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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Porter gains it’s robust, full-bodied flavor from dark rich barley malts. We use a blend of munich, crystal, pale ale, black patent and chocolate malts. To these we add hops, filtered water and ale yeast. No adjuncts, additives or preservatives… Not pasteurized.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (8563) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 10, 2008
Bottle from TheBeerGod. Thanks! Also, my first South Carolina beer. Pours a medium brown with a small head. Chalky, earthy, slightly mocha aroma. Taste is very much peat and dirt. A hint of sweetness. A little thin.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
nick76 (4221) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2008
The aroma has some coffee, flowers, metal, toasted malt, and basement. The appearance is brown with a nice head. The flavor is astringent and like the aroma. The palate is thin. Overall I would not have another.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
islay (1125) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2008
12 oz. bottle. Thanks to iradog for picking up a couple bottles of this brew for me during his trip to South Carolina! Chocolate, raisin, red grape, milk chocolate, and chocolate milkshake scents appear in the malty aroma. There is a merely faint, dusty hint of hops and a clean touch of yeast. The aroma is buttery and creamy, overly so in fact. Pours a lightly sparkling dark brown with a strong copper to red hue. The liquid is dark but translucent. Moderate amount of short-lasting, grayish tan head. Produces sporadic lacing. Tastes of roasted malts: Coffee and dark chocolate flavors. Dry tobacco in the finish. At first, the taste is less sweet and creamy than the aroma suggests, but the butter taste, which is not terrible but also not particularly pleasant, does emerge upon multiple sips. I like the initial roast sensation, but as that dissipates, the flavors become ordinary at best. Long, bitter, roasted malt aftertaste. Medium body. Frothy in the palate. Lively on the front of the tongue. Easy to drink by the standards of the style. Palmetto produces a perfectly passable porter with a solid roasted malt start and finish. Unfortunately, the markedly milky middle muddles the make. This beer has potential, but it is as of yet unrealized.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jetboy (32) - USA - FEB 8, 2008
This was a home run. Awesome coffee color with a carmel beige head that was at least three fingers and never went away. Lacing on the glass was prominent. Strong coffee taste. Really enjoyed the roasted maltiness. I will be drinking more of this gem from the low-country. SC Proud y’all.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gmku (294) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 3, 2008
Probably the best beer this small company makes, and probably one of the best porters in this class I’ve tasted. Opaque, sticky, with hints of coffee and chocolate, some smoke, malty. Smooth body, and a decent thickness and oiliness to the palate--that is, not thin like many American microbrews. Excellent beer for the money, too.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
nearbeer (3735) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 31, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2008 12 oz. Opaque black with a five-finger head that leaves a sticky frosting on the glass. Elements of coffee, chocolate, smoke, dry earth, and wood in the aroma. Coffee, molasses and milk chocolate front turns just enough to the smoky, oxidized, dry cocoa, and peppery herb flavors to provide an excellent counter to the big malt flavors. Smooth body is a tad larger than medium, slightly oily and finishes with just the right dry touch. Awesome porter for a single or a session.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tennisjoel (1175) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2008
Bottle from Ira (aka iradog). Thanks a bunch! Dark brown pour. Very creamy head with nice lacing. Vanilla, Caramel, and Lactose aroma. Very quenching flavor. A slight metallic finish is the one distraction of this beer. Other than that, its a nice complex porter that’s right up my alley. I’m glad I got to try this.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9163) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2008
Bottle… Pitch black beer with a mid-sized, frothy, beige head. Great retention. Chocolaty aroma with lesser notes of cola and toasted pistachios. Medium to full-bodied with a whole-milk mouthfeel and modest carbonation. Leans toward the burnt and bitter side of balance with lots of bittersweet dark chocolate and a charcoal undercurrent. Finishes bittersweet and chocolaty with very mild, cardboard-like oxidation. Bottle courtesy of TheBeerCellar!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AskForJenny (1020) - Ontario, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2007
12oz - Their one home run. Chocolate on nose, a little yeast. Nice roaste malt flavor, perhaps a little sweet, the flavor lasts. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5144) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 6, 2007
If not black, then very, very dark brown. Milky, chocolatey aroma, like a Milk Dud or something. Nice coffee flavor at first, the notes of coffee and a dryish finsih. Uncomplicated and tasty. Thanks to ross for the trade.


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