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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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This is a full-bodied porter, one step away from being a stout. Black in color, full of sharp black malt bitterness and a hint of roast barley, Cole Porter also bursts forth with a surprising hop aroma and flavor.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chibuck (3510) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2011
Draft... Dark brown, ok tan head... Nose of roasted chocolate, with cocoa nibs... Taste is a bit of a letdown, roasted cocoa nibs, a vegetal note and a bitter vanilla finish, all over the place... So so

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pushkinwow (2568) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2011
On tap. Black with tan head. Smoke, malts and coffee. Nice carbonation, thin, slight bitterness but not much finish. A sessionable porter.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (12185) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2011
on tap-pours a briefly retaining light brown head and black color. Aroma is roasty/chocolate/coffee/cocoa, some earthy hops. Taste is dark malt, light acidic hops.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 16, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Pours with a opaque black body with brown highlights. Head is tan and mostly lasting. Aromas are dusty, cocoa, earthy, vanilla, coffee, leather, dry leaves. Bitter but yet quite rich chocolate notes for a porter. Nice bready malt profile. No hops, mostly clean yeast wise. Flavors are dry, roasty, coffee, roasted barley, leather, bitter, ashy. Lightly bready. Medium to low carbonation, dryish finish. Roasty and lightly astringent. Slight carbonic or mineral bite in the finish. Well made.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (5187) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 3, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Black with a creamy, light brown head. Solid roast, also deep bitter chocolate notes. Black beauty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Capa (2727) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2011
Nearly black with minimal head. Aroma has a light roasted malt profile, a medium coffee note, light chocolate. Similar in flavor with a light earthy hop presence, too. An excellent porter. Wish I could have had a few more while I was there. (Cask at the pub)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - JAN 17, 2011
A: The pour is a very dark brown, almost black, with some reddish highlights and a khaki colored head. S: Very roasty, especially for a porter, with perhaps a bit of burnt sugar. There are some nice coffee aromas and I would say some bitter dark chocolate is in there as well. Maybe even a hint of licorice. T: Once again, an intense roasted malt character to the beer. There’s a moderate bitterness associated with that and a muted chocolate flavor. A pretty decent amount of coffee, too. This beer seems fairly dry. M: The body is medium and so is the carbonation. As I said, pretty dry on the back end. D: I’d actually consider drinking this again. I like this beer quite a bit, probably one of the better Magnolia beers.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (5400) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 23, 2010
Draft at the brewpub. Dark brown pour, light tan head. Roasted malt, chocolate, molasses, a small amount of coffee, and some nice hops in the finish. Nice drinkable porter.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sammy (11177) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2010
Enjoyed on tap at Magnolia. Awesome porter, although served on the cold side. Black with some brown head and brown lace.Roast aromas rght there. Bold flavours, with great coffee yet I am not a coffee drinker. Mild 30 IBU. Creamy big mouthfeel, though offset by somewhat much carbonation. Good drinkability. Some expresso.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jarow (237) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 7, 2010
On tap at Magnolia’s. Poured black with a nice toffee colored head. More complex and full-bodied than many other porters. I’d still prefer a stout most of the time but this was a good one to try and very drinkable.


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