark ale. Brown, rich cola pour with a slight off-white head. Mild toasted nuts and light smoke in the aroma. Taste is very hoppy and juicy, lemon, limes and melons, some bitter chocolate and a bit of roastedness. Lots of sourness like a Flanders oak aged red, with cherries. Interesting for sure, tasty, but odd. Thank André.

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