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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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A classic robust American porter with generous amounts of Northwest hops and a smooth, chocolaty, roasted finish.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sloth (2401) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUN 23, 2011
Thin tan head, good retention and surprisingly nice lace, droopy and sagging, sticky. Almost black ceptin for some murky brown edging. Gentle nose of malts, chocolate, slight roast and caramel. Med/light body, soft carbonation, lightly oily, hint chalky. Subdued roast flavors, milk chocolatey wwith slight caramel and berrie notes. Lightly sweet finish, little chocolate and roast, slight earthyness. Yup, its a porter!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
strongpieman (1390) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - MAY 14, 2011
Tap. Very thin for a porter. Dark bronw, some carbonation, thin head. Taste is weak with a coffee finish. Not a repeat porter... Almost a brown ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6031) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Bottle:   Black, beige head, frothy, nice lacing.   Really looks like a stout.   Semi-sweet roasted malt nose, noticeable cocoa.   Smells good!   Soft roasted malts, not overly hoppy, and most importantly not astringent.   Light for a porter, but still has decent flavor.   If this were on nitro it would be one sessionable porter.   Did I mention I am happy its not astringent?   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Could be a bit heaftier.   Clean finish, lingering cocoa like sweetness, roasted malts, and a smidgen of hops.   This is pretty good.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5560) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 29, 2011
Nose has notes of chocolate, coffee, and some patent malt here and there. Light earthy and lightly floral hop profile. Pours black, nice creamy tan head. The flavor is chocolatey up front, coffee notes in the mid palate and dry roasty patent malt in the finish. Some lingering dryness and roast. Nice bodied, medium carbonation, creamy, smooth. Really enjoyable house porter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2011
Pours black with a foamy beige head that fades leaving some lace. Aroma is mild, dark fruit, light roast, chocolate. Taste is also a little mild, I was expecting more roast and coffee bitterness. Medium body, soft carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (5680) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2011
Draft. Pours near black with a beige head. Roasted malty aroma with a light fruity sweetness. The flavor has lightly roasted malts, a hint of dark chocolate, and a light sweetness. Decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (7900) - Carlsbad, California, USA - MAR 7, 2011
Tap at Churchkey. Pours a deep ruby with amber highlights topped by a small, tannish brown head with nice retention. Big sheety lace. Aroma is powdery, slightly floral, light and juicy, lemon and orange. Sweet grapefruity hops come through. Taste is citrus, pine, herbal hoppy, heavy herbal. Nice lemon and herbal bitterness. A little on the thin side but very sessionable albeit a little chalky on the palate towards the end. Not bad- a hoppy session porter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4493) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 17, 2010
Deep dark brown coloured body with a thin, fast-dying tan head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, chocolate and a bit of very light hops - very nice! Medium to Full-bodied; Strong chocolate and coffee flavours with a lot of roasted malt and a bunch of pit fruits and raisin flavours finish out the taste. Aftertaste shows more chocolate and roasted malt than anything else. Overall, a nice and complex sweet porter - close to a sweet stout and a deep (almost baltic) porter. Nice to sample, given that its from Washington State. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Ye Olde Spirit Shop in Frederick, Maryland on 29-July-2010, sampled at home in Washington on 17-September-2010.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (4204) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 12, 2010
22oz bottle pours a watery, opaque black with a thin, creamy head. Mild aroma, nutty, toasted bread, light chocolate. Flavor is mild, malty, sweet, dark breads, brown sugar. Finish is medium bodied and dry.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JUL 10, 2010
Watery, dark brown pour with a thin white head. Light aroma with dark roasted malt and light lactic notes. Roasted flavor wtih coffee and cream . Moderate bitter finish.


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