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RATINGS: 454   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jjgmd (1995) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Courtesy of Archer Liquors, Chicago, Illinois, pour is a rich black color with a nice java head. Nose is malty and rich deep chocolate. Taste is malty., with heavy chocolate on the palate and nice even sweetness. This porter is full of flavor and delicious. Finishes on the same tasting notes. Excellent! ! Quaff Score 8 / 10

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zgaier (1889) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Pours a dark brown with a brown head and aroma of roasted malt. Taste is strong, nice deep roasted malt notes with rich chocolate and coffee leading to a smooth finish. Delicious porter with great flavor

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chalsk (1104) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2013
On the Third Day of Christmas 2013 the beer gods gave to me . . . a tasty porter. Pours a dark black color with off white foam head. Aroma of roast, burnt chocolate and muted vanilla. Dry, sweet roasty taste with chocolate and caramel hints and some creamy vanilla underneath. A nice hop hit for balance and texture from the earthiness. Solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (5683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Dark almost black pour from bottle. Off white head. Cocoa and mild chocolate taste. Smooth as this style gets. Deliciously awesome

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
notalush (5732) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 11, 2013
Black pour - lively carbonation that produces a thick, lasting tan head - aroma is roasty, medium sweet/caramelized sugars, moderate char, molasses, raisin, earthy/mushroomy malt - flavor is fairly sweet, but with a balancing acidity and black malt bitterness - mushroom, earthy/soil, moderate roast, bordering on char - late chocolate and dark bread (pumpernickel) - lingering acidity and bitterness - really good porter, but not worth the price.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (3550) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2013
22 ounce bottle
Thanks to buffalohead for sharing this one evening. A robust porter was a good representation of what a local brewery can do. I couldn’t see this succeeding on a larger scale but Maine Beer is not the worst local to have if you live on the East Coast.

Aroma / Appearance - The black base retains reddish edges and mild carbonation. Sheer legs crawl up and down. Oily raspberries, low key chocolate, and fruity undertones spring up from the glass.

Flavor / Palate - Chocolates, raspberries, and dark fruits cling to the tongue. Malt and ash carry to a reasonably coherent finish. The chalky texture that sticks in the throat afterwards highlights a sound recipe. While this may not stand up to the best porters it is worth a couple of ounces at least.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
glennmastrange (2681) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Bottle. Moderate aromas all around, with toasted, dark chocolate and strong coffee for the malt, resin for the hops, earth for the yeast with pepper, vanilla and a faint hint of charcoal. Head is small, frothy, light brown with good slippery lacing and good legs and is mostly lasting. Color is very dark brown. Flavor starts lightly to moderately acidic, then finishes lightly to moderately acidic and lightly bitter. Palate is medium, watery with a lively carbonation. Nice balanced aromas and a typical flavor and mouth feel from this Porter

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CanIHave4Beers (4024) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - DEC 3, 2013
Pours basically black with a good head and nice lacing on the glass.

The aroma is roasty and chocolaty... plenty of toasty malt... nice mild hints of fruity hops.

The flavor is nicely bitter, it’s got plenty of very roasty malt... but never crosses the line into harsh or astringent. It’s got some light licorice and loads of dark chocolate. The hops seem more employed towards bittering, but offer some fruit and leafy like flavors.

Really enjoyable porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (6426) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Courtesy of northernbrews

Bottle: The aroma consists of chocolate/cocoa, dusty roast, and a touch of caramel. It pours a dark brown with a faint orange glow along the bottom edges of the glass. It has a large khaki head that has very good retention. A lot of soapy webbing is left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with moderate chocolate with a hint of caramel. The finish has moderate dusty roast, nuts, and coffee. It’s medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tstamba (748) - Maryland, USA - NOV 28, 2013
From a bottle acquired at Whole Foods P street. Pours dark with generous tan head a good lacing. Smells great, dark chocolate, espresso , roasted malt, nicely balanced hop finish. Fantastic porter... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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