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RATINGS: 403   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   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


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JBPortland (1095) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 21, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2014 MBC bottle out of fridge into English pint glass. Pours deep dark brown, almost black in glass. Huge head that lasts for days, typical of MBC. Nose is chocolate, cheesecake, coffee, hop notes here and there. Mouthfeel is delociously creamy and smooth with a great balance. Taste is chocolate, cocoa, roasty, malty, almonds, Hershey syrup, sweet, dark roast coffee. The taste really opens up as the beer slowly warms, as well as the coffee aroma. Finish is sweet but not overly sticky, coats your palate with a layer of creamy coffee goodness. Another winner from Maine Beer Company. Though not everything can be a 5, they’re pretty much incapable of making a bad (or even mediocre) beer. Give this one a shot for sure. Nice desert beer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Pours dark with light head. Nose is pretty faint, some malt, coffee and chocolate. Taste is of the same but signifacnty fainter. Very drinkable but not a whole lot going on.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rxeight (1787) - 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 (3002) - 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 (4129) - 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 (7323) - 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 (3327) - 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 (10840) - 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 (2145) - 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.


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