Haymarket Black Sox Porter
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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
This dark malty ale is brewed with loads of English Chocolate malt, a touch of dark crystal and a hefty amount of Amarillo hops - creating a complex and delicious ale with hints of chocolatecovered mandarin oranges. Shoeless Joe and Judge Landis would agree on this one

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ROGUE (2152) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - SEP 13, 2012
On tap at brewpub. Pours a dark brown color topped with a finger of tan foam. The nose is hop forward with pine and wood followed by roasted malts. The taste is smokey up front with a great floral hop finish. The mouthfeel is relatively light with mild carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2012
Superbly balanced porter with a foamy, beige and creamy head. Amarillo hops, dry malts and English chocolate round out this stunning beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hombrepalo (1963) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2012
4oz pour at haymarket. brown black with an off -white head. Loads of roasted/burnt malt on the flavor. Charcoal and that. Very roasty and proportionally less bitter a finish than you’d imagine. Body is perhaps a little thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (8006) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2012
Pour from a growler the night before MWBBF at Perennial- thanks to the Haymarket manager for sharing it with us. Pours a dark, nearly opaque brown with a small off-white head. Big toasty malts and chocolate on the nose, with some earth and nuts. The flavor isn’t much different; really toasty and chocolaty, with earth, brown sugar, and nuts. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a toasty mouthfeel. Solid porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kseecs16 (1213) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Pours an opaque dark brown with a thin creamy light tan head. Nice rich roasty aroma with strongly evident piney hops. Flavor delivers the same with a nice balance of chocolatey dark roast and a resinous hop finish. Good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2011
[Tap] Sampler at the brewpub. Pours a very dark brown color with a creamy looking brown head. Heavy roasted aroma is dusty and a bit grainy. Roasted grains, chocolate and dry earthy malts in the taste. Hints of leather and licorice in here as well. Good mouthfeel and somewhat chalky finish. Not bad, but honestly nothing spectacular either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2011
Blacksox porter. 4oz sample at the source... Pours a darker stout pour with a creamy light beige head... Cocoa chocaltey nose although hard to place the hops .. roasty chocolate flavors with a medium sweetness along with an earthy coating feel in the mouth. Very light hoppy feel at the very end... Medium bodied. Solid porter. 7/4/8/4/14

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ceebs25 (503) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2011
On tap at Haymarket in Chicago. This was a nice and roasty porter with a good balance and flavor. Roasted coffee permeates throughout the nose, but without being overpowering. The rich caramel and powdery dark malts come off just slightly too sweet for my liking in an aroma. Earth and pine bitterness works well in the background. The body is well carbonated, mildly creamy, and well bittered. The flavor is a good mix of roasted dark malt, molasses, sweet dark fruits, earth, mellow citrus, and herb. All notes blend nicely together. This was overall, a porter done right. Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a black body with a finger-width, creamy, brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is pretty solid. Nice English toffee and caramel with a good amount of chocolate. Well hopped with a light orange-pine and earth mix as well as a solid roast. Flavor is similar. Nicely hopped and roasted with a solid chocolate and caramel/toffee balance. Bittersweet cocoas up front with some orange pines and florals as well as some earth. Malts offer a thin and light sweetness before this ends with a moderate hop and roast bitterness that dries and leaves a lengthy aftertaste with a nice, light chocolate. Medium-light, somewhat creamy and smooth body with a soft, moderate carbonation. Very easy drinking and clean throughout. Overall, a really nice, fairly hoppy, well balanced porter with lots of bitter cocoas. Solid beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SrSilliGose (3326) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 19, 2011
tap. pleasant doughy cocoa with a bitter roast, coffee, and milk chocolate layer. light citrus, floral hop backing. good.

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