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RATINGS: 420   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (9737) - 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 (23182) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kseecs16 (1213) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours an opaque dark brown. Aroma is rich, chocolaty with hints of citrus hops. Full dark roasty body with hints of burnt/toasty malt. Has a piney bitter hops finish. A nice range and expression of flavors. A bit highly carbonated yet still smooth and with a lingering aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
charule (1734) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2014
500ml at Three Aces. Poured brown black with thinning thick tan head. Choc oat roasty aroma. Light carb med bod. Light bitter choc malt taste. Well crafted.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
crajun (1090) - , Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Bottle from trade (phatdog1?). Have had several beers by this brewery and all but one have been disappointing. I think it is the amount and type of hops used. Almost black pour. Some chocolate malt and light coffee in aroma. Taste has some chocolate in beginning but quickly moves to ?? Hops that should balance just neutralize and basically leave no taste. This was bland at end of day

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (3746) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2014
From notes, consumed on 6/8/13. Bottle (dated 12/30/12) poured into a nonic pint glass. Pours black with 3-4 fingers of tan head. Head fades moderately with good retention. Great lacing. Aromas of roast, coffee, dark and milk chocolates, caramel. Tasting notes of bitter roast, toast, dark chocolate, malt, coffee. Thick creamy mouthfeel. Medium body with a semi-dry finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Homer321 (2895) - Melboring, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2014
bottle to snifter. nose full of decadent chocolate with a light grassy and citrus hop character, like a chocolate covered orange. some light fruity yeasty esters. Almost black in color with a light brown head that dissipates quickly. A light dusty malt character in the nose, too. Flavor is initially very bitter and harsh. Lots of harsh, burnt coffee flavor, a lingering hop bitterness that is pithy and detracting from what little chocolate flavor is there. The nose on this is nothing like the flavor. Very harsh, some alcohol burning, hot solvent-like. wow, not good. I keep sipping this hoping my palate will get past all the harsh, astringent and messy malt flavors, but it doesnt. I am really let down by the flavor in this beer. was hoping for so much more. Im hoping I just got a bad batch or bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryecatcher (1064) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Bottle. Pours an opaque, brown black, massive espresso-crema-like head, outstanding retention and wicked awesome lacing (its from New England, so that seems the appropriate definition). Nose is dark roast, malts, cocoa, earthiness. Mouth is medium-full bodied, mild bittersweet, roast up front, cocoa, vanilla, mild hoppy bitterness to balance, butterscotchy and subtly ashy on the backend. Really tasty porter from one of my favorite brewers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
edwardbass (661) - Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Black color with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malt and coffee. Tastes of dark roasted grains, some chocolate and some coffee with a nice hops bitterness on the back end. This is one of the lightest, best tasting porters Ive had. Very easy to drink - I would love to try this on tap sometime.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
alobar (3159) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Pours dirty motor oil black with a creamy tan head. Excellent lacing. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, and caramel. Very well-balanced flavor with roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, caramel, and toasted malt. Great beer!

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