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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Unfiltered, use of burnt malt, dark color, top fermented.


2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DarkElf (3028) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 1, 2005
(Draft: LaConner Brewing Company in LaConner, WA) Moderately roasty and chocolaty nose also exudes a bit of sourness. Okay, perhaps more than a bit. It smells like there is sour cherries in the mix, but thatís certainly not intentional. The flavor is fairly sour as well, with a moderate roasty and fruity character in the background. Since this isnít the desired effect, itís quite strange to say the least. Supposedly this beer is on nitro, but nothing speaks nitro in this beer. The tan head is small and very bubbly, and leaves no lace on the glass. The palate seems no more smooth than a normal draft beer, and the sourness is a bit unpleasant. Dark brown color is standard for a porter. Might be an okay porter, but the sourness is not good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (7797) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 6, 2005
Draught at the brewery
Rich, smoky dark nose, dusty and creamy. Flavor is sharp bread crust and blak cherries, some really nice roasted plums and blackberries, with a thick chocolate and smoke layer. A little thin on the tongue, though not a big factor. A unique porter.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - AUG 5, 2005
Aroma: some cream, roasted cofee beans, chocolate, malts, and some mustiness
Appearance: very dark brown-->black, large tan head, lots of lacing
Flavor: sweet roasted coffee beans, dark chocolate, red grape skins
Palate: thick, smooth and creamy, coats lips and inside of mouth, very filling
Overall: this is the best porter I’ve ever had; too bad it isnít bottled.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 20, 2004
Off white head. Aroma is all coffee. Very dark red color, almost no light gets through. Light bodied yet creamy. HUGE taste of roasted malts, unbelievable. Also some coffee in there. Good long roasty finish. Has the LaConner house taste.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrDick (336) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 24, 2004
On Tap Fizzy, roasted coffee taste that morphs into a milk chocolate. A mild bitter aftertaste. Not much character but easily drinkable.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WABeerChick (25) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 12, 2004
Really nice porter - very drinkable. The aroma is great, appearance is great, flavor is great. I like the roasted and chocolote flavors - they were right on. Had it on tap at the Dog & Pony in Renton. This is a great addition to the amazing beer lineup there.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2003
The description says there was bakers' chocolate added the this batch and I believe it. Very strong bitter dark chocolate flavor, almost espressoey. Grainy and very roasty - a bit vinous/sticky. This was a great looking beer with a creamy tan head and thick body, I think it could stand a touch more sweet to balance out the strong bitter chocolate but excellent nonetheless.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Crit (3245) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 11, 2002
Lightly roasted nose and palate, but underflavored and thin.


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