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RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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!


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11636) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 14, 2010
12oz bottle courtesy of CaptainCougar. Small beige head atop dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, light roast. Taste is moderately sweet, bittersweet/milk chocolate, some smoke, roast. Sticky medium-full body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SrSilliGose (3269) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 4, 2010
Bottle. Pours a deep brown with a tiny frothy tan head. Aroma of black licorice, caramel and dusty cocoa. Flavor is quite roast forward. Fair amount of coffee and cocoa as well. A bit chalky. Decent carbonation. Good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MIBRomeo (2566) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 12, 2010
Dark pour light tan head good lace Full pal coats nicely good body in a porter Coffee toasty notes lots of malt a touch of licorice Good flavor lightly bitter coffee some lactose & chocolate hint of oatmeal in the finish A nice porter

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (9437) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 20, 2010
Dark brown pour. Small tannish head. Aroma isnít so good. Meaty, butter, some chocolate is there. Flavor is a LOT better than the aroma. Roasty, a bit tart, chocolate, cherries, coffee and finishes a little bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 3, 2010
The Dan Journal #337. Tasted 3/17/10. 12oz bottle. Pitch and opaque with a trace ring of khaki head. Aromas of fudge, toffee and toast. Thereís a mild undertone of vanilla in the very solid nose. Medium to full bodied with a thick, rich palate and very nice flavors. Rich cocoa and faint fruity esters. Good fudgy, toasty flavor with a mild coffee note. This is exactly how I like my porters! Very well done.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WisconsinBeer (710) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2010
Bottle. Pours a deep brown with a minimal head. Flavor is roasted malts, chocolate, slightly smoky, hints of coffee as well. Medium bodied and smooth. Solid for a porter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2010
Pours an opaque chocolate brown with very little head, just minor tan lacing. Aroma is a nutty cherry with earthy undertones and definite vanilla notes. Flavor is nutty, vanilla, roasted malts and raisin. Body is creamy but with a more amount of carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (6961) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2010
Bottle: Very dark brown pour with a very thin, off-white head. Aroma is mild coffee, chocolate, and mild fruit. Palate is a little thin, and the carbonation is present. On taste - the fruit element is the one that strikes me. Itís not in-your-face, but its there, and memorable. Little bit of a dry finish, very nice brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbill (3531) - Laurel, New York, USA - FEB 14, 2010
12 oz. bottle courtesy of a trade with Ughsmash. Pours a deep brown with a clear reddish edge that allows light to pass. Thin off-white head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left light lace. Pleasant aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and to a lesser extent coffee and caramel. The flavor is mostly roasted malt along with some chocolate, coffee, and wet cardboard. Medium bodied.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 8, 2010
Pours a black color with a medium mocha head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malts, and light vanilla. Taste is much the same. I need to write more but Iíve become burnt out on Porters/Stouts.


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