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This complex porter is as black as coal that fueled locomotives for generations Made with judicious amounts of crystal and chocolate malt for a rich, smooth, creamy experience. Go ahead and jump on the night train. Enjoy!


4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
badgerbob72 (9) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 23, 2014 does not count
Poured dark black with an off white head. Strong chocolate taste with light coffee overtones. Head adds a great creamy flavor on top of the main taste. Great beer

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (3776) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 16, 2014
bottle, great porter, roasty and full bodied. Very clean and rich, tasty. I’m a fan

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElGaucho (2222) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Draft at Every Buddy's, Chippewa falls, Wi. Rich, somewhat milk chocolatey, creamy. Beautiful lace. Unexpectedly excellent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle via WI beer maphia. Dark pour w ample head. Slick, smooth and creamy with an almost lactic feel. Lots of chocolate with some roast and dark fruit as well. Dry, bittersweet finish. Very nice porter."

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ICEatALAMO (944) - Troy, Michigan, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Bottle. The pour is black with a thin head. The aroma is nice, malty and roasty, near perfect for this style. The taste is very nice as well. The malt mixes well and a perfect hint of roast. Nails it for a porter. Well done! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OPIE788 (336) - Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Bottle. Poured black with a tan head. Roast coffee bitterness and a hint of coco. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nero55 (751) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown/black with thin brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts. Medium/light body, dark chocolate, dark brown sugar sweetness, and some roasted malt notes with a dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1421) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Pours a very nice dark brown with tan head. Cocoa, roasted malt, and nuttiness on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a nice roasted malty character.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ericular (659) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Pours a dark brown with beige head fading to a ring leaving oily swirls and good lacing. Aroma is chocolate and well roasted malts. Taste is sweet with some lactose up front, then some dried fruit tartness, and then settling into some dark chocolate bitterness. Aftertaste settles on a nice roast bitterness with a touch of the lactose to balance. Complex and enjoyable. Palate is medium bodied, smooth in the middle, and drying out only moderately for the finish. Let it warm and take time to enjoy it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frank (2930) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2014
This is a curious porter. I am not sure if it is intentional but this has a bit of a funky tart character that sets it off from most of its style. It is not terribly strong like the bottle got infected but very much there. It is a deep brown color and almost headless. The biggest players here are roasted malt charcter and some caramel sweetness. This sweetness, along w/ some hoppy bitterness implies dark chocolate and that slightly tart charcacter implies dried fruit. I am not sure if Id pin this as a porter just tasting it. To me, it tastes more like a milk stout complete w/ lactose. It is really quite complex and very drinkable w/ its medium body and mild carbonation. It might not hit the spot for someone looking for a dry and hoppy American porter like Founders or something of that ilk but this is a nice change of pace.


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