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RATINGS: 190   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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The distinct roasted & chocolate notes are well balanced by a slight bitterness.


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3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
retinadoc (154) - - MAR 17, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2015 Draft. Subdued chocolate aroma. Less than average carbonation. Rich toasted chocolate flavors and mouthfeel. Slightly bitter finish.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (9451) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 25, 2015
Draught @ Iron Hill, Maple Shade, NJ
Pours dark brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and caramel. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long chocolate, coffee and caramel. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (2905) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 9, 2015
On tap at the brewpub in Media, PA. Pours with a red-brown body that has excllent clarity and highlights. Minimal head yet decent lacing. Very good bitter-sweet balance. No sour or other off notes. Light smoke in the finish and aftertaste. Medium body and carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
eRock_2013 (325) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 6, 2015
Well this is an impressive porter from an impressive northeast USA brew-pub chain that sadly does not seem to be expanding in the direction of South Carolina. For a recent lunch outing I had a very positive visit to Iron Hill; along with delicious food, I enjoyed this, their standard line-up porter. Poured a solid ruby brown color, good frothy head. Smelled strong and fresh of coffee and earthy hops, taste was likewise a well balanced tasty porter stronger on the coffee side of the porter spectrum, while featuring a malty body and subtle bitter hops. Some chocolate malt in the background. Finished clean and smooth, although the mouthfeel struck me as thinner and weak, but very drinkable. Only real disappointment was that this was the only beer I got to sample at Iron Hill, I hope to visit again and try more!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillWyce (829) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Draught at Chestnut Hill location. Poured opaque nut brown with a small tan head. Aroma of nutty and roasty malt with a touch of coffee. Body is medium-to-full and lightly oily. Roasted coffee flavor with a light nuttiness underneath. The roasty note lingers pleasantly in the finish.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Sparf (171) - Östersund, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2014
Maj 2014. Choklad och lakrits i den tämligen lilla doften. Samma komposition går igen i smaken. Ligger även med en lite syrlig karaktär. Blaskig och tunn, tyvärr. Eftersmaken är i det närmaste obefintlig.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
keanex (1629) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - NOV 4, 2014
On tap at Iron Hill Vorhees.
Appearance: Deep opaque chestnut with a creamy dark tan head.
Aroma: The aroma is complex with nuts, brown sugar, chocolate, roasted malts and a dash of smoke.
Taste: Clean intro, slightly nutty. Mid taste picks up some chocolate with roast and caramel. Finish lingers lightly of smoke.
Palate: Medium bodied, moderately carbonated.
Overall: Great porter, really drinkable. This is on par with the greats. Very affordable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2014
10/27/2014. On tap at the Lancaster location. dark brown with a tan head. Roasted malt, hints of vanilla, chocolate and dark fruit. Nice balance, light bitterness and a long finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (3217) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2014
4 oz draft pour at Iron Hill Newark as part of the 8 set sampler on 10/24/2014. Dark brownish black with light tan head. Aromas of roast, vanilla, dark chocolate. Tastes of roasty notes, dark chocolate, toffee, sweet dark fruit. Medium body with a dry finish. One of the better brews from the sampler.

3.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
N3lson1 (465) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Drank as part of a sampler at the Iron Hill Brewery in Wilmington, Delaware.. A beautifully dark beer with amazing aromas of roasted malts.Very little carbonation,tastes of roasted malts. but finishes weird.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
callmemickey (3566) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Dark brown-black body, medium to thin light tan head, soapy lacing. Light roast, bittersweet chocolate, caramel, and earth. Medium bodied with moderate to lively carbonation, a tad thin towards the finish, lingering earthiness with mild bitterness.


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