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RATINGS: 224   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (17812) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2015
Bottle shared at the chriso and Ruth pre-Christmas/post-Pigs Ear holiday tasting of 2015 - London. Pours unclear dark brown with a bubbly tan head. The nose holds burnt toast, light cocoa, earth and plastic. Medium sweet flavor with dry chocolate, burnt toffee, earth. Medium bodied with fine carbonation and waxy texture. Earthy cocoa in the finish, light roast, nips of coffee. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (9932) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 7, 2015
12 oz bottle. At the Kultainen Apina, Hervanta, Finland. Dark brown color with a tiny light tan head. Sweet malt, roasted malt, vanilla, lactose and some plastic notes in the aroma. The flavor is roasted malt, dryness, mild bitterness, licorice and some medicine notes. Quite o'right. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (8885) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 7, 2015
355 ml bottle @ Pub Kultainen Apina.
Pours dark red-brown color with a small head. Malty, ashy aroma with dark fruits and chocolate. Flavor is cocoa and malt, some bread and coffee. A bit different Porter, okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhammaren (1582) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - DEC 3, 2015
.33l bottle @Vihreä Haltiatar. Pours deep dark reddish brown with medium head. Aroma is lactose, coffee, dark malts, chocolate, liquorice. Flavor is mostly same with some vanilla and hint of bourbon notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3389) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2015
Bottle from The Real Ale Store, Newark. Almost black colour thin white head. Fruity chocolate aroma taste us mainly sweet with a roasted bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Powderfin (5) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2015 does not count
A nice bold creamy porter with the right amount of heft. If you’re looking for a decent porter, this is a good choice. Appreciated it first on tap at Trollhaugen Ski Area, it made me an O’SO fan.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shigadeyo (3612) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2015
"Roasty, chewy, robust, judicious, creamy, bold, complex, immense..." Roasted malts, cocoa and dark chocolate, vanilla, dark rum alcohols; very dark brown, opaque; licorice, leather, semi sweet chocolate, barrel char, vanilla, milk chocolate finish; medium full body, creamy, smooth, mellow; really complex and deep flavors, excellent porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (9605) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2015
Bottle. Very dark brown with an off white head. Peat with coffee and dark berries. Vanilla oak barrel with toffee and nutty black tea. Chocolate milkshake with funky notes. Spritzy yeast with spices. Dry, nutty finish, hints of bonfire. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Towey1989 (1586) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2015
Bottle at The Roebuck, Leek (Titanic) 6.7% Pours a black colour with a fizzy beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, vanilla and some caramel. Taste of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, slight lactose and some cherry. Medium bodied and moderate carbonation. A lingering, roasted bitterness in the finish. A robust, roasty porter which is very complex. Tastes similar to a milk stout but with a lot more body, like an imperial milk stout but overall a flavourful, but easy drinking, light porter. So weird but delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3946) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 13, 2015
Bottle, shared by me... in my dining room... just now.
Pours basically black with a big head and nice lacing on the glass.

The aroma is rich and roasty without coming off as terribly sweet. It’s got a bunch of chocolate and some mild coffee, some light berry, and just a touch of chalk and dark fruit.

The flavor is very pleasantly roasty without displaying any manner of abuse with roasted malt bitterness. There is a nice mild bitterness throughout much of which seems hop driven. It’s not overly sweet, but certainly lightly so, it’s got a nice chocolate and mild caramel character to it and as it warms more berry comes out. The only thing that bugs me a little is that it’s boozy, like noticeably so it wouldn’t surprise me one bit if this were a 9% abv Imperial Porter. I’d love to see the same beer dialed down in alcohol by about 2% because everything else here is just delicious.

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