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RATINGS: 166   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!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarinEvelyn (578) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2013
aroma is very sweet, cocoa, baking fudge brownies, creamy. Taste-strong malt, roastiness, chocolate, creamy. A slight bitter finish. Very sweet and delicious.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scipio (714) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Pours black with a big tan head that settles slowly. Roasty aroma contains coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and hints of cherry and smoke. The taste brings out more chocolate than other impressions. There is less coffee here, and very minor vanilla flavors. The cherry comes through more throughout, all ending in a short aftertaste of chocolate and cherry. Medium in body with a thin and creamy texture. Carbonation is flat. This one is very easy to drink. This might not be the best porter around, but it is still solid.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (3883) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2013
12 oz bottle. Black with a decent beige head. Aroma is of coffe, chocolate and toast. Taste is of cocoa, chocolate and coffee.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (4109) - Frisco, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Bottle. The look is brownish black in color, thin tan head, and and dark. The smell is malt, coffee, cocoa, dirt, and oreos. The taste is the same but not as appealing.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ReverendMoon (155) - Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Not bad. Not my preferred porter. A little watery, but it makes it a bit more sessionable. Aroma is nice, a subtle sweetness. Tastes like weak coffee.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartlebier (1872) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - OCT 5, 2013
12oz bottle, picked up along the road in WI, IX/13. Solid tasty, pitch black porter with overtones of roasty, blackened malts, coffee beans and cocoa. Mid-full palate, creamy, easily drinkable, if not as complex as advertised.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pinkzambia (1522) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Bottle: Dark black with a tan head. Sweet, root beer, malty aroma with flavors of coffee, charcoal. An all around solid porter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IndianaRed (2545) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 22, 2013
12oz bottle pours a dark brown with dark red highlights. Small thin quick light tan head. Big roasted aroma and lots of sweet dark roast flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hondajunkie (89) - Tinley Park, Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2013
Pours a dark black with a thin dark khaki head that settles quickly. Aromas of chocolate, vanilla bean, candied fruit, molasses. Somewhat thin texture leading to a slightly creamy mouthfeel tasting of chocolate malt, toffee and finishing with a bit of bittersweet chocolate tartness. Nice and easy drinking porter.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (2968) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2013
Super oil black pour at tempest in Madison. Brown head. Rich chocolate aroma - malty. Crazy coffee cocoa milky taste. One of the better porters I've ever had


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