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Legend Chocolate Porter
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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Due to explosive sales of this year’s Oktoberfest, we’ll be releasing Legend Chocolate Porter a little earlier than normal. We tweaked the recipe this year by adding some additional dark malts to the mash. A touch of natural cocoa extract is added to the finished beer for a rich, robust Porter with plenty of roasted, coffee, and of course, chocolate flavors. Always a favorite during the holiday season.


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cvillebeer (134) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2005
First off- this beer has chocolate added. If you don’t like that then you won’t like whatever this beer tastes like. This beer is seriously underrated. Finally a beer where the chocolate flavor does not seem out of place, but blends in well. A goodcompliment to their regular porter.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (1324) - - AUG 29, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 3-2-13- Poured from bomber into a pint glass Appearance – Pours a deep brown nearly black color with a big billowy tan head. The head fades relatively quickly leaving only a light level of lace on the sides of the glass Smell- The aroma is quite heavy of roasted malt and a semi sweet chocolate smell. Mixed with these aromas are some sweeter caramel and vanilla aromas as well as the lightest touch of a nutty smell. Taste – The taste begins with a roasted malt and cocoa flavor. As the flavor moves on it sweetens more as flavors of a caramel sweetness and vanilla enter the taste. These bring a more milk chocolate like flavor to the tongue. Toward the end however, the chocolate flavors of the brew grow even stronger bringing back a more cocoa and less milk chocolate flavor to the tongue. In the end, with a light hop flavor of a earthy nature and a light nutty flavor coming to the tongue, a lightly bittered semi-sweet chocolate flavor is left to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is on the average side in terms of its creaminess and thickness with a carbonation level that is slightly on the lower side. The lower carbonation accentuates the dark roasted flavors as well as the chocolate flavors rather nicely, although a slightly thicker body may have enhanced these even more. Overall- A rather tasty and sweeter chocolate porter. While not the most potent or flavorful overall it is rather easy to drink and quite satisfying. Not bad.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beechner224 (669) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Bottle share thanks to Homer, that exploded all over my counter. Pours black, tan head. Way over carbonated. Aroma is malty, muted. Taste is light, watered down, a bit bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Homer321 (1889) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Bottle via trade. Loud hiss when opened followed by a large foam snake that sneaks out if the bottle. A touch carbonated. Not much chocolate really. Ugh. Meh.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2272) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2013
11/16/2013. On tap at the brewery. Pours mahogany with a tan head. Aromas of dark roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit. Chocolate and coffee flavors.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (4016) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2013
22oz bomber via trade. Poured a medium to slightly thin dark black body with a foamy beige head that quickly fades off the center and leaves a slick around the edges. Aroma is dusty grains, light hint of chocolate powder, medium toast, saw dust, condensed milk powder. Thinner watery body with stingy carbonation and a quick fading aftertaste. Flavor is on the weak side with notes of light chocolate, medium to well done toast, milk, cocoa beans on the finish. Blah, glad I didn’t share this one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2012
Bomber from Kinz. Pours dark brown with tan head. Roasted malts, chocolate, and some tart cherries. Flavors of roast with chocolate and a bit of tart fruit. Body is fine and did not find it to be over carbonated. Don’t know if it was meant to have a bit of a tart note, but it works quite well.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (11932) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 8, 2012
Draft at the source. Very dark brown color, no head to speak of. Aroma of dark milk chocolate. Taste is Hershey syrup which I think obscures the beer characteristics a bit.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hokeman07 (15) - Roanoke, Virginia, USA - MAR 15, 2012
This beer is a solid porter. However it lacks in the chocolate flavor. Still solid but not there best. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2012
22oz Bomber from DoctorB2B in a trade, Thanks!. Poured into an English Pint. Pours black with about a finger of dark tan head. Aroma is strongly chocolate with a little coffee and some roasty malt. Taste is medium bitter and light sweet. Like biting into a chocolate bar sprinkled with coffee dust. Full bodied with a creamy texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, I’m really digging this beer. I would love to age one and see how it changes.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tia (925) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Tap. Dark with thin tan head. Nice light around of coffee and dark chocolate. Nice rich flavor.


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