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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 2.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.7   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Brewed within the general porter style parameters which have proven so popular in the West, will have a distinct roasted – chocolate flavor, nicely balanced with the mild-spicy hop nose characteristic of premium hops. This ale will be fairly dry, medium bodied and quite dark with ruby-red tints around the edges. Our experience with the many different porters and dark a les being produced throughout the United States, leads us to anticipate that this ale will be very popular with beer drinkers who enjoy traditional, dark British porters, stouts, and brown ales.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DedicatedToFun (2334) - Santa Monica, California, USA - APR 5, 2014
UPDATED: APR 13, 2014 Decent porter, on tap at the los angeles beer festival, coffee, chocolate. No head though. Smells liked licorice and coffee. Moderately strong. Hint of apricot.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ferris (3059) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 24, 2014
Bottle - Very light roast malts and chocolate. Jet black with a bubbly brown head. Light roast with a molasses. This is over carbonated and under flavored. A pop like dark beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
SirADNielsen (8949) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Tap @ Old World. Pours a dark brown appearance with a brown head. A bit nutty, chocolate, light coffee aroma. A bit fruity, rich dark chocolate, light caramel, toffee flavor. Best here but not that good.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chuktuk44 (5) - - FEB 2, 2013 does not count
A well balanced porter, nicely roasted character with hints of chocolate and hazelnut, clean finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (2017) - New York, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Had at the huge bar across from Diamondbacks Stadium. Pours jet black with purplish head. Tastes of cola, oak, vanilla, chocolate, bitter coffee, and licorice. Nice carbonation and finish

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sublym (78) - Arizona, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Ok, heres the deal. I have almost givin up on this brewery several times. The bottled beer is awful, flat, old, ect., ect. They have bottling/carbonation issues for sure. If you drink the beers off of the tap at the brewery the beers are pretty good. I will only drink their beer at the brewery from now on.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NachlamSie (2736) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Pint at the brewery. First of all, I find it unreal that this is scored a 20 on this site. I guess they must have real bottling issues. It may have helped that I drank it fresh at the brewery, but I found this to be one of the very best Arizona-brewed beers I tried. It’s a near black beer with a very sturday head. The aroma is rich with enough chocolate and coffee and a good, sharp hop presence for some balance. The palate is not as heavy as some other porters, but solid enough and slick. There are flavors of dark chocolate, pine, coffee and meat. This is an excellent porter.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
DMLINAZ (284) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 13, 2011
A 22 ounce bottle pours into a chilled stout glass with a rich, deep black hue but completely flat with no head. (I tried the remainder in a stemmed glass and got the same flat effect.) Aroma is very light, with coffee and malt. The taste is somewhat subdued, with rich coffee underneath, with little flavor up front and slightly more at the back end. There’s a tiny bit of chocolate. The label says there’s "just a touch of evil," but as ports go, this is rather tame and understated. Not bad, but not inspiring or especially either. There’s slightly more aroma and increased chocolate as it warms, but not much. I didn’t get any of the sourness, cherry, or vinegar that I read about in other reviews. I’d think I’d gotten an atypical or old bottle but I bought it at a Whole Foods in Tempe (just outside Phoenix, where it’s brewed) and drank it the same day.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CanIHave4Beers (3190) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - OCT 4, 2011
State week month, week 1 Oct 2nd - 8th. State: Arizona.

Muchas Gracias to dcschiller for sending me all these AZ beers facilitating my drinking/rating this week! Cheers Dave!

The beer pours a deep, dark, almost black color with a medium sized head and some lace.

The beer smells very woody, oaky, and vinous. There is a light coffee aroma too.

The flavor has some apparent flavor form the dark malts, some coffee and chocolate, but most notably the molasses. All of this however is eclipsed by the dominant sour cherry flavor, a flavor that is so present in this beer that despite the commercial description I almost refuse to believe it is wholly unintentional. At times it gets a tad vinegary in the finish but that character is fairly fleeting. The finish is bitter, almost astringent even.

This is one odd beer, but it’s not all-together un-enjoyable.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beeronmypants (22) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - OCT 4, 2011
There is a roasty nose and sweet maltiness. Very little head that diminishes quickly. Very sharp on the tongue, very cherry sour taste and finishing flavor of a roasty malt and bitter hops. After the initial shock of the cherry sourness this beer grew on me. Thanks bcschiller.


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