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This robust porter has a full body with some hints of chocolate from the chocolate malt and midnight wheat. The mild noble hop aroma showcases the roasty flavors and subtle fruit and spice notes of the artisan-roasted Fair Trade/Organic coffee of Black Mountain, NC’s Dynamite Roasting Co.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crispy34 (400) - Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Bottle share. Aroma is coffee and dark malt. Appearance is black with a tan head. Taste starts dry and coffee an then the dark malt kicks in. Palate is dray and dark. Overall, a decent beer. Would drink again fo sho. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ross (2090) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Bottle. Black colored pour with a tan head. Smell is huge on coffee and malts, little bit of chocolate and hops present too. Taste is bitter and like drinking coffee. After the initial shock it gets pretty smooth. Good beer, I buy it occasionally.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (1957) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 18, 2013
12 oz bottle served in snifter. Pours with almost no head, although a thin ring and some lacing last for many minutes. Opaque, clear; dark brown. Aroma of coffee, dark malts and noble hops, in that order of strength. Taste largely follows, although dark roasted malts are more evident in the flavor. While the aroma suggest espresso, the flavor is medium roast coffee; a load of coffee flavor nonetheless. Excellent level of mild bitterness; nice use of hops to provide a shade of spicy flavoring in this malty/coffee mix. Fine finish and lingering aftertaste. M: a bit under-carbonated; near medium body; slightly dry finish. O: a fine, dark coffee beer with a bit more coffee than malt flavor and aroma.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (3352) - McLean, Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2013
On draft at westover beer haus. Pours a hazy dark cola with a creamy tan head. Toasted malt aroma. Flavors of coffee and tobacco. Rich and flavorful.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AndyW68 (1108) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Great porter.lighter tan head than I expected. Aroma and taste are roast coffee porter all the way.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (4771) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Nice deep dark brown coloured body with a thin, one centimetre tall creamy tan head. Aroma of coffee, roasted nuts, earth, caramel and a bit of cardboard. Medium-bodied; Deep roasty flavour with a ton of caramel, a lot of vanilla, some oak, a hint of bourbon and a nice rich coffee flavour. Aftertaste shows a good complexity with cream, nuts, medicinal flavours and a hint of pit fruits. Overall, a nice and full flavoured beer with some good and unexpected flavours. Not an out-of-this-world beer, but good for sure. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in McLean, Virginia on 04-January-2013 for US$1.99 sampled at home in Washington on 05-March-2013.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (3499) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Dark beer with almost no head. Nose of green coffee beans and a little play doh. Sweet caramel flavor with some wet toast, roast grains and burnt sweetened coffee. Some celery and green stuff in the finish. The coffee flavor is pretty subtle.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8507) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 20, 2013
355mL at my brother’s local pool bar in Gainesville, FL. Overall, a salty, bitter, Irish dry stout in body. Weaker beige head. Soapy, thinner body. Nose has salt, vanilla, soy, umami. Palate is lemon tea, toothpaste, mint.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JDBaker11058 (1313) - Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Appearance: near black, with one finger of medium tan head and minimal lacing. Aroma: shockingly, coffee notes dominate a base of chocolate malts. Taste: acidic, almost citrusy roast coffee over bitter dark chocolate, black bread, vanilla, and salted caramel. Finish: bitter and a little lactic/acidic, with dry, roasty coffee notes remaining for awhile. Notes: A decent enough porter for sure, but the coffee note was just a bit too acidic for my tastes. Palate was also a bit watery. This much coffee needs more of a robust porter base.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
geologyguy (706) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - FEB 14, 2013
very bland and mild, weird for a beer this dark and "heavy", slight coffee taste


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