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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (6173) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CLevar (376) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 28, 2011
Sample at Winterfest. From notes. Nice dark pour, light brown diminishing head, very little lacing. Aroma and taste are pretty typical for a porter, though I am getting a bit more "smoke" than "roast". Overall, a decent beer, but nothing standout.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
drywallman (329) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2011
This one was picked up from the Wine and Spirits store in Walker in the bomber. It poured a caramel brown, with a very short lived head. The malt was well balanced without a sweet overload that the grain bill would suggest. Balanced well by the resiny/citrusy Fuggles. I prefer this one to the Scotch Ale. Very good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Eells (64) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 9, 2011
Had on tap at Chase in Walker, at the brewery, and in bottles. I enjoyed this porter. Rich with flavors.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cards04 (1758) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bluemooner (608) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
n00bface (137) - Minneapolis, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Bottle from South Lyndale Liquors (Minneapolis, Minnesota, 21/1/12)
Some roasted malt, but not much in the aroma. Dark brown with almost know head whatsoever. The palate somewhat confirms: light bodied, thin texture, and a very flat carbonation. Taste is almost totally tart. Bottle is definitely infected. Still, it wasn’t a terrible infection....

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
northropfrye (2208) - 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.

2.2
   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.


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