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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
AirForceHops (3931) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 15, 2015
22 oz / 650 ml bottle bottle purchased at One Stop Market. Aroma shows me mild roast, light chocolate and weak cherry syrup.

Upfront of the flavor of cherry syrup followed by weak chocolate and roast. Maybe I need to take a palate reset week because damn near every brew I have had lately seems like it has a very thin body, like this brew. Do I have palate fatigue??? Again, thin body. Oh wait this is a Harpoon beer, so the body should be thin. Positive aspect the ABV is hidden and it still tastes good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadIndian (2512) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Bottle gift from SJ. I really liked this brew. There was a lot going on. Notes of dark fruit like raisins and plums, roasted malts, brown sugar, bread and roasted malts. The finish was cherry and roasty. All these ingredients were masterfully blended. Well done!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (2821) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle. Pours brownish black wit a thin tan head. Aroma of chocolate, cherries, roasted malts and had a hint of coffee. Flavor of tart cherries, milk chocolate, roasted malts, light coffee and had a bit of caramel. Creamy smooth texture, medium body, soft carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AdamJackson (3225) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 23, 2015
This is a dark reddish brown. almost no head. Nose is a brown sugar malt, cocoa, some sweet birch syrup and faint tree fruit. It’s a decent nose. Sweet finish, up front is a woody sweet malty body with a faint cherry and almonds. not great but interesting.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Schwarzbart (70) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2015
Poured a half finger, beige, foamy head that receded rather quickly. It doesn't look as thick as I expected. Color is brown with mahogany tones. No lacing. A nose full of roasted malts, highlights of cherry juice sweetness, hints of cocoa nibs and strawberry Twizzlers. Medium bodied with tight medium carbonation. A hearty base of roasted malts and coffee flavors in the taste followed by sweet notes of cherry juice, hints of alcohol and chocolate, finishing with Twizzlers type sweetness and some leafy hops in the finish. Overall it's less sweet than I expected. Pretty solid. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
vlan1 (204) - Eastern Shore, Maryland, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Bomber poured into pint glass. Clear super dark cola color. Aroma of chocolate and malts. Flavor is very sweet , chocolatey with a very strong alcohol presence on the back end.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lux_edwards (165) - - JAN 1, 2015
Pours dark brown, almost black, with some burgundy highlights and a one finger beige head. Some lace. Aroma is light chocolate and cherries. Its nice, but light. Flavor is sweet with chocolate notes and more cherry. Medium bodied. Nice!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11856) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 28, 2014
22oz bottle. Small beige head atop cola dark-brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, cherry, light cocoa, alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, cherry, some cocoa/milk chocolate, light roast, cola, alcohol warming. Medium body, light stickiness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alobar (2965) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2014
Reddish brown color with aroma of cherry, chocolate, and roasted malt. Cherry flavor with chocolate, roasted malt, and coffee. Quite nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (11748) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2014
Haand 2014. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is berries, roasted malt, coffee. Flavour is sweet, roasted malt, berries, sugar, hop, chocolate, coffee, alcohol. Full body. Very nice beer.


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