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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
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A hearty malt base is complemented by sweet cherry juice and cocoa nibs added during fermentation in this decadent take on a traditional porter. Notes of rich chocolate and a hint of cherry sweetness make this full-bodied porter the perfect treat to share now or the cellar until next Valentine’s Day.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (4234) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2014
This poured a darker brown with a beige head. Aroma of.dark chocolate and cola. Flavor was grape sodaish, list roast and chocolate. Hid the alcohol well thoigh

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fratto (2616) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle from pikapp327. Dark pour with a white head. Aroma is tons of chocolate and roast. Taste is lots of the same. Finish is cake!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cavie (3754) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle courtesy pikapp327. Pours a very dark brown that has reddish highlights. Aroma is dark roast, sweet cherry, malt, dark chocolate. Flavor is sweet, dark fruit, with a sharp bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (3857) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle. The look is brownish black in color, somewhat clear, and a beige head. The smell is cocoa, malts, coffee, chocolate, sweet, dessert, and decent. The taste is sweet, chocolate, malty, burnt, dessert, and ok.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (3646) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2014
22 oz bomber. Black in color with an average sized beige head. Aroma is of chocolate, roasted malts, light cherry, and berries. Taste is of roastedalts, light cherry, brown sugar, light bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13218) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle, 22oz, at Haand Festival -14. A clear, dark brown beer topped by a small, off-white head. Licorice, chocolate, dried fruits and some coffee and berry hints on the nose. It’s lighlty warming on the palate, full-bodied and soft, with flavors of coffee, chocolate, dried fruits and some alcohol. And a nice hoppy bitterness. Lasting finish with the malty flavors dominating. A sort of one-dimensional beer, still quite complex and indeed nice. 140523

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (1596) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Chocolate and cherry makes for a great dessert beer. Licorice and a hint of tartness keep this from just being a novelty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (7280) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle 650ml @ Haand Ølfestival 2014
Pours dark brown witha off-white head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, licorice and alcohol. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long chocolate and caramel finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Inbreak (1897) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 29, 2014
24.05.2014, 0,65l bottle sampled @ HaandFestival:
Tiny fizzy shortlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet, dark sugar, malt candy, grass, almond essence, hay, sour coffee. Taste is slightly sweet grainy, dark malts, dark sugar, malt candy, hay, harsh grass, almond essence, sour coffee. Medium bitterness, slightly dry harsh mouthfeel. Meh!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
espenra (869) - Kurland, NORWAY - MAY 27, 2014
25cl sample from a bottle. Pitch black colour with no head. Aroma is liqorice, coffee, anis and dark rye bread. Flavour is smooth and balanced. Notes of liqorice, coffee, dark roasted malts. Some brown sugar. Medium long aftertaste.


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