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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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This is a smooth, full-bodied beer. A rich "nuts & berries" flavor followed by a coffee-like finish. Based on the traditional English Porter beers ofthe late 1800’s. Originally created for Irish immigrants working the shipping docks in England. They were a hard working lot who wanted a "stout" style brew with more alcohol content to drink during their all too short lunch breaks.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7181) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2005
Bottle. Thick, deep garnet/mahogany pour with a creamy, well-retained beige head. Thorough, intricate lacing followed this down. Aroma of roasty medium-strength coffee and dark chocolate. Flavors of the same, with baker’s chocolate flavor and bitterness from sip to top of finish, and roasted coffee closing it out. Smooth on the palate with just the right carbonation and some moderate bitterness. Not too complex, but exceptionally easy-drinking and quite tasty!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2005
Dark Brown Coloring with Sandy Ring. Coffee Roasts Aroma. Dark Chocolate and Coffee Roasts. Nice, Light Bitter Dry Aftertaste. Medium Mouthfeel. Simple but Very Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4502) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 21, 2005
The appearance is that of melted chocolate. Strong on both chocolate and coffee in the aroma. Bitter chocolate taste. Fairly one dimensional, but tasty anyway.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheEnemy (562) - Chicago, USA - OCT 5, 2005
12oz bottle
Pours nearly opaque dark ruby brown with big dark tan head. Dry-roast malt dominates the nose with some hints of cream, chocolate and a tiny bit of dried fruit. Flavor is a fine blend of roasted malt, coffee, sweet cream, and a touch of chocolate. Lively, creamy palate. A giant effort from tiny Lake Louie. Yet another reason to keep road-tripping to Wisconsin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 19, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2005 Fresh roasty aromas with some herbal hoppiness shining through. Chocolate, hazelnutty flavors with a good roasty backbone and considerable hop bitterness. A little caramel sweetness but finishes pretty dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 6, 2005
Tapped just for me at the brewery. Deep, hazy chocolate brown color with a deep tan head. Aroma interjects lactose qualities a la chocolate milk, some roasty elements, mocha latte and chocolate covered coffee beans. Nice, scratchy semi-sweet chocolate morsels kick off the flavor portion, segueing to an iced caramel-chocolate cappuccino. Well-balanced and a modest body, finishing with a cocoa powder aftertaste. Solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gurst (338) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 29, 2005
Now in six packs!!! Sweet, creamy coffee flavors dominate. Supported cast includes nut, alcohol, and chocolate. More roasted than toasted. This is incredibly easy drinking, so creamy and rich.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2005
Chestnut/garnet color with rich tan head. The aroma was smoky, chocolaty, some roasted nuts, coffee, melted butter, caramel. Robust. Full bodied. Nice rich feeling in the mouth. Flavor was malty, chocolate, smoke, coffee. Rich and full. Delicious. Thanks, Phil!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
barleyandmalt (25) - USA - NOV 30, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2005 For a porter, not quite up to par. Too sweet and not nearly thick enough mouthfeel. Could have used a stronger pronunciation of the many characteristics-chocolate, smoke, coffee, sweet nuts-that made an interesting brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeffrobadger (7) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 8, 2004 does not count
Rich and fairly thick, sweeter than the last porter I had, and fairly nutty. Very dark with medium dirty cream head. Aroma has chocolate, nuts and coffee undertones. Almost too sweet for a porter, but it was so good I don’t mind if it’s not what I expected. Only problem is the growler, which isn’t very convenient all the time. Overall a good beer, one I will have again soon.

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