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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Winter   ABV: -
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Great brew for a cold winter night. Don’t be fooled by the virtually opaque black color of this porter. This beer is clean and smooth. The dark roasted malts give this beer coffee-like tones on top of a rich chocolate malt character. Moderately hopped.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (6301) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
Bottle at Papsoe. Pours black with a medium creamy tan head. The aroma is bit spicy and herbal but has lots of caramel, chocolate, some roasted malts and has a good amount of tobacco notes. The flavour is roasted and sweet caramelish with notes of chocolate and coffee. Nice roasty fjinish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29018) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a dark brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, caramel, and a bit of coffee. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, coffee, and wood, leading to a dry roasted finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of Skyview. Pours a pitch black with a brownish head. Sweet roasty nose. Medium body, roasty, lots of bitter chocolate here with a subtle vanilla edge. Heavy roasty bitter finish. Very well made. 200312

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2012
1pint bottle from Armanetti’s. Pours a very deep brown colored body with a finger-width, creamy, light brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing throughout. Aroma is roasts and dark cocoas with some char and a light juniper berry. Some earth and a touch of toffee. Flavor is heavy roasts up front with lots of char and a smooth, dark cocoa malt backing. A light toffee and juniper berry that grows a bit towards the end, but the dry, charred, heavy roasts really take this over and dry this out with a medium earthy bitterness. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium body and a soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, not a bad beer. There is tons of hard roast flavor and a light cocoa, but I would have liked to see a bit more balance between the two. The juniper berry is subtle, but I like the addition especially on the nose.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (11067) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2012
16oz bottle-pours black with a rich light brown head and trailing lace. Aroma is roasty/cocoa/rich dark malt, earthy. Taste is biting dark malt-roasty/chocolate, earthy hops.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (6481) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 11, 2012
Sampled from the tap at the Milwaukee brewpub. Pours a clear deep brown with a brown head that lasts throughout the beer and laces nicely. Aroma has notes of chocolate with roasted malts with a bit of backing dark grain. Flavor starts with sweet chocolate and roasted malts and finishes with dark bread and a bit of chalk.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Frank (2727) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2012
This is a pretty decent porter with heavy hop bitterness but an unfortunate chaulky quality in the finish. It is attractive and drinkable enough though there is a bit of burn in the finish. Works decently enough as a slow sipper.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 13, 2012
Pours a dark brown color with a medium frothy mocha head. Aroma is light juniper, milk chocolate, and light coffee roasts. Taste is very smoofth and almost milky. Very nice balance of chocolate and coffee flavors. Very session-able. Excited to try the gin/oak-aged version next week!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2011
Bottle. Pours black with a small light beige froth. Aroma is heavy juniper over a cocoa and roasty dark chocolate. Like a chocolate covered berry. Flavor starts with a nice strong roast and cocoa. then the cocoa comes out along with he juniper and berry notes. Fairly strong coffee bitterness in the finish. Medium body ands nice crisp bit reserved carbonation. Good beer a touch heavy on the juniper but well done

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
17thfloor (2429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dark brown, slight red tinge, with a frothy off white head. Aroma is beautiful, great crisp roast, light vanilla, super light, light Juniper berry. Unfortunately the Juniper beer is just a little too strong and really shows itself in the aftertaste, as it lingers way longer than the roast and leaves an awkward Gin aftertaste. The porter under here is really really nice.


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