Magnolia Cole Porter
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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (8041) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 25, 2007
Hand-pulled cask at the brewpub in San Francisco. Deepest chestnut, almost black, with a thin tan coloured ring of a head. Smokey chocolate aroma, mouthwatering! Soft medium mouthfeel, faint woodsmokiness, chocolate, nuts, and a mildly bitter finish. Delicious!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nuffield (3858) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2007
Extremely dark. Vanilla roast nose. Smooth--but I had the cask version, offered side-by-side with the regular. Smoke driven in flavor, very much like a BBQ grill, some tobacco, chocolate. Interesting, but, dare I say it, too overpowering in some flavors? (on cask at brewpub)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2007
(06.21.07) On tap at Magnolia Pub and Brewery. 4.95% ABV. Black opaque with medium tan head. No discernable carbonation. Roasted burnt wood aroma. Starts dry with light roasted malt flavor with noticable burnt wood flavor. Medium length finish with some lingering hop bitterness. Medium bodied. The flavor significantly improves as the beer warms up. Good easy drinking porter but on the thin watery side.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
pivo (2640) - GERMANY - MAY 28, 2007
Fresh dark cocoa hint in the aroma, black color, low tan head. Extremely roasted malt, espresso bitter end, some charcoal-like notes too. Thin body, not balanced. Could use more body and more hops, even for a porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 1, 2007
(On tap) 4.3% ABV in my version. A black and opaque beer with the most beautiful and delicate, creamy, beige head leaving a broad curtain of laces. Aroma of lightly burned malts. Fairly light-bodied with accents of hard roasted malts - and then nothing much more. The bitterness is light and short. A light and very elegant British style session Porter. 210307

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2006
Cask: Pour is dark black with ruby brown hints at the bottom of the glass...thin off white head...smell is lightly roasty with hints of cocoa...this cask is old...sour roasty flavor...

regular draft: taste is nice and roasty...lots of cocoa, and some bitter coffee notes...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptKirk (175) - Hephzibah, Georgia, USA - JUL 31, 2006
Had the cast at the brewery. Rich and full. Black with a dark tan head. Very smooth chocolate bitter finish. Very easy drinking beer. This was my favorite there. A must try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 7, 2006
On tap at the brewpub. Black with a tan head. Good lacing. Has a great chocolate-coffee aroma. Nice milky sourness. Medium, yet significant hop bitterness. The body is just right- not thick or thin. Carbonation is slightly tingly on the tongue.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
luvcasks (178) - USA - FEB 19, 2006
Aroma: Roasty toasty with hoppy aromas coming through Appearance: Almost black with some deep red notes... very little off white head Flavor: Some chocolate and coffee balanced with a nice hop bitterness Palate: Medium bodied with a silghtly dry finish which I felt was a little astringent Overall: A very good porter... I llove the chocolate and hoppy flavors.... though porters are becoming staples in a lot of microbreweries, still a fabulous english style

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 10, 2005
Some malt astringency and very little head retention. Roasted amlt and coffee are prominent on the nose a little more subdued on the palate with more bakers chocolate and mocha notes for balance. Fairly hop forward for style although it does not come across overpowering. More noble in hop character.

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