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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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A sensual dark brew with the softness of a Scotch ale crafted with the malt make-up of an English Porter.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fordest (1963) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - NOV 18, 2008
12 oz bottle shared. Aromas were weak difficult to pick up. Flavors were touches of malty sweetness, but with an overshadow of cardboard and bandage that really killed this for us.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DandyWolfFloyd (641) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2008
Aroma is full of dark chocolate, black patent malts, some roasty aromas as well. Its appearance is dark almost black with a big initial white head that dissipates into a thin slice of head. It’s flavor is full of dark malts, very well roasted, with some molasses, and some dark chocolate. It’s very velvety, with a nice burnt toast bite.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7086) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 24, 2008
Bottled. Poured clear iced tea brown with a tall, fluffy cap of beige head.. sticky lacing followed it down. The aroma picked up dry-roasted sweeter chocolates upfront with caramel, a bit of coffee, and a touch of perplexing detergent following.. OK overall. The flavor had a bit more coffee than chocolate at the core surrounded by wet, grainy sourness and some coffee bitterness.. dried out on the finish, leaving a grainy, refreshing feel. Medium-bodied with moderate-to-high carbonation on the palate.. aside from some odd features, this felt fairly good mouthfeel-wise.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brewbie (453) - New York, USA - JUL 7, 2008
12oz bottle. I like porters and I like scotch ale, so I figured this had to be a winner. dark ruby color with a huge foam head. light fruit and coffee aroma. sweet malt and fruit with a very dry finish. tasty

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Haslinger (863) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2008
bottle from the Middle Ages mixpack, interesting name for a Scotch ale which is what the bottle said but apparently it’s a porter. Anyway the taste is a sweet, rich malt, some chocolate. Some fruit in the finish. very good would buy again

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmradus (227) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2008
Growler fresh from the brewery. Brown, red in direct light with a tan and quickly fading head. Soft roasted malts and nuts in the nose, as well as a nicely rounded fruity sweetness. Coffee and plums. Taste is slightly lactic sourness up front, fading to a pleasing grassy note. Then the malts take over: coffee and burnt chocolate malts, some toasted nuts as well. Lots of roast and, again, a simple and slight sweet dark fruit element. Finish is slight, with burnt malt bitterness predominant but no off-putting graininess. Palate is nicely effervescent at the top and fades to a pleasing creaminess as it moves in the mouth - could be slightly thicker overall. Very nice balance between sweet and roasted.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 25, 2008
Aroma has hints of light smoke and brazil nuts. More light smoke in the flavor with a nutty finish. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
clueo (148) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2008
Great appearance and nice head upon pour. The smell is a bit like coffee and the taste is a nice bitter earthy flavor.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 12, 2008
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Couertesy of MaltOMeal. Clear, reddish brown with a small, beige head. Lighly vinous aroma with notes of dried fruit. Medium body dominated by dry, hard roasted malts and a distinct metallic edge. Dry and lightly bitter malt finish. 250308

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (5826) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2008
Bottle. Pours brown with a beige head. Aroma is roasted coffee, plum, and caramel. Medium body. Flavor is roasted malt with a touch of smoke and caramel. Pretty good.


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