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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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (3784) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 15, 2013
pours very dark brown with a thick and creamy beige head, good retention and lacing. burnt hazelnuts, bitter chocolate, burnt caramel, earthy, sprucey and piney - obviously lots of c’s going on. bit of sweetness and booze. moderate to low carbonation, medium body - oily, lactose-like and bitter chocolate and dark coffee berries notes along with earthy and piney slightly harsh finish. nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jefcon (1325) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2013
One could almost repeat the brewer’s description of the beer and that would be enough. All of that, and the chocolate warmth of a liqueur. All the elements are in balance here, and there is a gentle endowment of earthiness to the beer to go along with the generous chocolate malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Bottle (born on 1/13)
Aroma: Dry cocoa, semi-sweet chocolate, coffee
Appearance: Opaque black with khaki creamy head
Taste: Bitter chocolate,
Palate: Heavy body, thick and chewy is right. Dry, bitter chocolate finish.
Overall: Solid porter; not a ton of complexity. The initial bitterness eases up after a few sips making it quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadRobin (1694) - Silver Spring, USA - SEP 13, 2013
On tap 5 oz. taster at Max's in the Fell's Point distriict, Baltimore, MD. Opaque, near black with a khaki head and good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Taste of roasted malt, sweet chocolate and coffee. Medium body and medium/low carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (2927) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 6, 2013
500 ml. bottle. Thanks Summer Secret Santa! Pours a very dark brown with a nice tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, fruit, and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, dark fruit, and coffee. Excellent Porter!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Experiment_Ale (650) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Bottle at my place with Scott. Pours light black. Grey creamy head lasts, looks soapy. Aroma is chocolate malt clean. Taste is smooth nothing harsh. Clean chocolate malt. Finish medium length. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Braudog (5489) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2013
Bottle. Amazing pour ... midnight black, giant, rolling foam head of tan. The aroma is thick and chocolate-laden. This drinks with a big-time mouthfeel, full of ashy chocolate. There’s even a bit of oat-like weight and meaty flavors. This is an amazing porter, definitely worth its props on this site! (#5243, 9/4/2013)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwm1034 (593) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Bottle split with / supplied by SHERM1016....thanks. Pours a dark brown with thin head. Nose is a roasty malt and chocolate....some hops but not much. Good thick body; roast chocolate throughout. Tasty .... should have had a cold winter night instead a warm humid Labor Day eve. ---Rated via iPad

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sherm1016 (1055) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 1, 2013
500ml bottle, from Pinnochio's, split with dwm1034. Pours a deep, dark brown color with a tan head. Aroma is malty, roasty, chocolate. Medium on the palate with creamy carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, roasty, bittersweet chocolate, a little smokey, with a clean, bittersweet finish. Tasty, but not worth the price.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (2676) - McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 26, 2013
From a 50 cl bottle shared at home. Vintage Jan 2013. Pours black with a thick tan head. Aroma and flavor of chocolate and roasted cereal. Considerable hoppiness in the finish.

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