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RATINGS: 217   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nearbeer (4826) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Growler. Opaque with a lasting disc of cream. Aroma is all coffee with maybe a hint of piss and dark chocolate. Taste is the same but weaker, like lots of old sourish, weak and cheap coffee, with some sour milk chocolate and dry grass. Light-medium body is watery, well-balanced, and has light-medium carbonation. OK, but disappointing brew, from this normally near-top-notch regional brewer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4770) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 14, 2012
12 ounce bottle - $1.69 at Charlie’s Beer and Wine in Marietta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours what appears to be an essentially black body with a full, thick finger of medium-tan-hued foam.

Smell: Roasty, coffee-accented nose with a touch of bitter chocolate and increasingly fainter, lighter notes of caramel, pale malts, spicy hops, and fruit.

Taste: Roasty coffee and bitterish chocolate mingled with the base pale malts. Some thin traces of caramel, maybe even a fat drop of molasses in there as well. Very low fruitiness. Modestly spicy hops aided a bit by the roast, the carbonation, and wheat. Roasty finish with some of that dark chocolate lingering into the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation, though there’s an added skosh of crispness on the tail end of the swallow.

Overall: A solid, enjoyable coffee-infused porter.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4593) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 18, 2011
Pours dark black with chestnut brown edges and one finger of tan head. Nose is very nice, molasses and sweet java notes. Lots of chocolate and a light roast. Coffee flavor is a tad weak. Spent grounds and bitter bakers chocolate. Noticeable acidity from the coffee and dark grain. Medium body with a slightly thin feel and almost absent carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (4532) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Draft at the Rookery. Pours dark brown with a creamy beige head. Smells like coffee, cocoa, chocolate, roasted malt, and light wood. Tastes like dry roasted malt, chocolate, espresso, earth, and light wood. Medium body and carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AdamChandler (4507) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 29, 2014
dark black, 1 finger creamy head. fades fast Nice bean vanilla presence on the nose. bits of chocolate. Pretty clean beer. lots of cream, chocolate and coffee. easy to drink at 5.8% lots of body.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
nick76 (4372) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 6, 2012
The aroma has coffee as advertised! There is also burnt malt and a touch of brown sugar. The appearance is dark brown with a large, tan head. The taste definitely has coffee but it seems a bit rancid. The palate is thin. Overall this one was a disappointment for me, it had great potential in the aroma but something about the taste was not enjoyable.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - DEC 29, 2011
Tap @ TacoMac, OMP. Black pour, brown head. Creamy texture. Nice lace. Smells of green coffee beans, roast. Taste of coffee and burnt chocolate.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maxwelldeux (4342) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - OCT 10, 2012
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a small-to-moderate head. Good coffee notes in the nose, though the smell isn’t too strong. Great roasting and coffee flavors to this, which manage to be smooth on the palate despite the harsher flavors. Very nice brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (4237) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2014
12oz bottle from Lowes in Hickory. Blackish pour with a tan head and tight sheets of lacing. Aroma is pleasant roasted coffee and chocolate. Tastes follow suit with cocoa bitter, earthy, little vanilla. Sharp, slightly tinny texture. 7.2

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (4202) - 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.


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