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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andyhwcinc (1587) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2014
Enjoyed on tap at Local Option for a quick stopover beer. Appearance is a rich pitch black with a moderate tan head that laces to the glass. Aroma of lightly bitter chocolate with hints of cocoa . Taste is very drinkable, great roasted chocolate notes. Good stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (3998) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 16, 2014
500 ml. bottled 02 25 2014. Opaque with a lasting disc of cream. Nose is cocoa, berries and marshmallow. Flavors of berries, apple, marshmallow, a squeeze of lemon and mocha. Medium body is to the sweet side but the tartness and a long finish of char keeps it in balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ICEatALAMO (1078) - Troy, Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2014
Draft at Tap House 307. The pour is dark. The aroma is dark malt, mild chocolate. The taste is a full robust porter. Nailed the style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fluffy (1892) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2014
to be perfectly honest, i was pretty underwhelmed by this one. might have to try it again in the future.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewBoxer (2359) - New York, New York, USA - APR 2, 2014
Draft at the growler. Pouts a deep dark brown with a head that fades.?flavor is malty, roasty and smokey. This is a very well drinkable porter with lots of flavor ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
c_lee_burton (161) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 23, 2014
500ml bottle. First time trying Maine Beer Co. Pours very dark with creamy tan head. Some lacing. Definite coffee aromas. Tastes of coffee, chocolate, caramel, and a hint of raisin. Great balance of malt with hop bitterness to compliment the chocolate. Very good porter that’s more complex than most.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boto (1921) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAR 23, 2014
500ml bottle: This one pours an opaque, dark brown color. There was a dense, crea,y tan head on it that lingers a bit and leaves some lacing. The aroma is nice. Roasted malts and some coffee. Hints of some caramel and chocolate. The taste is good. Some roasted malts and coffee notes on top. Subdued chocolate in the background. Slightly biter: no sweetness at all. A very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
floydslip (231) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Deep dark brown beer with a thin foamy beige head. Nose of caramelized sugar, molasses, and cocoa. Flavor is less sweet than the aroma would lead you to believe. It starts with some dark chocolate, light roast coffee, and vanilla bean, which is then capped off by a medium bitterness that lingers. Good, mellow flavor, but I miss some of the roasted flavors I would like in a good porter. Still, a good beer that’s worth trying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (8593) - Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Bottle. Nice peat flavors, roasty malt characteristics, sweeter than the average as well which probably explains the ratings.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (21752) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 10, 2014
Bottled@vPBF III. More or less black colour, mediumsized brown head that leaves good lace. Aroma is chocolate, ashes, some liquorice and toffee. Flavour is ashy, roasted malts, some toffee and mild liquorice to it. Pleasant and quite easy to drink.

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