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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
A classic dry porter with coffee, toffee and roasty notes in both the aroma and flavor. Black in color with a refreshingly dry finish. Reminiscent of the porters of old before the days of stouts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PorterPounder (7432) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2011
Orlando, Fl - Whole Foods - 12 oz bottle, Very dark brown pour, brief off white head. Nice earthy aroma, black dirt, coffee. Flavor has a bit of chocolate, some black coffee and a bit of black dirt. Mouthfeel has some nice chalkiness to it, but ends up a bit oily. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (4675) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAR 11, 2011
Bottle at Disney Garden Grill: Poured a deep black with a light brown head. The aroma was roasted malts and bakers chocolate. The taste was what I expect of a porter by style, very chalky with baking chocolate with just enough malt to break it up. The finish is dry and doesn’t leave me thinking it should be in a stout category as most new porters do.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (12970) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2011
A deep dark porter with a thin brown head. In aroma, a very pleasant coffee grain, bitter chocolate, nice burned point. In mouth, a classy porter with bitter chocolate, light cherry fruits, a bit light but good. On tap at brewpub, Jan. 7 2011,

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
SanfordBrewer (1505) - Sanford, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2010 tap at brewery and elsewhere and my own ratings have varied greatly by batch/location, so i’m going with my most recent rating from the brewery, even though the total score is only half of what i gave it the first time i had it.

opaque black, dense tan head, medium-thin body.
some bright vegetal sourness in the aroma.

malt profile is weak, and seems stretched thin. lots of charr but no roast, like it’s all pale and black malts with nothing in between. a bit of licorice up front, with mostly charred malt in the astringently dry finish.
hop profile is also rather weak.

overall, somewhat like a licoricy guinness. it grows on you a bit, but is just lacking in overall depth and character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (11681) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2010
12oz bottle. Poured a dark black color, with brown edges, and a small sized off white head. Aromas of chocolate and some roast. Tastes of roast, chocoloate and some earthiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2010
Bottle courtesy of Ibrew2or3. Poured a medium brown color with a short, light egg shell head. Nose is light roast, chocolate, some light peat. Medium body with a smooth mouth feel and soft carbonation. Flavor is bittersweet chocolate, some smoke, light coffee with some hops bitterness. Finishes malty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drewbeerme (3919) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2009
12oz bottle. pours black with soapy off white head. nose of dry chocolate. flavors are dry, mildly roasty, grainy, slightly sour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
gkost (1709) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2009
POurs a dark brown. Nose is roasted malt, some toasted grain, mild mild sweetness, subtle hints of coffee, cocoa and smoke. Flavor is fairly watered down roasted malt, mild hop bitterness. Thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2009
Bottle courtesy of Ibrew2or3. Pours a dark cola brown to black with white head. Aroma is light roast, bittersweet chocolate, coffee, light brown sugar and molasses. Flavor is sweet and malty with notes of roast, chocolate, nutmeg, brown sugar, some hints of toffee. Medium body with a malty chocolate finish. Probably the best beer I have sampled from OBC.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
douglas88 (8466) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 3, 2009
12 oz bottle thanks to ibrew2or3. Pours a murky brown color with only a small bubble of head. The aroma is nice; smoke, roasted malts and chocolate. The flavor is similar; chalky, sweet chocolates, roasted malts, light bitter chocolate, milky. Decent, but lacking a good body.

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