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RATINGS: 325   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 3, 2013
Bouteille 500ml. De couleur noire-brune et opaque. Nez de malt rôti, de chocolat noir, moyen de houblon herbeux, légèrement résineux et aux notes fruitées (agrumes), léger de noix avec des notes de pain brûlé, de caramel et de café. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen-doux ainsi qu’une texture moyennement crémeuse et aux notes huileuses. Goût de malt rôti avec des notes de café et de pain grillé dès l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute rapidement un léger-moyen goût de chocolat noir avec des notes de caramel et quelques traces de tabac. Parallèlement, une légère-moyenne amertume de houblon herbeux et légèrement résineuse se développe jusqu’en finale où l’on y décerne également des traces de noix. Post-goût plutôt long et un peu sec, moyennement amer de rôti, de houblon herbeux aux notes résineuses, léger de chocolat avec des traces de café.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (3017) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Bottle. Pours deep reddish black with a medium brown head that dissipates slowly leaving nice lacing. Aroma is typical for the style - roasty with notes of coffee, cigarrettes, perhaps cocoa. Flavor is about the same, light sweetness and light to medium bitterness with a touch of acidity on the finish. Medium plus body, creamy mouthfeel. Pretty nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Holdwine (1075) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 31, 2013
In a bottle (12/20/12). Fantastic. Espresso dark pour. Nice chocolate and toffee notes. Chocolate continues on the tongue. Quite malty with a dry lingering finish. Dark fruit in the back, but the malt rules supreme here. Quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOLTZ7555 (2780) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Bottle acquired via trade with Thedrooid...thanks Dan! Mahogany pour with chestnut edges and a small latte head. Dark chocolate, brown sugar, burnt caramel, roasted malt and a touch of vanilla. Silky smooth mouthfeel. Delicious!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6063) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2013
500ml bottle shared by blankboy with me, jercraigs. Deep ruby-brown, solid creamy tan head. Nice roasty porter nutty aroma, quite herbal. Taste - a little harsh, a bit vegetal, roast, generic bitterness - okay. Average body, a bit slick, decent bitter finish, quite dry. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Phatdog1 (179) - Brentwood, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 23, 2013
Nice black pour with a thick tan head. Nose of nicely roasted malt, chocolate and brown bread. Medium mouthfeel, a bit chewy, but that’s ok. Quite a sweet start (reminder of lactose) blends into a nice lingering dark chocolate style bitter finish. Not a stout, but definitely at the high end of the porter. Quite delicious, Well done MBC!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerFanDan17 (976) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - MAY 18, 2013
5 ounce sample at the Freeport tasting room. Burnt caramel and licorice. Bit of hops... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HeadyDE (478) - Delaware, USA - MAY 16, 2013
Bottle sample at state line tasting..aroma is really top notch on this with quality coffee..espresso and dark roasted goodness center stage..pretty enjoyable from a quality newcomer to the scene..finish is slightly underwhelming compared to the nose..should be able to increase production with recent change of digs to a larger space in Freeport

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1088) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 16, 2013
Very solid imperial porter, and quite classic for this style. Dark pour with ephemeral brownish head. Strong roastiness, and quite chewy. Bitterness starts half way in, if not sooner, and sees you through. No gimmicks here. Like the label -- indeed like the state of Maine perhaps -- just honest goodness. Knows it’s not a stout, respects the boundary, and is gimmick free. Recommended! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (2644) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 14, 2013
Bottle (500 ml). Black with a medium slowly diminishing beige head and heavy lacing. Aroma is of both dark & milk chocolate, roasted malt, caramel notes, slight citrus, slight herbal presence. Taste is slightly to moderately sweet with chocolate, caramel, roasted malt, slight citrus and some bitterness. Thick body for a 7,5% abv Porter. Oily/creamy mouthfeel. Rich and complex Porter. Drinkable. Not far from Everett at the top!

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