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Our take on an American robust porter. Dark, thick, chewy, chocolaty, and of course, generously hopped. Vitals: Color – Dark Chocolate ABV – 7.5% O.G. – 1.078 Malt – American 2-Row, Caramel 40L, Caramel 80L, Munich 10L, Chocolate, Roasted Wheat, Flaked Oats Hops – Centennial, Columbus

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (17849) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2014
27th May 2014
Opaque black - brown beer, good pale tan head. Palate is light and airy and semi dry. Softish dark malts, very light roast. A little tangy. Touch of lactose. Trace of orangey fruits. Light semi dry finish. Pretty standard stuff and lacking the usual Maine fairy dust.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (7059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 26, 2014
[5378-20130524] 1pt0.9floz bottle. Roasted woody bark malt aroma. Clear, very dark brown red body with a long-lasting creamy light brown head. Roasted dark bark wood flavour has a sweet boozy base. Full rich body. Delicious. (8/4/9-/4/16) 4.1

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jgb9348 (5062) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Very rich deep dark brown coloured body with a thick, three centimetre tall rich brown head. Aroma of rich roasted malt, oatmeal, vanilla, tons of cherries and a light hint of oak and earth. Medium-bodied; Strong roasted malt flavour with some hazlenuts, vanilla, pecans and a touch of smoke at the end. Aftertaste shows a very subdued cherry flavour, a lot of roasted malt and somehow even more toffee and caramel sweetness coming from around the corners. Overall, a very nice porter that is very rich and shows a great character and a complexity that goes well for the style. I sampled this 50 cL bottle purchased from Liqour Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey on 06-July-2013 for US$6.11 sampled at home in Washington on 25-May-2014. Brewed on 23-April-2013 // Purchased 06-July-2013 // Sampled 25-May-2014

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (2944) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 16, 2014
The beer is near black with a thick, soapy, beige collar. The aroma brings beautiful roast character and milk chocolates. Chocolate forward with moderate bitterness in the back. Smooth on the palate with a zesty kick from the hops. A solid example of the style. My primary complaint with Maine Beer Co. is the price. $7 per 500 mL is too much to pay for porters, IPAs, pale ales and the like.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vodka4blood (112) - Milton, Vermont, Vermont, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Excellent porter! No monkeys were harmed in the making of this beer..... And also, here you can experience & appreciate the roastiness a porter can have before it crosses over into full-on smoky-smoke territory. I like it very much and need more, soon..............

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Imaena (2033) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 14, 2014
Bottle. This is an awesome porter with lots strong bitter roasted flavour and sticky hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1883) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Pours a nice oil like black. Funky on the smell, almost off putting, this has been aged. Dark fruit, biscuit, and cocoa. Finishes nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fishonmyplane (502) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Classic porter. Strong, very roasty. Nice sugar flavors, especially molasses and chocolate. A little smokey. Medium level of resin hops which give it a nice balance. Really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Doghair (293) - Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Great aroma. Deep roasty malt and coffee with hops. Taste is smooth dark malt, caramel, coffee with a hoppy finish. Really great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Daniel719 (144) - Safety Harbor, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle thanks too beernut. Found this in the back of my closet. Bottle is 3 months past the drink by date so lets keep that in mind haha. But it pours a nice dark brown with a thick mocha head. Aroma is a lot of chocolate peanut. it’s great. Taste is a little flat. Expected since the bottle is too old. You can tell the hops have really dissipated. But I still get the chocolate. Very roasty. I wish I had a fresh bottle because with the hops still present I think this would be a great beer.

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