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Five organic malts are blended and balanced by a single addition of whole leaf Chinook and Nugget hops. This darkest of Pisgah beers is rich and smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2010 Growler, courtesy of Schutzenliesel. Brown body with a small beige head that quicky fades. The nose is brown sugar, light cola and plums. The flavor is milk chocolate, raisins, brown sugar and light berry. Medium/light body is soft with light carbonation. Very quaffable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 30, 2007
Date: 09/21/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Barley’s, NC

solid dark brown, fine beige head, lots of lace, light sweet milk chocolate aroma, rich dry chocolate flavor, a bit of dry chalkyness, only a hint of sweetness to bring out the chocolate,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2007
Another nice brew from Pisgah. Pours out a black color with a tan head. Aroma and flavor seemed to be one in the same. both malty with undertones of choco. This was a ecent porter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2007
Black pour, with a medium, well-retained light brown head. Mild chocolate aroma, musty dark malts, and mild roast seems to make up the smells. The taste has some nice body to it, a little bit roasty, with slightly more chocolate characters. Pretty nice porter, nothing exciting, but solid overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChainGangGuy (4489) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 23, 2007
Appearance: Pours chestnut brown body with a thin, fizzy beige head. Smell: Subtle aroma of earthy bittersweet chocolate with a hint of nuts. Taste: Light bittersweet chocolate taste rounded out by a soft roastiness. Just a touch of hops in the dry finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation. Drinkability: A simple, though decent porter. I had this on-tap at Barley’s in Asheville and later the Brewgrass Beer Festival.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OldGrowth (2865) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2007
Growler, from Bruisin’ Ales. Ok aroma, peaty, lite smoke, baking chocolate. Brownish black color, good head & lacing. Malty, Sweet. Chocolate, smoke, cardboard. Lite body, dreamy mouthfeel, smooth finish. Easy to drink. Classic to style porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2007
A nutty brown porter. Havn’t seen one of these in a while. Light and tasty. I tend to like them dark and heavy, but found this very refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 13, 2007
Growler, courtesy of Schutzenliesel. Thanks, Tom! Pours a cloudy brown color; off-white head with patchy lacing. Pleasant roasted malts and chocolate in the aroma. Medium mouthfeel: pleasant, light carbonation; roasted malts and milk chocolate, with a light acidic citrus character; well-balanced and very drinkable. Medium, milk chocolate and dry roasted malts in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jasonp (1556) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2007
From growler provided by Schutzenliesel. Brown Ale-type appearance (dark brown, somewhat clear) with a quickly fading head. Lightly roasted nose, rather subtle. Flavor of caramel, toastiness, a little nuttiness, chocolate and a slight tinge of roast. Pleasant sweetness level with balancing hops. Proper medium mouthfeel consistent with the style along with moderate to soft carbonation. Overall, very solid and drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11960) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2007
(growler, thanks Schutzenliesel) Beige head atop cloudy brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, coffee, some chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee, caramel, light chocolate, faint earthy. Light-medium body, low carbonation, light stickiness.

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