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RATINGS: 204   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.63   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Modeled after a hugely popular English style of the day, it offers a garnet-brown color, deep, roasty aroma and flavor, balanced by some smooth maltiness and aggressive hopping.


vadavid's rating

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vadavid (142) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2008 Poured a very dark brown, with some red showing through at the edges. The thick off-white head dropped rapidly. A faint, but typical porter aroma of roasted malt with a hint of smoke. The flavor was roasted malt and dark chocolate with a thin but highly carbonated mouthfeel.

This bottle had what had to be the smallest text I’ve ever seen on a beer bottle, and it was in a script font as well, making it all but impossible to read.


1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
generallee08 (617) - New York, USA - JUN 25, 2014
The body has a medium brownish/red color with a very clear appearance and visible carbonation. On top is a thin white head that quickly fades out to just a wispy thin ring of bubbles that makes no lacing at all. Its aroma has hints of lightly roasted sweet malt and metallic/salty minerals with a touch of leafy hops. There is a big buttery grain flavor with some lighter hints of roasted malt. The malt up front has modest sweetness is lightly balanced by some mineral/leafy hop flavor and mild bitterness. Into the finish there are some citrus orange peel and salty metallic notes. The body is light to medium with a slick fizzy texture.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BVery (5978) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2014
Bottle from Brandon - thanks. Deep cola pour with a small head. Mild caramel sweetness. Quite watery. Bleh.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
wlajwl (3767) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Aroma is nutty malts with an off edge to them. The flavor is nutty malts and a hint of fruit in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bhiner41 (180) - La Grange, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2012
Lots of sugar taste. Very dark brown color, no head. Great mellow porter, no hop notes. The label had no bar code and said 1996, not sure the date was correct. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
COMRADEJOSH (287) - Ft Hood, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Wonderful toasty flavor with nut characteristics. Would expect to have a heavy aftertaste but does not. Would pair well with a sweet desert such as gingerbread cookies.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
doubelknv3 (971) - Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2012
Dark amber, off white head, and lite lacing. Mild dark fruit, lite roast, and lite hop aroma. Full bodied, zippy carbonation, mild roast, mild caramel, Mild lemon flavor. Medium malt start and dry bitter finish . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (3555) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 1, 2012
Bottle: Brown color with a off white head. Aroma sweet roasted malt. Taste is roasted malt with some chalky chocolate.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Itzjerm (1171) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - AUG 18, 2011
Sweet, maple syrup thin. Wow just not that great. How did they get this stuff in Arizona? No hops, to sweet... DONT GET THIS

1.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
wingman333 (333) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2011
Nothing redeemable here. Watery, sour excuse for a porter. No flavor you would find in a traditional porter (roast, coffee, chocolate). I drank half of it and poured the rest out.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2011
Bottle from the 1967 Packers. Thanks Pack, thanks!
Pours an average root beer brown with a lively body and thin cream head. Aroma is raisin-wine malt, sweet vinegar, watery molasses, and earthy nuts. Flavor is light, watery nuts and caramel swirled and then roasted over artificial flame. Tingly on the tongue. Forgettable.


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