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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (13029) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Draft at Max’s. deep maroon color, tan edge head. Aroma of cocoa pwder. Taste is bitter chocolate, very light licorice. Nice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (12777) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
argo0 (11593) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9059) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2014
22oz bottle. Poured a dark brown color with an off white head. Roasty, chocolate, and some coffee in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8779) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2014
With this beer’s name, I thought it would be appropriate to try this beer after entering a 200+ beer backlog. Bomber from Beer Run. Pours a very dark brown color with a thin frothy brown head. Fair head retention. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, earth and a bit of green coffee notes. The taste is roasted malts, dark coffee, dark chocolate, mild earth, mild bitter hops, very faint vanilla and a bit of fruitiness. Medium bodied, low carbonation, slight lingering bitterness. Good beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (8016) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2014
Bomber from Capone;s and Whole Foods. Pours dark brownish black with tan head. Nose is roasty dark malt, cacao, molasses. Tastes caramel malty, with molasses, figgy fruit, and backup hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (6269) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Draft at Pony Bar. Pours deep brown with a beige head. Medium roasted malts, chocolate, moderate sweetness, and a touch of booze. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (6109) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2014
draft at blue monk, medium bodied black pour, aromas & flavors of chcolate, roasted malts, hint of coffee. Solid chocolate porter

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kramer (5063) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (5042) - 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.


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