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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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
avebber (1) - - OCT 30, 2013 does not count
It vaz ze greatest beer in all ze vorld! A perfect American porter. Unbelievably good aroma. Taste is only slightly earthy with a fantastic chocolate finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JDBaker11058 (1205) - Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Appearance: near-black, with two fingers of thick, creamy, dense, rocky tan head that lasted forever and left rich swathes of cotton-candy lace everywhere. Aroma: BOOM! Bitter dark chocolate, fresh pine, espresso, mint, earth, and hope. Taste: bittersweet cocoa powder, with resinous, chalky-dry hops, café mocha, roasted coffee beans, and a hint of toasted black bread, with just a whisper of a lactic tang/acidity. Finish: smooth and nicely dry, with lingering dark chocolate and piney hops vying for attention. Notes: I’ve been on a major porter kick over the last few weeks, and darned if this is isn’t the greatest porter I’ve ever had. Big, rich, chocolatey, and bittersweet, with a chewy but not overpowering palate. Hops all over the place, but they add just the right amount of aroma and bitter character without overpowering or making it a hop-bomb. I would drink this every darn day. Phenomenal. Hope I can find more.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Braudog (5576) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcclainc50 (163) - New York, USA - JUL 25, 2013
Pours nearly black with a thick heavy head leaving heavy lacing. Aromas of coffee and some berry sweetness. Flavors of very dark chocolate and slight coffee tint. Excellent beer, very easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
taestee (52) - USA - OCT 16, 2013
Wow. This is like drinking chocolate milk with alcohol. Beware the massive fluffy tan head that will form no matter what you do. Aroma is of coffee as is taste. Lots of dark chocolate also. Incredibly complex. Really freaking good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MaBeer1972 (1262) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Bottle from Julios. Pours out a very dark brown color. Thick, foamy tan head. Complex, malty aromas. Flavor is superbly balanced. Lots of layers of chocolate, slight bit of vanilla with a nice bitterness on the backside. Super smooth. Velvety and not fizzy. Goes down like a glass of chocolate milk! I am not a big stout and porter fan, but this is top notch!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pastor (795) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Great local porter. These guys can be aggressive with there hops. This brew is towards the hoppy side of a porter but tamer than I thought it would be. Chewy and thick great brew to look at too. Ya I recommend it

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jesterdeal (1789) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Aroma of delicious cocoa, mocha, and vanilla. Pours black with a hug biege foam head. Taste is roasty good. Burnt chocolate, coffee and a sweet milk behind it all. Not too thick. This is a great porter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mrthekidd (43) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2013
I love stouts/porters and this is one of the best I have had. Creamy head. Fantastic aroma of chocolate. Really smooth. they are fast becoming one of my favorite breweries. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Truly fantastic. Extremely well balanced and easy to drink while being super hoppy. It’s got a lot of roasty malt, hazelnut, a little chocolate. There’s hops all over it as well, but they strongly accent, without dominating. Bitter piney, a bit of resin. The carbonation is very fine, and it goes down with a moderate finish.

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