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RATINGS: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Our robust Porter shows bittersweet flavors of coffee and dark chocolate. It has very complex malt character enhanced by yeast fruitiness.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (7224) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2013
Draft sample at Rustico, Alexandria. Pours black with a small beige head. Aroma of roast, caramel, chocolate, a little fruity, toffee. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter. Light full bodied with soft carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Derek881 (1136) - Ljubljana, SLOVENIA - JUL 10, 2013
Poured this beer from a regular bottle into a trumpet glass to drink. The beer had a thick black pour and color, was a touch syrupy, and had a big, dark, tan creamy head with average retention, but great lacing and good cling. Its aroma had some earthy and floral hops, mixed with notes of caramel, chocolate, molasses, and a bit of fruit and yeast. It had a sweet malty taste with notes of lighter fruit, molasses and chocolate, and a slight earthy bitterness. It was a wet and full-bodied beer with a good creamy mouthfeel that had average carbonation and a dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hman43 (630) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUN 26, 2013
The beer has a very pleasant chocolate smell to it. The head is medium bodied that clings to the side as it disappears. The color is black. It have an extremely rich taste that has a hint of bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (3361) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Draft. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, earthy hops, and some dark fruit. Flavor matches the smell with roast and light bitterness. Dry, lightly bitter finish. Medium body and carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ABeerVixen (17) - - MAY 29, 2013
On tap at brewery. Dark brown color, small head that dissipates. Roasted/chocolate aroma. Burnt initial taste on tip of tongue moves to middle of the mouth with a bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
magsinva (1005) - Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Tap at Alamo draft house Loudoun - pours pitch with a whit head, some lacing. Big coffee!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (3130) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2015 Undated, recently purchased 12oz. bottle poured into a snifter. Consumed immediately after, and compared to, a Mad River Steelhead Porter. [Revisited and revised with a bottle in Washington D.C. in June 2015.] Pours a very dark reddish brown that is nearly black. Small tan head has very poor retention but some decent lacing is left behind. Nose has chocolate and roasted malt with a significant bit of somewhat fruity and somewhat disagreeable alcohol esters. {not noticed at 2nd rating] The alcohol is much less noticeable in the flavor, which hits the tongue too sweet and stays that way until the lightly smoky aftertaste. Hints of brown sugar and over-ripe plums. Tastes way better than it smells {but not 2nd rating]. . Medium-full bodied with low-moderate carbonation. Smooth. O: Darker, sweeter, softer, less smoky and less hoppy than the Mad River it is worth trying but certainly not as good as the Mad River.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (9672) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2013
Pours dark brown with a medium frothy khaki head that dissipates slowly. Stricky rings of lacing on the glass. Malty aroma with chocolate and hops notes. Medium body with flavors of roasted malt, chocolate and mild fruity hops. The finish is sweet with a cocoa malt aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (4310) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Keg pour during Annapolis 5K beer run. Pours a nice dark brown with beige head. Great aroma with roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, earthy hops, and some dark fruit. Flavor matches the nose with mostly roast and light bitterness; dry, lightly bitter finish. Medium body and carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3779) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 2, 2013
Got this is in Virginia. Shared with Strykzone via Facebook Chat. Poured a very dark brown almost back with a medium sized beige head and good lacing rings. nose of chocolate malts with ripe fruit. Medium plus in body with a creamy mouthfeel. Flavor is rich, with lots of chocolate, some coffee, ripe dark fruit and some floral and citrus hops. Finish shows some vanilla. A really spot on Porter.


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