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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!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - SEP 13, 2012
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. The pour yields a ruby-tinted dark cola color. The thinnest of beige heads rest on top. The aroma is ripe with fresh breads, roasted malts, cocoa beans, dirt. The mouth is a little thin for my liking. There needs to be a bit more depth to this I think. The bubbles are too prominent. There is a lot of chocolate in this beer. Definitely the main player here. Chocolate malt, bitter coffee, grounds, and a bit of alcohol on the back end. This beer is simple and doesnít bring much complexity, but thatís okay.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cmc619 (433) - California, USA - SEP 2, 2012
I think I first sampled this at the Hops on the Hill beer/food festival in Green Bay/De Pere, summer 2012. I believe this one was paired with the mini chocolate cupcakes. Anyway, actually drinking straight from bottle (unusual for me) because Iím short a glass right now. This beer is delicious. Just a huge, rich, decadent porter. Chocolate, coffee, roast, everything is on full display. Not exactly sessionable, but this thing is a flavor bomb. Awesome. Tons of bitterness sticks on the tongue--straddles the line between hops and dark chocolate. Will need to try from a glass some time.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (6164) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 10, 2012
8/10/12. 12oz bottle thanks to cbfobes! Black pour with a nice tan head that laces plenty. Dusty chocolate and coffee aroma with touches of fruitiness and sweetness. Smooth milk chocolate with touches of coffee, cream, and a hint of fruit.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Milk chocolate nose with rum and sugar cane. Taste is sweet with lots if chocolate and molasses, light fruity yeast and warm alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (13408) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Bottle courtesy of nuplastikk, thanks! Hazy maroon color, small brown head. Aroma of Starbucks and burnt toast. Taste is coffee, dark cocoa powder. Nice.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (8742) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 29, 2012
355mL thanks to nuplastikk. Pours a deeper sepia, small tan head. Bubbles retention. Nose is heavy green apple jolly rancher, huge acetaldehyde. Taste is dairy, heavy bitter chocolate, rich black coffee. Dry and fully bitter. Long, powdery cocoa finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1423) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 22, 2012
Bottle from Three Cellars. Pours very, very dark brown with a tan head. Almost no lacing. Aroma has molasses and dark chocolate with a touch of dark fruits. Taste is of sweet molasses, bittersweet chocolate with roasted malts and some lactose. May be a touch thin. Finishes sweet and medium length with some tart/bitterness. Pretty solid porter which turned sweeter and sweeter through the glass, and was possibly a bit thin.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (7909) - Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2012
Had it nitrogenated I believe. It was thick and creamy, the head alone was as thick as whipped frosting or something. A good one.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
nr706 (11) - Evanston, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2012
Chewy describes this beer well. Thereís no indication on the label whether itís to be considered a stout or a porter, and knowing OíSoís reputation for "freestyle brewing," I donít think it should be pigeonholed into a particular style. Pours dark, with light tan head. Roasty, nutty aroma, big mouthfeel, nice balance tends slightly toward malty sweet over hop bitterness. Great example of whatever style it is.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Slavo (10) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 3, 2012
I wouldnít choose this beer again, if you are looking for a porter this beer is a bit to on the stout side. It is a little to much for me to enjoy it, when the bottle says chewy I should have known. I like to drink my beer instead of chew it.


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