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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
North Peak Darkangel is robust and dry with a finishing touch of tart cherry. The roast barley quickly gives way to the subtle chocolate malt and rich Crystal 30.Chinook and Centennial hops put forth a sharp clean bitterness that is followed by a medium malt body balanced with Challenger hops, ending with a smooth dry, tart finish and strong Galena nose. It is brewed in Traverse City, MI, on Old Mission Peninsula incorporating locally grown hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (13237) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2012
Bottle. Poured a clear dark brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted and produced good lacing. Moderate toasted dark chocolate and complex soft hop aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium toasted bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. This is an interesting unbalanced brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (11168) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2011
On tap at JP in Ann Arbor. Poured a dark brown color with a small sized off white head. Aromas and tastes of cherries, lighter roast, and some chocolate. Although thinner, I found this quite drinkable and enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (11164) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2012
This beer pours a dark ruby brown color with a thin light beige head that dissipates steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of chocolate malt and cherries. Light body with a semi-sweet cherry character and notes of roasted malt, chocolate and hops. The finish is short and malty. Slightly above average overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
daknole (10835) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 29, 2011
Bottle thanks to Thanimal. Pours a dark brown. Aroma is lightly cherry, light roast and some coppery metallic notes. And the metallic flavor carries through on the tongue, light bitterness...roasty and very little cherry notes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kermis (9980) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 31, 2012
Cask. Reddish brown with a small off white head. Both aroma and flavor dominated by cherry with the normal porter flavors mainly overpowered. Not really to my taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
deyholla (9905) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 18, 2010
On tap during the Biere De Goord release. Poured near black with a red hue and a light cream brown head that dissipated slowly to the edges. Aroma had some tart cherries a bit of alcohol and a dark grain backbone. The cherries were a bit overly tart on the tongue, basically acidic. The cherries really battled the dark grains and it made for an odd combination.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (9681) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2011
2011-11-12. Dark red tinged brown body, small tan head. 3+ Flavour is tart fruity cherry cherry over muted porter base, mild roasty touches. Bit muddled but pleasant. 6+ Mild aroma, mild fruit over very mild porter character. Smooth average plus bodied palate. 3+ Mild overall, but nice. On tap at Jolly Pumpkin Cafe, Ann Arbor

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2011
12oz bottle. Nearly pitch black color with a cherry-red hue, minimal offwhite khaki head. Looks like a decent-looking cherry porter. Pretty good cherry sweet taste in the balanced dark chocolate aroma. Light, drinkable, not too carbonated, and a great sweet fruit taste. This porter meets expectations. A nice change of pace.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (8537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2011
[4106-20111112] Tap. Window washer fluid aroma ha a bit of a muted grainy pillow. Clear, dark amber cola body with a quick foamy off-white head. Light sour toast flavour has a little grain and caramel hints. Medium body. Good. (6/3/6/3/14) 3.2
(@ Jolly Pumpkin brewpub, Ann Arbor, MI)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ughsmash (7507) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 22, 2012
Bottled. Poured clear, reddish-brown with a very tall, dense, sticky beige head. The aroma picked up a little dirty cherry dust over lightly-toasted brown malts.. a little cherry skin on the back of the nose.. not very interesting. The flavor found tart cherry skins and medicinal notes throughout.. I think there was a bit of roasty chocolate beneath, but there was too much sourness going on.. messy and sour on the long finish. Lighter-bodied and ugly on the palate.. not a lot of desirable textures or flavors.

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