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RATINGS: 414   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


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mstrcrwly (667) - New York, USA - FEB 13, 2015
On tap poured into a tulip glass..dark brown with a fluffy tan head..aroma of roasted nuts,coffee,chocolate..super smooth..roasty..sweet with some hop bitterness..one of the best porters I’ve had..top notch.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerathon (1560) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2015
When a porter is this silky smooth with chocolate undertones, it makes me happy. Right amount of everything. Solid.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
graham_murphy (434) - - FEB 8, 2015
Delicious porter. Something like an imperial stout. Lots of chocolate, caramel and dried fruit in the malt well balanced against crisp pine and citrus notes from the hops.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
woodychevy (637) - - JAN 31, 2015
Flight at brewery. Definitely robust. Pours stout-like- thick and dark with a nice beige head. Dissapates to a loose, soapy appearance but has staying power. Good lacing. Usual dark notes on nose and palate- chocolate, coffee, bit of smoke. Decently bitter but not overly- good balance. These boys are definitely into hops- in all styles. Fairly heavy bodied for a porter. Smooths out and mellows as it get warmer. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tectactoe (3118) - Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2015
Bottle: Deep brown body, appears more solid & black once it’s in the glass. Slightly leathery tan head foams up nicely & sits for a bit before slowly receding, leaving some splotchy lacing behind. Aroma has huge notes of bittersweet baker’s chocolate with undertones of roasted malt, black licorice, mild plum, a hint of smoke, & a very small touch of soy sauce. Nice balance of some earthy hops in the flavor with a kiss of bitterness. Roasted malts lead the way with a large semi-bitter chocolatey tone. Subtle notes of licorice, cacao, soy, & figs hang in the periphery. Getting a lot more coffee bean in the flavor as well, more towards the finish. Not really sweet, but not overly bitter, either, so the balance is pretty solid. Medium-thick body with a substantial creaminess. The roasted dark chocolate gets heavier with time & warmth as the glass goes on. Good stuff.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drill111 (1) - West Lawn, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2015 does not count
Bottle Pour Temp: Around 55-60 degrees Excellent appearance head and aroma Solid consistent flavor throughout - no negative aftertaste Wonderful Porter not that I would expect anything less from Maine Beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SSSteve (3958) - - JAN 24, 2015
bottle. black under a stable small brown head. dark chocolate, a little red wine, and fruity hops aroma. flavor is on the bitter roasty side, not sweet, some caramel in finish. also quite hoppy and higher end of the abv for style. its a very nice drinkable porter.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bule (1219) - California, USA - JAN 15, 2015
500ml bottle pours a black color with some frothy head. Lots of roasted malt and well balanced hoppiness. Chocolate. Good level of sweetness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
malrubius (2101) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JAN 13, 2015
Bottle from Table and Vine. Room temp. Blackish with lasting tan head and lace. Heady is a little noisy when pouring but still seems to last okay. Cocoa power chocolate mild roasted coffee woody hop aroma with a hint of licorice and booze or fruit. Medium sweet dark chocolate roasted nuts subdued fruit woody mild bitterness unsweetened cocoa finish. Medium body. Soft carbo. Excellent. For some reason it didn’t smell great when I opened it, but...well, it’s almost gone.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (35108) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2015
From tap. Pours hazy brown with a small tan head. Roasted malty and chocolate and slight liqourice. Roasted dark malty. Liqourice and roasted dry finish. Light bitter.


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