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RATINGS: 187   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Our robust Porter shows bittersweet flavors of coffee and dark chocolate. It has very complex malt character enhanced by yeast fruitiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10557) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Bottle... Unclear, deeply brown ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. The olfactory standouts here are toasted pistachios, toasted almonds and melted milk chocolate. Medium-bodied with laid-back carbonation. The flavor is very roasty and chocolaty. It’s bittersweet, but more bitter than sweet. Roasty, dark-chocolaty finish that dries out a touch. Bottle courtesy of biggsbowler!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
italarican (1543) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2014
On tap at Finnegan’s Wake during trivia night. Black pour with minimal fizzy eggshell head. Aroma is dark cocoa and acidic coffee. Flavor is cocoa heavy, mild red fruit presence, wet coffee ground earthiness. Creamy, moderately slick body. Solid and enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nickd717 (4102) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 31, 2014
12oz bottle via trade. Dark brown pour with a small, fading tan head. Good aroma, roasty with chocolate and nuts. Dry roasty flavor with charred notes and dark chocolate. Slight bitterness on the finish. Medium body and carbonation. Overall well-done, but not too remarkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
niftyplace (23) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Honestly, I was expecting more. Its a solid porter but nothing spectacular. Could be that I just got a bottle that had been stored too hot briefly. Somewhat bittersweet with a little coffee, little chocolate, but just left me feeling that the beer wasn’t any more exciting than the label. Just okay.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
njnut (431) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Pored at brewery, deep brown with white head. Aroma was coffee and chocolate as was taste, roasted malts in finish. Alcohol hidden but warming in finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kidobutai (627) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2014
Horse dark black, with a small head but nice lacing. Understated aroma, but delicious strong coffee taste with a hint of chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartlebier (3303) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - APR 20, 2014
(US 2012 backlogged in abstinentia) Draft pint @Flying Fish Restaurant, Alexandria VA 11/09/2012. Pretty headstrong porter with some unusual tangential flavour that taste willed: smooth medium full body transporting dry fruit marmelade flavours on top of a milk chocolate and cocoa stream, punctuated by refreshing hop tingles. Quick exit. Tasty, unexpected dessert. To be revisited /bottled.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Pours near black with an espresso head. Aroma is massive chocolate brownie and coffee. Taste is semi sweet with some roast. Medium bodied with a dry finish. Pretty good stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (7230) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Surprisingly good. Very rich and robust roast malt aroma. Pungent and thick. Some light booze and caramel with a bite of bitter dark chocolate. Well balanced. Thick and rich on palate. Medium bitter finish. Bottle at Capital Lounge.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdamT (268) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 16, 2014
12oz bottle from The Beer Store Wilson. Black pour with mostly lasting frothy 1/4" thick tan head. Excellent lacing. Strong milk chocolate aroma, some coffee. Strong coffee and chocolate taste up front with a short medium chocolate and malt finish. Medium body, watery texture. Solid porter.

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