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The distinct roasted & chocolate notes are well balanced by a slight bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
EithCubes (4811) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2006 Best Porter Iíve had. On tap in Newark. Coffee beans and chocolate, enjoyable bitterness. [3.5]

Re-rate, 650+ beers later: Draught in Newark. Dark pour with ruby edges. Lacing with a light brown head. Smells of chocolate, roast malt, coffee. Tastes the same. Light-bodied, slightly watery. [3.3]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TomDecapolis (4459) - Milton, Delaware, USA - NOV 9, 2005
On tap the Media location. Pours a dark brown with some reddish amber coming through when held up to the light. Great lacing tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Flavor of milk chocolate, sweet roasted malts with a slight hop bitterness to help balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2005
Muted roastiness. Deep black with a decent head. Roasted coffee beans, toasted and burnt bread and some mild chocolate notes. Great classic porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 14, 2005
Very dark brown almost black with an ok deep beige head. Aroma is mostly chocolate malt, backed by a bit of roast, some toasted malts, and some nuts. Flavor is a traditional porter with that porter-like tang to it. Lots of smooth chocolate, a bit fruity, and even a hint of anise in there as well. Finish is pretty smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2005
North Wales location. Muddy brown color body with a light tan head. Aroma and flavor are chocolatey with medium roasted coffee, a note of cinnamon, some dark fruitiness, and licorice. Medium sweet with low bitterness. A good porter.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
cazort (516) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2008 (On tap in Newark and Lancaster, also in Lancaster on Nitrogen) Overall a mediocre porter. About the right amount of bitterness. Dark in colour, but much too thin, almost watery. There was not enough roast--overall there wasnít enough flavour. Porters are supposed to be rich and filling; this one is far from it. However, I might add this is still a pleasant beer. When I had this beer on nitrogen, I thought it was quite awful. An unpleasant aroma emerged that made the beer barely drinkable. This contributed to me knocking the overall rating down by 2 points. I also want to add that I am appalled that this beer is rated in the 87th percentile. Do people who use this site have awful taste or what? It’s getting to where I can barely trust any of the ratings at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2005
A slightly above average porter with notes roasted malt all the way through it. A little lighter in body than I normally find but nonetheless very drinkable. The finish is finely bitter with some toffee in there as well.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29207) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2005
[At GABF 2004] Acopper colored beer with a small beige head. The aroma is plainly sweet malty, while the flavor is primarily and hoppy, but also somewhat dry from roasted malt.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nate (3708) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2005
Draught sample from Iron Hill, West Chester. Tangy acidic bitter smoky nose, some coffee and chocolate. Bit too pungent in nose and takes away from the sweet subtle malts that are underneath. Light medium brown hazy with foamy light tan lacing head. Medium amber body with medium carbonation. Chocolate coffee and roasted grains. Mild milky acidic quality. Burnt malt. Nice carbonic acidity and toffee notes. Finish is bitter and dry roasted grains. Light dry tangy after.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2598) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - APR 24, 2005
A pretty standard porter. A brownish black appearance with some coffee, caramel, toffee, and chocolate. This one is more on the bitter side. Pretty good.

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