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RATINGS: 416   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


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
malrubius (2133) - 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 (36043) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
salvaticas (532) - - JAN 4, 2015
Bottle pour. Little on the nose. Pours a brown frothy black. Heavy nut flavor, light bodied, light bitterness. OK.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6733) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2015
500. Pours a murky dark ebony with a loose creamy tan head. Big roasty sweet nose, impressively dimensional aromatics for the ABV. Dark earthy notes and soft chocolate. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Roasty sweet earthy chocolate mid palate. Beautifully balanced and cohesive; body is big enough for complexity but light enough for refreshment. Has lots of flavor and avoids the pitfalls of simplicity and boredom that too often trap porters. Wonderful beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SparhawkII (7) - - DEC 31, 2014 does not count
1 pint bottle from Sherbrooke liquor. Pours to a dark tan, long lasting head. Nose of coffee, chocolate, and nuts. Pitch black pour and initial taste yields primarily coffee flavours with chocolate undertones. Carbonation is just right and the finish goes on forever with the same chocolate and coffee. There is something else there as well... Perhaps earthy? In any case, a very fine Porter. Especially on a cold winter night.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
raoul_duke (180) - - DEC 24, 2014
Pint bottle at Binny’s. Midnight black. Good head, lingers well. Coffee prevalent on the nose. Sweet camel as well. Wonderful flavor, caramel, bread, and coffee. Would definitely drink again.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GTAEgeek (1502) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Sample at Ale Alpharetta. Black, with a medium, bubbly, tan head. Great nose of coffee, chocolate, molasses, pumpernickel, and anise. Very sweet, sticky, syrupy, and thick. Nice, mellow, coffee-forward beer.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cybercat (4085) - Georgia, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Pours deep, warm sable with a nice light tan head. Rich aroma has roast coffee, chocolate, toasty malt, molasses, even licorice tones. Flavor starts with roast malt and adds quality coffee, semi-sweet chocolate, licorice, and even shy hoppy notes to a bold and indeed regal mix. Firm texture has fizz to spare. Fit for a king!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Keir (180) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Deep brown with soft light tan head. Nose of roasty malts, hints of coffee and chocolate. Tastes of dark roasted malts, chocolate, a bit burnt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (1001) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Dark brown with starburst red-to-yellow at the edges. 1-inch of fine creme-brulee head. Highly effervescent. Fades at a moderate rate. Aroma is evergreen and burnt coffee flavor combining to give an earthy bark. Tad bit of soy sauce, bread, and wet forest floor. Body is medium with moderate-to-intense carbonation, soft/fine feel with little burn. Watery-oily. Flavor is evergreen, leaf, burnt coffee and toast, bitterness that lingers. [Personal note: reminds me of Otter Creek Stovepipe Porter which I didn’t like very much 4 years ago.] An interesting porter, very burnt, earthy, some sappy evergreen bitterness. It seems like an excellently brewed beer, but for me, the malt presence is to low, and it needs more sweetness.


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