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RATINGS: 1370   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
A dark brown, fruity, lightly hoppy, sparkling, strong beer and is not pasteurized.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PorterPounder (6526) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2005
750 ml bottle, Habersham Beverage Warehouse, Savannah, Ga. Pours a chestnut brown with a frothy, medium thick khaki colored pour. Aroma has sweet baked bread notes to it with a proncounced fruitiness - dates most likely. Flavor has some baked brown bread notes with some brown sugar, dates and a little bit of port in there. Decent, thick mouthfeel, and the 10%ABV is hidden rather well. An excellent winter warmer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Quetzalcoatl (153) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 8, 2005
Intense multilayered aroma; yeasty, sweet, musty, spicy. Deep ruby color, thick lasting fluffy head, nice looking. Has a spicy yeast flavor…also sweet, very rich. Finish is unexpectedly dry. Medium bodied, slightly warming. Yum.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lizzy (44) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 8, 2005
pours dark burgundy with thick off-white head floating on top. aroma is sweet fruit, malty, some alcohol. flavor is apples, a little sweet, spices, strong flavor. very good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sethdude (705) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 8, 2005
Pours a nice deep red, with a great, billowing head on top. Aroma is sweet and malty, with lots of spice. Apples, pears, clove, abd hop "pepperiness" are all present. Flavor is strong and dry, a very woody character finds its way into the mix, ABV balances nicely with flavor, no harshness. Very complex, yet mellow. Seth likes!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluevegie (3069) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 7, 2005
Cola coloured body with some tawny tinges. Light tan, large and mainly lasting head that left great lacing. Cinnamon and dull spice on the nose. Smooth taste that grew in richness as the beer warmed, alcohol was well hidden until I tried to drive home, roasted/burnt characters as well caramel and malt. Lively carbonation and a fairly long finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 7, 2005
Fruit and hints of soury dark fermented fruit and malty sweet on the nose... Malty sweet and dark fruit in the mouth... this beer poured a cloudy brown w/ gold highlights, no head and no lacing. Creamy and smooth, light bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - JAN 6, 2005
Thanks to eyedrinkale for this ridiculously old 1996 version at the welcome visitors gathering at obriens. The pour was dark brown murky red color with relatively no head and no lacing to speak of. The aroma was completety and utterly funky...barnyard, leather, lemon, tartness and sourness.. complete funkiness! Then what in the holy hell happened when I tasted it...naturally not ONE single thing I found in the aroma was present in the flavor...in fact this could be one of the worst 180’s ive ever seen between the nose and the flavor. This tasted JUST like iced tea...wtf??? Sweet maltiness, some peach and yeast with a ginger shot...but just like iced tea...i swear it was the strangest thing ever! Slightly sour finish..medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JAN 6, 2005
Thanks to whomever brought this to the O’Briens gathering last nite. Cloudy brown, sweet, a bit on the yeasty side.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 6, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2005 1996 bottle....thanx to eyedrinkale..Pours a cloudy rown hue with no head. Aromas of lemon, yeast, and tea. Flavors of lemonade, teas and a hint of yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jayb0 (1108) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2005
A very pleasant beer with a smooth, creamy but lively body. Spicy, warm finish.

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