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RATINGS: 424   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MacBoost (1595) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Bottle, pretty fresh. Pours a pretty thick looking black with an enormous beige head. Aroma of cocoa powder, some roast. Taste is powdery, chocolate milkshake, slight roast, no real hop bite detected. Pretty good, but a little too sweet and not enough ass to mouth to get me excited.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (5501) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark brown body with a rather large frothy light brown head that slowly fell and left some sticky lacing. The nose is thick and intense with lots of chocolate and roasted maltiness, a little caramel sweetness, and a fairly hefty hoppiness for the style. Smells very thick and intense, a slight touch of tobacco as well. The flavor is equally intense and robust. Lots of bitter chocolate and slightly burnt roasty malt up front, more bitterness from the hops mixed with some burnt caramel and coffee on the finish. Not sure I love the bitterness of the hops with the burnt notes from the malt, they don’t exactly play real well together. Quite a bit more roasty than usual for the style. Medium bodied and a bit chewy body with soft fizzy carbonation. An interesting beer for sure. I wouldn’t hesitate to order a pint of this in the future.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerFlavoredBeer (254) - New Hampshire, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Well-balanced cocoa, coffee, roasted malts. Lingering earthiness that rounds out the finish very well. Terrific.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
queenholly (3593) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Bottle courtesy of AirForceHops. Smoky chocolate coffee aroma. Black brown with a ginormous creamy tan head, thick rings of lacing, great retention. Dark roast coffee, chocolate, ash, and light acidic flavor with a lingering roasty/earthy bitter finish. Body on the light side of medium, moderate carbonation. Very nicely done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (911) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 8, 2013
Hats off to Pat for sending me this! Nice black pour with two fingers of head. Good retention on the head. The smell is bits of chocolate, hops, and some coffee to round it out. The taste is hoppy, with a black coffee finish. A really nice porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Beautiful pour: black body, stubborn tan head, sticky lace. Big, viscous body. Roasty and dry; hints of coffee. Finishes with dry porter yeast. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (14660) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 29, 2013
Bottle at RBJG#2 - Grand Tasting Tim’s Place. Black - offwhite head. Lovely fresh coffee, burned, acid, nice fresh, ok bitterness, hard burned, licorice, chocolate, dark malts, light sweet notes. Lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (3135) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 28, 2013
Bottle - Pours black with a huge bubbly root beer float type of head. Nose is chocolatey, ashy roast, a bit of milkiness, molasses, and brown sugar. Definitely not on the sweet side--the dry ashiness is most prominent. Taste is dry and roasty, with a bit of boozy sharpness, some dark chocolate, and some bitter, grassy hops. Medium-bodied, but with a smooth, milkshake fluffiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
magsinva (1014) - Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2013
Bottle from whole foods fair lakes - pours cola with a roasted chocolate nose. Palate is on the dry side. Overall, nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DiarmaidBHK (3850) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2013
Bottle from whole foods fair lakes. Pours black with an inch of khaki foam. Nice chocolate roasted notes on the nose. A little thin at first but seems to thicken up as it warms. Big chocolate on the tongue. Very Nice!

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