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RATINGS: 220   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 I’m 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marduk (5332) - 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 (12722) - 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 (2517) - 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 (2587) - 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 (751) - 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 (1007) - 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 (5840) - 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 (12585) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fantti (880) - FINLAND - MAR 11, 2016
Pullo @ Alko. Kaatuu lasiin hyvin tummanruskeana/mustana, noin parin sormen paksuisella vaahdolla, joka kestää suht hyvin. Tuoksusta löytyy lakritsijuurta, hedelmää, paahdetta sekä kevyesti maamaisuutta. Maussa lakritsisuus on alkuun vahvinta, sen jälkeen hedelmää ja suklaata tulee joukkoon. Alla on kevyesti savista maamaisuutta täydentäen hyvin. Suutuntuma on keskitäyteläinen+, humalointi ei juuri tunnu. Melko kermainen tuntuma. Hyvin tehty porter, tuntuu, että on tavallaan hieman enemmän kuin osiensa summa.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBaboon (1876) - FINLAND - FEB 27, 2016
Pours black with light beige head. Aroma is roasted and coffee. Flavour is roasted, medium bitter, spicy and coffee.


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