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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 2.97/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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A dark, full-bodied ale that is a hoppier cousin to the Porter. This beer is brewed with English malt & hops.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JMerritt (1767) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2005
Dark brown with flecks of red. Medium off-white head. Chicory, roasted malt aroma. Roasty flavor, but not overly so. Light on the palate, a touch watery, with low carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElGaucho (2189) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2005
Nice dark roasted chocolate malt aroma. Deep dark red body. Thin ring of off-white head. Flavor is of lactose. Dark chocolate, dry. More stoutish than porterish. Not overly enjoyable, but not bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 14, 2005
Translucent, deep brown with scarlet accents. Aroma is cocoa powder and caramel soda syrup. Flavor confirms aroma suspicions, along with new elements of oats, maple and brown sugar. Hop profile is lower than Id like. All in all, a standard brewpub porter.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 30, 2005
Dark with no head. Nose is thin hops and malts with just a tab of coffee and chocolate towards the back. The taste is just about the same but softer and less interesting. As bland as I found this I was suprised that others liked this one.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PorterPounder (5344) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2005
On tap at the brewpub/restaurant in the Wisconsin Dells. Pours a dark black with a nice mocha colored head. Some fresh lake water accents in the aroma, no tmuch else. Has somewhat of a malty bent to it, but overall quite bland, but not ad tasting. Has hints of chocolate and coffee, but you really need to seek them out. Hints of licorice sweetens it up a bit more. Decent mouthfeel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 29, 2004
Deep dark clear mohagany. Head is a spongy light cocoa color. Aromas of dark chocolate and light coffee. Roasted malts and light mocha flavors. Somewhat like a schwartz ale with a few more hops.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Syd (920) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2004
I had this at the brewpub on 12/27, 3 days after it was available according to the bartender that served me. The draught glass was dark (limited lighting) with a nice looking creamy head that sustained well and with good lace. The aroma was quite roasty and hop like. The flavor was of roasted malt and a good hop balance with a real nice body. Overall, I really liked it.


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