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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Our award winning dark ale which is an original London style, lighter in body than a stout but with the same alcohol content. Brewed with pale, crystal, chocolate and black malts to create a creamy, smooth, roasted, slightly chocolate tasting ale with a bit of hoppiness in the finish. The name comes from the fact that after brewing, the mash is given to a local farmer and there can't be anything better than spent grain from brewing for fattening up a pig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Itzjerm (1901) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - DEC 5, 2015
Sweet with sugar like flavor. Malt and darks are present. Thin fadinghead. Not thick and not astringent but a bit of a strange flavor. Is that the pig A** coming through? Still a nice brew I would drink again. Vanilla and sugar with light toast.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ads135 (3789) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 11, 2015
A bit too think for my taste. The mouthfeel and underassertive flavor was a bit disappointing. Bottle courtesy of the parents on their drive back from Alberta in 2015.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (14101) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 15, 2015
Dark brown, standard 90s porter nose, a bit fudgey. Sweetish character, and a touch of chocolate. Old skool - if you’re doing this type of thing you really have to nail it, which this doesn’t.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dinkle50 (1224) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Aroma is malty and sweet. Mouth is smooth. Lots of copper flavor, like sucking on a penny. Hints of chocolate, and a little caramel. Hints of toffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Capa (2542) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - APR 10, 2015
Dark with a light beige head. Lightly roasted malts, chocolate, a bit of burnt malt, a bit of earth. Medium thin body with a decent creaminess to it. Finish is sweet with light roast. Solid porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
k9coug (105) - USA - JAN 1, 2015
Tastes almost acidic. Localized bitterness on the back of tongue. Don’t like asses on my beer labels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (2130) - - DEC 18, 2014
Poured from bottle into a snifter Appearance – The beer pours a deep brown color with a nice one finger cream colored head. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading to leave a nice level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the brew is of roasted malts mixed with other smells of chocolate and caramel. Along with these aromas are some smells of toast and a little bit of a vanilla producing a rather nice aroma overall. Taste – The taste begins with roasted malt and chocolate taste mixed with a decent level of vanilla and caramel sweetness. As the taste advances these tastes remain the forefront of the flavor profile with some other lighter flavors of a more toast like nature coming to the tongue. The cocoa gains a bit more intensity as the taste moves to the end, and with the sweet caramel and vanilla gaining a little bit more intensity, one is left with a nice roasted but sweet flavor on the tongue. Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is average in thickness for a porter while the carbonation level that is rather average. For the style, a little thicker body may have accentuated the roasted and dark flavors of the brew slightly better, but overall the feel was rather decent. Overall – A nice porter overall with a good blend of chocolate, roast, and sweet. This was a very easy drinking and enjoyable brew overall and one to try if you get the chance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (2290) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 9, 2014
A solid old style porter with a bit of hoppy bitterness. Pours a dark, opaque black with a finger of brownish head. The nose has a bunch of espresso and chocolate notes as well as roasty robust notes. Medium bodied and dry with a smooth, silky mouthfeel. The finish is mildly bitter and lingers with a roasted note.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lightbias (399) - USA - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle poured into a porter glass presented dark amber, and a very persistent dark tan head. Aroma is metal, yeast, and bubblegum and the taste follows with an unpleasant sour that is lingering and clingy. The body is thin for a porter, and flat, but still finds a way to be creamy on my tongue. Drinking the rest of this glass will not happen. It’s finish is more pleasant than the first swallow, but getting through the initial shock of flavor to get to a more enjoyable end is not worth it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (8399) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 17, 2014
"Pretty average across the board. Medium roast, coffee, cjocolate, hop bitterness. Light to medium bodied. Nothing special but not bad either.

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