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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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (1950) - Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Dark brown/black color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt , dark chocolate, hops, & some coffee; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, coffee, caramel, hops, and dark chocolate; Very nicely balanced; Wow - excellent porter!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
conway (1334) - - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with a lingering fluffy khaki head. Aroma is mostly chocolate. Taste is immediately sweet but quickly changes to bitter hops and roasted malts. Nice full mouthfeel. Very complex and off the beaten path for a porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
seth_lfod (325) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Poured from a bottle dated 01/18/13. Jet back with a one finger mocha head that dissipates quickly. Smells of roasted coffee, chocolate, and a little dank hops. Taste is roasted coffee, bit of smoke, chocolate. Nice mild finish and medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (8915) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2013
Bottle... Clear dark-brown pour with a mahogany shimmer and a small, creamy, taupe head. Good retention. The aroma offers malty notes of brownies, toffee and toasted nuts. Full-bodied and silky with restrained carbonation. The flavor is decadent, supplying rich notes of mocha and caramel. It leans sweet, but a moderately bitter finish keeps thing in check. Great stuff. landhoney generously shared this beauty!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
peteinSD (1338) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Bottle from Gianni - thanks! Black pour with a large, rocky head of dark tan foam. Aroma is dry, bitter chocolate, roast, wheat, underlying coffee, and background hop bitterness. Taste is roast chocolate with light coffee and hop bitterness and a very small amount of sweetness. Clean, dry, and precise mouthfeel. Excellent understated and clean porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlainG (1141) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 27, 2013
Brune opaque aux reflets rougeâtres, surmontée par une belle mousse beige, dense, capiteuse et persistante, qui laisse une dentelle baveuse aux parois. Arômes de grains grillés, de torréfaction, de café et de caramel. Goût moins imposant. Des saveurs d’avoine et de café noir constituent les principales caractéristiques. C’est moins rond en bouche que ce à quoi on pourrait s’attendre. La texture est veloutée alors qu’une amertume appropriée se prélasse. Merci Louis. (Embout. 27 oct ’12) (505-030113)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sammy (8421) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle from Capone’s Restaurant. Pours thickish black, with malty roasty aroma. Above average and smooth mouthfeel. The taste is great, very drinkable malty just right not too roasty. Hits the bullseye.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kinz (3258) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Richmond 19th. Black, aroma is very coffee. Flavor is similar, with a bit of chocolate, and a touch of a pepsin hoppy note. More stouty than porterish. These guys are really good, one of the best of the tasting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Prufrockstar (834) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle shared with Mdaschaf. Roasty aroma, nicely balanced between chocolate and piney hops. Black color, ample tan head. Taste follows nose, with chocolate, good bitter hoppy bite but with a a really nice, roasty pervasive malty backbone. Medium body, moderate carbonation, medium-length roasty finish. Overall: An unexpected and delicious treat. Thanks to Mdaschaf for sharing this!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (5188) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Bottle. Black pour with a tall, dense, frothy brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, dark chocolate, soft piney hops and caramel notes. Taste is big roasted malt, caramel, pine, light floral hops, dark chocolate and soft brown sugar. Body is medium with a strong, bubbly carbonation and a moderate stickiness. Ends with more roasted malt, sweet malt, dark chocolate, chewy caramel, soft pine and mint chocolate notes.

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