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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (2755) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 16, 2014
The beer is near black with a thick, soapy, beige collar. The aroma brings beautiful roast character and milk chocolates. Chocolate forward with moderate bitterness in the back. Smooth on the palate with a zesty kick from the hops. A solid example of the style. My primary complaint with Maine Beer Co. is the price. $7 per 500 mL is too much to pay for porters, IPAs, pale ales and the like.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vodka4blood (97) - Milton, Vermont, Vermont, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Excellent porter! No monkeys were harmed in the making of this beer..... And also, here you can experience & appreciate the roastiness a porter can have before it crosses over into full-on smoky-smoke territory. I like it very much and need more, soon..............

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Imaena (1928) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 14, 2014
Bottle. This is an awesome porter with lots strong bitter roasted flavour and sticky hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1658) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Pours a nice oil like black. Funky on the smell, almost off putting, this has been aged. Dark fruit, biscuit, and cocoa. Finishes nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fishonmyplane (494) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Classic porter. Strong, very roasty. Nice sugar flavors, especially molasses and chocolate. A little smokey. Medium level of resin hops which give it a nice balance. Really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Doghair (272) - Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Great aroma. Deep roasty malt and coffee with hops. Taste is smooth dark malt, caramel, coffee with a hoppy finish. Really great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Daniel719 (144) - Safety Harbor, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle thanks too beernut. Found this in the back of my closet. Bottle is 3 months past the drink by date so lets keep that in mind haha. But it pours a nice dark brown with a thick mocha head. Aroma is a lot of chocolate peanut. it’s great. Taste is a little flat. Expected since the bottle is too old. You can tell the hops have really dissipated. But I still get the chocolate. Very roasty. I wish I had a fresh bottle because with the hops still present I think this would be a great beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
htzpah (102) - - MAY 2, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2014 Savory nose, I don't notice much sweetness. Not much head. Average appearance . Savory coffee flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Frothmeister (604) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 2, 2014
1 PT 9FLOZ bottle. Pours a dark, dark, dark brown with a one finger tan head. Aromas of molasses, black licorice, light cocoa, coffee, light caramel, and light dried fruit. HUGE flavours. Molasses, caramel, coffee, roasty malt notes up front that leads into dry coffee, light ash, huge roasty malt, and light citrus notes in the dry finish. This is a BEAST of a porter, and highly recommended. Full on awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andyhwcinc (1567) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2014
Enjoyed on tap at Local Option for a quick stopover beer. Appearance is a rich pitch black with a moderate tan head that laces to the glass. Aroma of lightly bitter chocolate with hints of cocoa . Taste is very drinkable, great roasted chocolate notes. Good stuff!

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