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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 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (13021) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 17, 2009
Fairly dark brown. No head. The aroma is chocolatey with a toasty accent. Soft body. Light chocolate with a fudgey accent. Finishes off-dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11788) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Bottle from Liz. Pours brown/black with a creamy tan head. Aroma is chocolate with a little coffee and maybe a touch of anise. Med + body. Flavor is very dark chocolate with some gritty near-burnt malt and with a little coffee coming along. Anise? Maybe not. Definitely dry, but not particularly bitter. More like astringent from the burnt malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (11350) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 11, 2008
Draft at brewpub. Poured dark brown color with medium brown creamy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Medium roasted coffee and chocolate aroma. Medium to full body with a dry smoth texture. Medium flavor of roasted malt with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (11310) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2007
on tap-pours a tan head and black color. Aroma is dark malt-coffee. Taste is dark malt-coffee, creamy, some milk-lactose, oatmeal. Smooth, faint hops. Mild carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 25, 2007
Date: 11/17/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

dark brown, wispy beige head, dark chocolate aroma with a touch of sweetness, rich chocolate flavor, nice sweetness brings out the chocolate and gives it a slight milk chocolate character, touch of roasted mixes with a light bitterness for a light bitter finish,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (10612) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9816) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2007
Draft... Clear, very dark (almost black) ale... burnt orange when held up to bright light Small, creamy, off-white head with decent staying power. The aroma and flavor are all about chocolate, coffee and vanilla. Lightly acidic, moderately sweet and moderately bitter. Medium-bodied and creamy with very mild carbonation. Dry, astringent finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (9327) - 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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BVery (7232) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 2, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Tap at the brewery. Very dark pour with a tan head. Roasted coffee on the aroma and taste. Palate might be a touch thin but not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7224) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2009
On tap at WDW. Poured medium-deep brown with a short cap of off-white head. The aroma was sweet and chocolatey with dry-roast to it and accents of peaty smoke.. just what I needed. The flavor didn’t come together as well.. dry-roasted black malts gave some chocolate character at the core, but not a whole lot.. faint smoke worked in its favor, as did light coffee bitterness, but both could have been more prevalent.. rather bland with black malts on the finish. Medium-bodied and dry on the palate with lower carbonation.. smelled better than it tasted.

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