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RATINGS: 222   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   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!


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cmc619 (501) - 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 Im 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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minihame2 (379) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 17, 2016
Pours black, slightly translucent against light with a little tan head. Malty aroma, not too strong, some oats as well. Taste starts very easy, then ends with a bitter finish with a lingering aftertaste. Tastes pretty much like what youd expect from your typical porter. Mouthfeel is somewhat light but still smooth and creamy with easy carbonation. Decent porter but there are plenty of better ones out there.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (16724) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2016
Bottle from Reading BF 2016 and drunk at home. Black dark brown beer lasting tan head. roasty malt aroma with some character some chocolate some dark fruits. decent carbonation. really quite a decent likeable drinkable porter. fine. Blackcurrant biscuit with melted chocolate and cream.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marduk (5402) - Reval, ESTONIA - APR 24, 2016
330ml bottle (thanks FatPhil). Clear brown color. Tiny size, beige bubbly head, disappears. Sweet, coffee, toffee, alcohol, caramel in aroma. Coffee, caramel, roast in taste. Coffee and roast and sweet in aftertaste. Nice one.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (12782) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 23, 2016
330ml bottle (Alko Arkadia, Helsinki)
Nice rich roasty aroma, bit of choc there. Taste is slicker, sticky and coco powder taste. Dry powdery. palate. Pretty rough and messy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
martjoobolut (2618) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 23, 2016
Bottle (shared by fatphil, thanks). Pours brown. Aroma is sweet, oats, malt, some fruits. Flavor is sweet and malty, roast, fruits, some oats. Overall: good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
suurjuust (2659) - ESTONIA - APR 23, 2016
UPDATED: APR 23, 2016 Bottle shared by Phil. Dark brown beer, almost no head. Nose is roasty, coffee, ashy notes, some chocolate. Flavor is roasty, ashy, milk chocolate. Finishes with more ash, roast, chocolate. Not bad.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hanoi (768) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2016
Bottle. Nose is smokey, vanilla,, hint of coffee, chocolate. Taste follows, with rich dark chocolate, vanilla, smoke, charcoal, cream, coffee icecream and a lightly bitter licorice finish. Rich mouthfeel. A really lovely beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikkopen (1013) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 19, 2016
355 ml bottle. Black, with a thin tan head. Sweetish roasted malty arome, with chocolate and notes of vanilla and liquorice. The flavour is roasted malty, with coffee and fruity notes, and a dryish, ashy bitter finish. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (6086) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 18, 2016
355ml bottle from Alko. Pours dark brown, almost black with a small light brown head. Aroma of roasty malts, coffee, licorice, vanilla and hints of chocolate. Taste is smooth, sweetish and slightly roasty with hints of chocolate and coffee. Finish is slightly roasty and sweetish with some chocolate, coffee and burnt notes. Okay.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (12688) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2016
Bottled, 355ml from Favourite Beers, Cheltenham, Gloucs. Black with cream head. There is a bitter-sweetness to this from the off, bitter coffee and liquorice notes then sweetish chocolate. It is big on the palate, some fruitiness. Pretty decent beer.


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