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RATINGS: 178   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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, NCís Dynamite Roasting Co.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (6696) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 27, 2012
12 oz. bottle, sent from TURDFERGUSON (thanks Sam), pours a deep dark amber / near-black with a small tan head. Nose is all coffee, with freshly brewed french press coffee, and not a whole lot else. Flavour brings out deep, dark roasted coffee beans, no roast or chocolate character in there, just the coffee. Light-to-medium bodied, as one would expect from a porter. A monolithic coffee bomb here, executed very well. Good for what it is.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6606) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2014
12 oz. bottle shared by DrSilverworm- thanks again, Chris! Pours a cloudy brown color with almost no head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, leaves, and earth. Flavor of tobacco, earth, coffee, spice, chocolate, and toast. Light-bodied, with moderate to medium carbonation and a roasty mouthfeel. Nice coffee porter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6571) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2014 12oz bottle, thanks to alexsdad06 for sharing. Dark brown color, with a red hue, thin khaki head. Minimal lace. Good, potent coffee nose. Soft carbonation, dry texture. Light bitter taste. Nice coffee flavor and aftertaste. Dry finish.... 3.2

Re-rate, 1/25/14: Gotta say, I like this more now. Chewier, more pleasantly bitter. What can you do. 3.6. Thatís what weíre ending on. Fuck you and everyone else who cares otherwise. Thatís a great score. Great long coffee roasty aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (6559) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Tap at House of Beer in Orlando. Dark pour with a light brown head. Fantastic roasted coffee, with a bit of caramel and chocolate. Rich coffee grounds on the nose. Excellent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (6293) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, thanks for the bottle Mike! Dark/opaque black pour with nice fluffy and lasting tan head, a fair amount of carbonation streaming off the bottom of the glass, aroma brought nice roasted coffee bean, espresso and cold press type coffee, some slight milk and dark chocolates, hints of a red berry, nice oaty type notes as well as a slight spicy note. Taste is pretty nice, some sweet red fruits and chocolate up front lead into bitter espresso, coffee bean, touch of chocolate and roast notes again come in with a touch of earth, finishing fairly dry, slightly bitter but not as much as the coffee would let on. Nicely done!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (6148) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2012
Draft. Pours near black with a beige head. Coffee aroma, with roasted malts and light sweetness. The flavor has sweet coffee, light roasted malts, and some floral hoppy bitterness. Pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (6082) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - FEB 29, 2012
2/29/12. 12oz bottle thanks to decaturstevo! Dark brown pour with a nice, thick brown head that cuts in half but sticks in spotty rings. Nice aroma with sweet and dark chocolates, slightly tart and acidic, but nice coffee, and smooth maltiness. Nice smooth chocolate and coffee combo in the flavor with lingering coffee and a hint of tartness and grain. Nice.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (5832) - Glenville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle. Dark, dark brown, with little to no head. The aroma is awesome ... full of all kinds of roasty chocolate and coffee. This drinks like it should, too, for a coffee porter ... big, chewy notes of rich, nutty java. Delicious! (#4824, 11/18/2012)

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (5804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
"at first, a little light on the nose, but it opened up quite nicely. light bodied and easy drinking, yet had a smooth texture and flavor that was definitely enjoyable...mostly dark coffee, roasted malt, and a hint of chocolate. Thanks Lou!"

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (5593) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2012
(Bottle during RBWG) clear rich brown, no head. Nose of rich chocolate, brownies, and cream. Taste of medium dark chocolate malt, cream, mocha, bit thin on body.


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