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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 2.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.58   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Purely… delicious. As alluring as freshly-fallen powder and as smooth as hard-pack, the velvety mouth feel and deep flavor are derived from Two-Row Pale, Black Patent, CaraPils, Chocolate and dark Crystal Malts, Roasted Barley and Molasses. Fuggle hops act as the snow hook that anchors this big dog, a bottle-conditioned brew that could very well leave a musher believing it fell straight from Heaven.


1.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
BVery (6427) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 10, 2011
Bottle. Nice dark semi thick pour with a nice brown head. Smells slightly like chocolate and.....why is this smelling sour? First taste.....AAHHH, my asshole is puckering! WTF? Straight vinegar and sour. From the other ratings on here I’m guessing something was wrong with this bomber.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (6217) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2011
Winterfest ’11. Pours hazy brown, a thin off white head. Aroma has notes of some chocolate, roast, and some coffee. Taste is a bit thin, but has some nice roast and a touch of coffee, bitter finish. Not bad, nice flavors but a bit one dimensional.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
joeneugs (3262) - Livermore, California, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle from Atom in the Krampus trade. It pours a very dark brown, almost black color with a small tan head. The aroma is kind of acidic with some toast and mild notes of cocoa powder. The flavor is definitely off with some plastic up front followed by some lactic acidity, roasted malt and some caramel. The finish is acidic and roasted with some band-aids. Something went wrong here.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
northropfrye (2218) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 25, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2012 An odd porter. Dark brown with brown head - attractive beer. Sweet aroma. But the taste is strangely sour, a little sweet. Having read other reviews I wonder if there was something off with this beer. The label description doesn’t say anything about being sour, either, and it’s not normally a characteristic of a porter. Unfortunate. It looked nice, and was still drinkable. I’d like to try a better bottle, though.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cards04 (1769) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 26, 2012
some dark roasted notes on the nose. More of the same with some chocolate covered cherries as well. Interesting porter. I enjoyed it, although it could have been more flavor intensive...just a bit too watery for me.

1.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Atom (1346) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2012
Bomber pours dark brown black with basically no head, some tan bubbles. Roasted sour notes? Uhm infected? Taste like sour ashes, yeah this bottle wasn’t right.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 4, 2012
This is one of the worst porters I have had. lack of decent flavor, lack of decent everything.

1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
WisconsinBeer (705) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle. Deep brown/black color. Minimal head. Taste is.....apple cider vinegar. Something is very wrong with this beer, this tastes nothing like a porter. Infected? Will try to re-rate at some point, but for now this one has issues.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bluemooner (614) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - JUN 20, 2012
Pours a dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma is basically roasted malt and smoke. Flavor is roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, and resin. Light body with medium carbonation. Not a great porter.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillHick420 (426) - North Dakota, NORWAY - JAN 7, 2013
Pours black with brown head. Thin mouthfeel with hints chocolate and coffee. Overall decent, but minus for not being thick enough, and the aromas could be more robust.


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