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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.64/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
A brown porter. Brown to almost black this ale is brewed with black Roasted, Chocolate, Caramel and 2 Row Pale Malts that gives this ale a nice chocolate, coffee flavor. Medium hop bitterness from Northern Brewer hops and hop flavor from Tettnanger hops.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
DrnkMcDermott (3007) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2007 Once again, I have to average my rating between the stuff on draft and their problematic bottling line:
Draft, at Northwoods: 7 - 4 - 6 - 3 - 11
Bottled: 1 - 3 - 3 - 2 - 6
Pleasing chocolate porter taste is somewhat spoiled by the fact that it’s force carbonated to the same pressure as all their beers at the tap. This may have benefitted from a hand pump, cask conditioning, or at least a lower pressure. But judging from the good-sized crowd of locals there, I’m guessing they’re at least trying different tastes, but would want the same mouthfeel of a mega beer.

Bottled: As with most of their packaged beers, there’s a very distracting aroma of wet salted peanut shells. This time, at least, the porter is can overpower it. Pours a repectable porter-type head on an attractive body. Again, the peanut shell aspect is in the taste, but so is a well-roasted chocolately porter taste, and a noticeable load of hop bitterness. Clearly, if they can just work out thier bottling problems, they might have some winners here.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
deyholla (10214) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 29, 2016
Sampled from the tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear deep copper amber with a light brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has sweet grains with a bit of roasted malts supporting. Flavor has sweet grains with a hint of roasted malt and a touch of sweet chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (7065) - Utah, USA - OCT 6, 2014
GABF 2014
Aroma is chocolate, roasted malts and berries. Taste is roasted malts, ashy and chocolate

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2014

Bottle 12fl.oz.

Clear dark brown colour with a small to small average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, chocolate, mint. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet and light moderate bitter with a long duration, dusty, roasted. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20131111]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Camons (10448) - Hasselager, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2013
Dark brown with a offwhite head. Aroma of roasted malt, little coffee, little dark fruit. Flavor is malts, coffee, little spice, sweetness. Thin to medium body, lively carbonation. 111113

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (15518) - DENMARK - NOV 11, 2013
Bottle. Very dark brown with small tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and a little bread. Flavour is roasted malts, mint? medium sweet, chocolate, caramel, little bread and a little bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (17806) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2013
Clear very dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, roasted malt and coffee. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and roasted moderate bitter finish. 111113

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (16972) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2013
Sample. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are chocolate, coffee, roast malt, caramel and hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (7560) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Sampled at GABF. Pours a watery black with some beige head. Standard nose, nutty, malt, cracker, bread crust. Flavor is malty, bread crust, brown sugar, malt. Clean finish. Sweet. Standard.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pablo951 (646) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2013
Had it on tap at Northwoods BrewPub in Eau Claire Wisconsin. Poured a clear dark brown hue with a roasted malt aroma a strong hop taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChiGuy68 (556) - Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2013 Tasted at Northwoods Brewpub. Rich dark amber brown. Mild roasted malt taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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