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RATINGS: 370   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (4476) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 17, 2013
This brewery just keeps on giving. Wonderful robust porter here. ours black with huge pillow head and mocha lacing. Smell of roast malt, dark chocolate and a touch of caramel. Finishes with light bitterness. Some smoke on palate as well and a faint hint of booze. Awesome balance. Bottle.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BBB63 (6154) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 16, 2013
1st impressions: Nice color, big frothy head and vg lace. Lots of roast, walnut, bakers chocolate, hint of smoke and earthiness, pipe tobacco, leather, faint molasses with lots of resiny and grassy hops.

Lasting impressions: Well it is a porter so the thinner mouth feel can be forgiven, ultimately quite grainy from the wheat husks and really it is good but yep, it is not $8 good. As Matt stated, I can find a lot of porters locally every bit its equal if not better. As it warms almost starts becoming a Black IPA as the Columbus bitterness starts to dominate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (3519) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2013
500 ml bottle. Pours a rich dark brown with a thick tan head. Aroma of chocolate, cake batter, brownies, some pine and earthy hops, miscellaneous earth and dirt notes. Flavor is focuses on the brownie and oreo cookie chocolate notes, lots of pine, roasted malt, earthy and grass hop notes. Medium bodied, somewhat thick, chalky texture. Finishes hoppy and roasty. Quite a nice porter.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jdb288 (576) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2013
Respect for the amount of flavor they tried to pack in but it’s all a bit muted. Some good coffee/roasty/malt notes but the body is too thin for my liking.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Bottled 10MAR13 Hope this beer is as highly valuable as the $8 price tag. Pours near black with a broken sheet of light mocha foam. Smells of toasted malts, coffee, some bitter cocoa, some raisin, some leather and soil and a bit of resiny hops. Flavor is dry with coffee, dark toasted malts, some more leather, some dirt, some bitterness, some bits of maduro tobacco. Fairly thin for the style with low carb and a dry finish - not sure this leaves me disappointed, but it’s certainly different for the style. Overall a beer that is drinkable, but not something I’d tell others to buy and drink over some of the better options out there (although I haven’t seen better options bottled here in Boston)

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
avebber (1) - - OCT 30, 2013 does not count
It vaz ze greatest beer in all ze vorld! A perfect American porter. Unbelievably good aroma. Taste is only slightly earthy with a fantastic chocolate finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jdobbs (408) - New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 28, 2013
Nose more dank than Old Tom, earthy and bitter but some brownie chocolate to offset. Flavor is more brownie and earth front, bitterness and cake profile growing through mid. The ends coating, full, rich. Very dense for the low abv. Liked it, but not as soft or nuanced as most Maine.

3.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rholmes39 (8) - - OCT 24, 2013 does not count
Nice dark color and malty aromas. Immediately thought of a stout after the initial pour but mild flavor came through. Could not really pick out the hops but it may just be my inexperienced palate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mzaar (1736) - Varberg, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2013
På fat. Svart med medelstort smutsvitt skum. En svag rökighet är det som först når näsan, därefter fylls det på med mörk choklad och soja. Rökigheten är intensivare i smaken, men kommer å andra sidan mer i eftersmaken. Innan dess är det mörk choklad, karamell, lakrits och kaffe som tar överhanden. En mycket bra porter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheHopster (833) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - OCT 19, 2013
(Bottle). Pours a black-brown with persistent light tan head. Flavor is fairly roasted and mild with hop notes. Chocolate is not as abundant as stated. Overall very nice but not a standout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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