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RATINGS: 573   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Dark, robust and silky-smooth, with many flavors of roasted, toasted and caramel malts. Porter is an old-world beer style, so popular that it helped start the industrial revolution. Taste the history.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6502) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 3, 2008
bottle, rthanks to bu11zeye, ruby black color, no head to speak of, nose is dry cocoa and malty, flavor is malty sweet cocoa

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrRain (472) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 2, 2008
22oz bottle poured into an English pint. HFSP pours deep ruby, nearly black with a mocha-colored head of medium-size. The nose is subtle and of dark cherries or maybe blueberry. There’s also some vanilla in there. it smells wonderful. Wow! The blueberry flavor comes through quite distinctly without tasting artificial. I wouldn’t have guessed this flavor in this beer by the description. As a former brewer I’ve never had a blueberry flavor come out without actually adding blueberries; it is very interesting. This beer will get extra points for originality. The body is typical porter, medium heavy. The finish is surprisingly quick.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
badgerben (4849) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2008
Thanks to STLWill. Black color with a thin head. Roasty aroma with a little lactose. That milk stands out a lot in the flavor. Some fruit, primarily blueberry, rounded off by some roasted malt.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (9267) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 28, 2008
My Bottom Line:
Roasted and toasted cereals build a suave body alongside blackberry-like fruitiness in this smooth and quaffable Porter.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the lightly hazy blackness.
-Although the flavor profile is relatively simple, it is highly pleasant and well constructed.
-Cereal sweetness tends to overcome the hoppiness or roasty dryness, but if you like chewing malts like I do, you should like this brew.
-The finish is a continuation of the flavor profile; there are no surprises here, just malty goodness.

Bottle.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ekstedt (6489) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2008
Bottled (bomber) at Café 3 små rum, Göteborg, Sweden. Dark brown, almost black, medium beige head. Strong milk chocolate aroma with some roasted notes in the background. Medium bodied and smooth. Well balanced, slightly sweet with a dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (9548) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2008 (Bottle at Café 3 Små Rum, Göteborg)
Clear deep ruby red color, light brown head. Grainy, amlty, chocolate, some chilli, scent. Malty, sweet, chocolate, grainy taste. Smooth mouthfeel, low bitterness.

Another taste from bottle at 3 Små Rum = very nice!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2008
[Bottle] shared by STLWill. Pours a clear deep brown with a minimal tan head. Aroma is sweetish, slightly lactic with some caramel. Flavor is a bit sweet, some nice black and blueberry flavors , roasted bittersweet chocolate malt, and some red licorice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (12716) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2008
Black with a small light brown head. Big aroma of chocolate, bready and wort-ish malt, caramel, figs. Sweet, mostly chocolate flavour, with a hint of roast in the finish. Silky smooth and silky sweet and slightly boring as such.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2008
Bottle thanks to Bu11zeye. Pours black with minimal tan head. Nice aroma of dark roast with slight chocolate. Flavor has lots of cereal with nice chocolate toasty taste. Mouthfeel is light-medium body with high carbonation...ood stuff, would taste good for breakfast.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (2899) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 26, 2008
This was a nice find in a store I found through ratebeer in Columbus. Very dark with a thick small bubble head and some lacing was left. Raspberry, roasted malt, chocolate and coffee in the nose. Smooth, yes, silky, but somewhat oily mouthfeel. Neutral finish, not much of an aftertaste. Very very nice.


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