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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
A classic robust American porter with generous amounts of Northwest hops and a smooth, chocolaty, roasted finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (7603) - San Diego, California, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (5321) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (6654) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12640) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 10, 2010
22oz bottle. Medium tan head atop clear dark brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, roast, bittersweet chocolate, light nut. Taste is medium sweet, bittersweet chocolate, roast, light nut, smoke. Smooth light-medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUL 9, 2010
A solid little porter here. Nice milk chocolate nose, some light cola. Taste is just lightly sweet, lightly bitter, some milk chocolate, caramel, light roast and a touch of chalk.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - JUN 25, 2010
Deep red black in color, nice head and lacing. Nose is weak, some roast and smoke. Taste is pleasant but thin, a bit creamy. Not bad or great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (13219) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 3, 2010
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours clear, but very dark, reddish brown with a slight foamy beige head. Aromas of chocolate and dark malt. Medium+ body with light, foamy carbonation. Flavor is very dark toast, but smooth, with a touch of chocolate. Must be a lot of hop because it finishes more bitter than most porter, and it doesn’t seem to be from burnt malt. Mild chocolate in the finish. Pretty refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2010
Bomber, pretty fresh. Pours a very dark cola to mahogany brown color. A moderately thick, creamy head of light brown foam is slow to recede, settling in eventually as a thin blanket. A dense wash of suds breaks apart into small, spotty globules that stick to the glass. The aroma is quite hoppy, showing an array of green grass, pine, and spruce over a base of bittersweet dark cocoa, caramel, coffee roast, and a touch of cream. Flavors follow suit, again showing a bold northwest style hop profile that’s loaded with evergreen resins, bitter grasses, and some hints of citrus. Despite the aggressive hopping, there’s a smooth creaminess to the dry caramel and cocoa malts that soothes the brew, bringing it back towards balanced. Coffee roast seems to intensify on the finish, bringing a robust earthiness with it. The palate is substantial, but not full, sporting a smooth, whipped, creamy texture that dries out on the back end. Good, solid porter. Easily fingered as a northwest brew.

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