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RATINGS: 371   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


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rxeight (1523) - Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2013
More of a stout. Faint coffee, malty but sweet no bitter porter malt. Solid but nothing stands out.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
snoworsummer (2473) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2013
From a bottle purchased at the brewery. Pours rich deep brown with a frothy tan head. Smells like cocoa powder, molasses, malt. Tastes like bitter chocolate and coffee. Hints of sweetness. Medium body and carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sonnycheeba (3757) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Bottle. Pours deep, dark brown with thick, creamy beige head. Aroma is roasted and chocolate malts, vanilla, plums, floral notes, and faint coffee. Flavor is dry, roast malts forward with supporting espresso, chocolate and earthy hop bitterness, dried dark fruit, and faint woody notes; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6837) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2013
500 ml bottle from sloth- thanks a ton, Bert! Bottled 12/30/12. Pours a deep, opaque coffee brown with a massive, frothy tan head. Rocky, cratering- leaves heavy lace. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, earthy hops, leather, and peanuts. Flavor of dark chocolate, coffee, some dark fruits, fudge, nuts, oats, and wheat. Light-medium bodied, with a roasty, bitter, smooth mouthfeel and low carbonation. A little disappointing after the way they’ve dominated every other style. Solid porter, but doesn’t quite live up to its reputation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Bottle, big and I mean huge massive overflowing my glass mocha head, some really stingy lacing, and a taste with lots of bitter dark chocolate very prominent in the flavor some minimal roast but really a chocolatey elixir

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3283) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Tap at churchkey august 2013 Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Nose is very roasty lots of dark chocolate and roast. Flavors are very char roast and dark chocolate. Big robust porter here. Body is lush and very slick. Wow this is great! Lots of complexity yet retains porter style character. Damn solid porter here!!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (10216) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 13, 2013
16 oz bottle courtesy of BeerandBlues2 ( thanks Brad!) poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting brown head. Aromas of milk chocolate, roasted malt and carmel. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, bitter chocolate and a hint of coffee with a smooth lingering bitter chocolate finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ROGUE (2127) - Newark, Delaware, USA - AUG 8, 2013
16.9oz bottle. Pours a deep black color with a two finger tan head that lasts long and leaves ample lacing. Aroma of big roasty malts with hints of bitter dark chocolate, coffee and light dark fruit. Taste follows the nose with roasty and charred characteristics, along with dark chocolate, coffee, and dark fruits. The dark fruit aspect stands out more here than in the nose. Alcohol is hidden well under the richness. Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation. Creamy and smooth.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Berard (343) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark chocolate brown - nearly black. Tan head that lingers. Little carbonation. Aromas of roasted malt and slight sweetness. Roasted coffee bitterness that is smooth drinking but substantial. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Bottle from Good Beer NYC. Pours a lovely deep brown, nearly black with a soft, velvety tan head that matches its velvety palate. Nose of coffee, charred malts, cocoa, oats, roasted nuts. Taste adds a hop bitterness that works perfectly with the roastiness. Balanced to perfection.


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