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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 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GMCC2181 (1505) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JUL 18, 2013
Bottle via StateLine... Big khaki colored, rocky head that sticks around. Black in color. Solid nose chocolate, roasted malts, ash. Taste is great for a porter. Tons of roasted malts, big chocolate notes, slight dark fruits, oats, ashy, after taste is full of hops... lingering bitterness just sits on your tongue. Medium body, easy to drink. Overall: another winner by ME Beer CO

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dan269605 (235) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - JUL 18, 2013
I love porters and this one is right up there. I like what they are doing in Maine Brewing Co. This is the best I’ve tried of them, although I need to try more. Deep dark brown almost black body and big frothy tan head. Beautiful looking porter. Strong coffee and chocolate aroma, roasted malts. Similar flavors, rich and satisfying. One to find!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KMick311 (3) - Carbondale, USA - JUL 16, 2013 does not count
A nice nose, noticeable roasty malts right off the bat. It pours a dark, dark brown with a deep brown head. A lot of head on this pour because I had aged it about 6 months and I wanted to liven it up; I poured right into the glass and let it sit for about 10 minutes. It’s sweet in the initial taste, and you can really get the chocolate. It’s not thin, but not thick either; there isn’t much of a linger, which is kind of disappointing. It’s definitely a phenomenal porter, but it could have used a longer finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Bottle into glass. Dark Brown black body with a thick khaki head that laces heavily down the glass. Smells heavy on cereal malts with coffee, mocha, chocolate, and a backbone of hops. Complex and enticing. Taste is hugely creamy. Dark Chocolate bitterness and those cerealy malts combine to create a full body with a coffee and hop bitter finish. So smooth and balanced

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rocbyter (1898) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Strong sweet and moderate robust malt aroma. Opaque brown color with a medium brown head. Strong sweet beginning with a light bitter and moderate sour finish. Palate is light.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brigg (513) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 11, 2013
(bottle) Black body with a medium, diminishing brown head and thick lace. Rich roasted malt aroma, light coffee. Full bodied, creamy, moderate carbonation. Moderately sweet, toasted malt; nutty, chocolate notes, toffee, acidic finish. Alcohol is not very noticeable; very smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mathieuc (1348) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 10, 2013
Pours a really dark brown with a thin but imposing tan head that sticks and leaves some nice patterns. Aroma is roasted malt covering a nicely hoppy background. Taste is a bit sweet, roasty again with a nice and clean bitterness. Flavors are dark chocolate, some dark fruit, coffee roast. Body is medium and mouthfeel is full and creamy with a low carbonation level. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bacterial (1585) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Yum! Dark brown pour - not too thick, not too thin. Big fluffy tan head with tons of lacing. Roasted malty nose. Rich taste and mouthfeel. Bitter chocolate and floral hops in the taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Palme (3385) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 5, 2013
0.5l bottle from Whole Foods Tribeca. This is a deep dark brown one, almost wanting to call it black in the glass and it has a nice big and really lasting brown chocolate top. Chocolate is the best word I can use to describe the aroma on this. It smells absolutely fantastic chocolaty and sweet. Milky chocolate blended with the darker more bitter kind and it has cocoa tones as well. I’m stunned how this brewer manages to hit that accurate good-spot in my nose time after time. It has lovely rich oily almost thick mouthfeel with a soft prickling carbonation level. Again, chocolate is the word here. Tastes like chocolate milkshake with a really good a pint of good grassy green hops. Smooth and so integrated flavors. A little bit of vanilla ice cream, chocolate, cocoa, mocha and coffee. Really stunningly nice this one! 20.06.2013

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10717) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Bottle shared by Dr Silverworm. Poured a dark brown color with an average frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Moderate toasted sweet chocolate malt, hop and small alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted malt sweet flavor with a medium complex dark malt sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Solid complex brew.

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