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RATINGS: 228   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AZBennett (114) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Pours dark brown, nearly black with nearly zero head just a touch of off white foam. Nice roast greets the nose followed by some coffee and maybe some cocoa powder. Tastes huge, lots of even roast flavor, minimal hops and some caramel hints. Overall this is a huge porter. A lot bigger in flavor and body than I was expecting. I would love to keep this around the fridge at all times.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beampsycho (10) - Missouri, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Got a six pack of this on a trip to Milwaukee. They put a number of adjectivesfo it on the label. Its unexpectedly good. Thought it might a north Wisconsin cheapy, but no, its quite a quality taste. Wish to see it in Saint Louis.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (5770) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 26, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2013 Aroma is dark fruit/raspberries/strawberries, malts and strong dark/rye bread notes. The flavor dark/rye bread, strawberries, dark malts and a mix of mild tartness and acidity in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2013
I really enjoyed this roasty, flavorful porter. Has a great viscosity- thick and syrupy, but not to the point that it would be mistaken for a stout. Love the high gravity in this beer, very drinkable and with a clean finish. Goes well with a cookie.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
lawman357 (93) - Missouri, USA - JAN 22, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2013 I found nothing complex, rich or creamy in this porter. Poured from bottle, lovely deep black/brown with a tight head, little carbonation in the glass. Very skunky, funky. I initially wanted to give it the benefit of a lactic sourness but essentially I think this beer sat on the shelf to long or sat in storage. Not unpleasant but an awful porter experience. Update - tried 2nd bottle (cuz I hate throwing beer out), at cellar temperature this is a much nicer product. Think I might bring one up for room temp. to see if it improves further.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (12876) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2013
A deep dark porter with a thin dark brown head. In aroma, a smooth caramel chocolate with vinous notes, very mice coffee grinds, well done. In mouth, a nice herbal chocolate with mocha coffee, chewy, nice. Bottle from Rileys, Madison, 1.99$.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
dekester1 (355) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Poured a very dark red/brown with virtually no head and minimal lacing. Aroma was of roasted malts and coffee. Taste was similar with a roasted malt/coffee front end and a sour, moderate bitter backend. Palate was good. Overall, I thought this was more of a stout than a porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwm1034 (755) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2012
12 oz bottle from beer fridge at the lake...pours black with a tan head...sweet chocolate in the nose and initial sip...yum! They call this a PORTER and I guess they know...but its a sweet stout to me...definitely a tasty one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jgb9348 (5674) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Rich deep brown coloured body with a thin, one centimetre tall tan head and some nice coffee coloured highlights at the bottom. Aroma of roasted malt, nuts, earth, coffee, chocolate and a ton of cherry and deep fruit smells - this one is very nice and rich. Medium to Full-bodied; Very nice rich chocolate and roasted malt flavours dominate, with a good earthy and caramel flavoured finish. Aftertaste is quite complex with coffee, chocolate, pit fruits, cherries and some peat coming through. Overall, a very nice porter - perhaps one of the best ones Ive had recently, with good flavours throughout, a nice body and a good complexity. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Three Cellars in Franklin, Wisconsin on 05-September-2012 for US$1.89 sampled at home in Washington on 19-November-2012.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fallingleaves (32) - Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2012
The beer pours a thick opaque black, with a slightly brown head and little visible carbonation. The best thing about this porter is the roasted malt taste that hits your tongue and continues throughout the sip, venturing into a coffee dominated, slightly alcoholic aftertaste. This is an enjoyable and easy porter to sip, and with just enough complexion to have you thinking throughout every sip.

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