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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.63/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   IBU: 34   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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A dark, rich and full bodied ale with a sweet aroma. Strong malt flavors and character with a dry roasted finish. This Robust American Porter is full of dark chocolate flavor, complemented by the firm presence of Yakima grown hops. Named for Head Brewer, Dean Priebe, this beer won many home brewing awards for Dean before he started brewing professionally. Served in an American crafted traditional 16oz. pint glass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxwelldeux (3867) - Everett, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Draught in a flight at the brewpub. Probably my favorite beer I had here. Pours a near black color with no head on it. Nose is roasty and reminds me a bit of coffee. Taste has coffee in there as well, with a bit of roasty bitterness to it. Smooth and yummy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5650) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Nice roasty nose, dark chocolate, a little earthy, lightly sweet. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Flavors of raosted malts, a little caramel, dark chocolate, and a dry earthy finish. NMedium bodied lingering dry finish. Nice house porter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
braznadian (59) - Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Had at Icicle Brewing Co. in Leavenworth, WA. Nice dark chocolate brown with a creamy tan head. Smell of dark chocolate and espresso. Smooth body leads to roasted coffee and dark chocolate flavors. Ends with a subtle sourness at finish. Hard to explain. Not sure if it was intended or not. Pretty average bitterness. This is a solid porter though not a game changer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (8800) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Sample at the brewpub. The beer is a clear dark brown color with a medium tan head that recedes steadily to an outer ring. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and hops. Medium-bodied with a roasty character of coffee plus some chocolate malt and hops. The finish is malty with a mild coffee aftertaste. Above average overall.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeerCentralWA (2) - - MAR 19, 2012 does not count
A - Very dark, rich smokey brown color. Clear appearance S - Roasty malt notes, slightly coffee smell M – dry finish. Light body for porter. Good carbonation. T – hop finish, roasty notes, O - Roasty toasty nose, rich balanced mouthfeel, dry well hopped finish. Well balanced, light porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aubrey (3454) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2012
Draft at brewery: This was my second favorite Icicle brew that I tasted, after the IPA. It was a robust, roasty-good porter with tar and char blended with caramel and toffee. Bitterness was on the mild side, so the beer became a bit sweet over time, but it was solid and tasty nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (6488) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 4, 2011
On tap at GABF 2011. Wow, am I the first person to have this brewery’s beer on RB! Awesome. Pours a dark brown color, near black with a small light beige head. A nice nose of roast, chocolate, light pine. The flavor is dominated by a robust roast which meets with some hops to produce a nice metallic bit, fairly dry, dark chocolate, very smooth.

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