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Hints of chocolate and coffee accent this rich and creamy brew. Blackcat’s smooth approachable flavor demonstrates that dark beers can be enjoyed by all. Our traditional Porter features five select specialty malts, English Ale yeast and fresh Northwest hops. Blackcat is clean and crisp, yet complex and flavorful. A superbly balanced beer that is drinkable any time of the year.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31220) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2012
From tap at Taphouse grill. Pours hazy dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted dark malty and light breadish, mild liqourice note too. Thick malty, dark roasted and mild liqourice finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2008
Draught @ Taphouse Grill, Seattle. Pours a dark brown almost black color with a tan head. Roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and slighlty licorice flavor. Roasted malty chocolate finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (14044) - Hřjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2012
Tap @ Taphouse Grill. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, notes of licorice and chocolate and hops.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12561) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2005
Hazy dark brown colour. Aroma has a slight raw bean note and a hint of milk chocolate. Sweet overall flavour. Hint of lemon. Well-balanced example.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 25, 2004
Tan head atop red-black body. Aroma is medium sweet, coffee, some chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee, chocolate. Medium body. Nice coffee porter.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
JorisPPattyn (7912) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 17, 2006
Draught Served... ON THE ROCKS?? Black, exept reddish where the ice floats; thick brownish head. Despite the ice, very present roasted, dry-kilned malts and grains, even a bit cigarette ash. And even the same in the taste. In fact, it only diminishes the beer, the beers served in most brewpubs in Washington were ice cold too. Cigarette ash, roasted - I get some restsweetness. MF: well,... iceslickness. Is this serious, rating an iced beer? YES, IT IS! If the brewery/distributor/management lets its employees serve it this way, than it deserves no better!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (6890) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 24, 2008
On tap at SeaTac @ 6am with eggs and bacon. Nice. Pours dark seemingly murky brown with tan head. Well maybe not so murky. The aroma is mild with notes of roasted malts, toffee and earthiness. This beer is served way too cold to get a good read on the aromatics. The taste starts mildly roasty and sweet with a light amount of dark fruity esters. I also get a suggestion of hop bitterness before a growing malt roastiness transitions from moderate roasted malts to more of a burnt maltiness with an edge of chocolate malts. All of their offerings here could be served warmer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 10, 2008
Draft. Blackish beer with a light tan head. Light roast, light chocolate aroma with slight vanilla. Light roast, light chocolate flavor with light coffee. Medium body. Light roast and light chocolate linger. Lower flavor and easy drinking.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6745) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 26, 2012
On tap @ The TapHouse in Seattle. Nice looking deep mahogany with a thickly lacing tan head, nicely balanced roasty porter with light ash, light aniseed.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 22, 2005
Growler: (had 1 day after bottling) Dark brown, ruby highlights, small fizzy beige head, spotty lacing.   Very roasty aroma, slight coffee.   Smooth roasted malt (nearing burnt actually) on the tongue.   Subtle hints of chocolate.   Moderate body and mouthfeel, albeit it seems a tad light.   Very clean finish.   Hops begin to appear as it warms up a bit.   Lingering coffee and burnt malts well after the finish.   A somewhat light, but very sessionable Porter.   Thanks to Hoppedhead for the sample!



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