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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This dark chocolate Porter is a very rich, roasty beer with top notes of chocolate derived from freshly roasted cacao. Strong but relatively smooth on the palate, it’s malty sweetness is evenly balanced with bitterness, and a slight dryness from the alcoholic strength. Look for solid notes of coffee, licorice, mild chocolate and more subtle hints of fruit and spices.


4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AmericanHobo (70) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Pours a deep dark chocolate brown. Coffee and roasted malt aroma nice creamy head. Definite flavor of coffee on palate but finish is a bit unbalanced with chocolate tasting more burnt than sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (6174) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Bomber. Dark and rich looking with a nice tan head. Cocoa and earth in the aroma. Flavor is dry bakers chocolate and the bitterness that goes along with that. But this is a sweet beer. Huge rich malts dominate. Alcohol is tasted and felt. This is good stuff.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JFGrind (1969) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2014
I think this offering from Long Trail is attempting to take on too many flavors. Strong roasted malts, chocolate, licorice and alcohol sweetness all vying for your palate. I’ve enjoyed the Long Trail one-offs, however, Culmination Is anti-climatic.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reynolds314 (3214) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Solid rich chocolates porter. Pours dark brown with beige head. Taste is moderately dry and chocolate forward. Some toffee and malt are present. Good beer.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
fluffy (2223) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2014
honestly pretty forgettable, i didnt really get much out of this one. maybe try it again someday.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anthony850 (448) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2014
High Alc. With chocolate overtones hiding the alc. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerathon (1679) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Well done Long Trail. A big roasty porter that has silky smooth chocolate and coffee notes, along with a nice hop bitterness to offset the sweetness from the malts.

2.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
argo0 (12774) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 27, 2014
22oz bottle. Medium beige head atop dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, some bittersweet chocolate, light caramel, icing. Taste is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, some earthy, light caramel. Light boozy. Medium-full body, some stickiness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (14669) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 25, 2014
So a strong ale w/cacoa nibs. Dark brown and a bit of haze. Sweet chocolatey character, with a touch of nuttiness. Quite sweet, a touch sticky and then this really strong boozy/barrelly element comes into it. Big rich boozy finish...this is a finisher, and the big bottle for something like this is borderline insane. All told the balance isn’t that great with all the alcohol.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kramer (5689) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear dark brown, almost black, body under a one finger tight bubbled fizzy light brown head. The nose is rather thick and intense with a lot of licorice, some burnt caramel, roast, minimal cocoa, and a touch of light alcohol. The flavor is a bit too heavy on the burnt caramel, it comes across as a bit acrid on the finish after the caramel fades. The licorice is a little muted because of the burnt character. A bit of alcohol warmth on the finish. Medium bodied with minimal carbonation and some lingering burnt caramel. Not the biggest fan of this one.


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