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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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A wonderfully complex, deep ruby red-black Ale. Dark chocolate, coffee-like flavors are complimented by plenty of hop character with a hint of smokiness in the aftertaste. Robust, yet very drinkable.


DrnkMcDermott's rating

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrnkMcDermott (2776) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2003
Draft, at MBC taproom. Whew! Last beer of a very large sampler tray (but I still their bottled beers to try)! Even though I'm sated with a dozen different beers, this one still pops through. A dark ruby glass, then a roasted but not burnt mocha coffee taste. Even get a bit of toffee to it.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mora2000 (5530) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Thanks to Cavie for sharing this bottle. Reddish-amber with a tan head. Aroma is caramel and roasted malt. Flavor is roasted malt, nuts and cocoa. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wmubronco1992 (603) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - JUN 8, 2012
Bottle. Pours black with a huge light tan head. Great retention. Very mild roast aroma. Flavor also mild roasty. Very creamy. Easy drinking, but wish the palate was a little thicker. Slight bitter hoppiness in the mouthfeel. Overall an ok beer, but a little thin for my liking.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
superspak (2419) - Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2011
12 ounce bottle, bottle date of 04/08/10. Pours clear reddish brown color with 1-2 fingers of a fairly dense light tan head with nice retention that reduces to a cap that lasts. No lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of roasted malts, light chocolate, caramel, coffee, and a good amount of spicy hops. Some pretty weak aromas here, with a lot of hop presence. It improved a bit as it warmed up. Taste of spicy hops, with a bit of roasted malts, light chocolate, bitter coffee, and caramel. Fairly dry finish, but has a decent amount of bitterness, with lingering notes of roasted malt, light chocolate, caramel, and spicy hops. Medium bodied with fairly high carbonation. A bit of creaminess in the mouthfeel as well. Overall quite a hoppy and interesting porter, but 1.5 years have not been kind to this beer. I may have to pick one up fresh and see how it is. I had no idea they dated the front of the labels.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5484) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2011
(12oz bottle thanks to Cavie) clear brown/ruby with a ring of khaki head. Nose of chocolate and cocoa, cream, a bit rich. Taste is rich bakers chocolate, cream, a bit milky and well carbonated.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2011
(12oz bottle) Pours a mahogany body with a small beige head. Aroma of cocoa, roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee. Flavor of raisins, caramel, roasted malt, cocoa, and light lactose.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (7295) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 27, 2011
Bottle. Cocoa malt and grass aroma. Dark black-brown color with large tan head. Slightly sweet chocolate malt and moderately bitter grass/quinine flavor. Decent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tomer (1623) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - JUL 26, 2011
Bottle, small creamy mocha head, opaque intense dark brown colour, aroma of chocolate, dark dense bread and a hint of dates, flavour of charcoal and hay. Nice easy drinking but not too complex.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2011
bottled, thanks to cavie, dark brown with tan foam, aroma is light caramel with a flavor of thin roast, malt, chocolate

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fratto (2590) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2011
Bottle from Cavie. Dark pour with an off-white head. Aroma is chocolate, bread, and roasted malt. Taste is very burnt, chocolate, toasty toast toast, and bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cavie (3748) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear brownish red color with a light tan head. Aroma is dark and roasted malts. Slight chocolate malt nose. Flavor is roasted notes with some malty flavors. Slightly nutty. Finishes the same.


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