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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (3227) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (9818) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (4388) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3925) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (5816) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2013
12 ounce bottle from Hayduke. We had it together via facebook chat. This poured dark brown that looked cool when a flashlight was held up to it. Minimal head. An aroma of dark complex fruit and chocolate with a hint of coffee. The chocolate and dark fruit held up through the flavor. Occasional hops with tart citrus and bitterness popped in and out. A sourness that seemed to the original style was a nice touch. The feel is dry and that brings out the fruit even more. Chocolate and hops in the after taste. Nicely done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mora2000 (6055) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 1, 2013
Dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is full of roasted malt with some coffee and dark fruit notes. The flavor is similar with a lot of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JoeinDahlem (1381) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - APR 1, 2013
Somehow milder tasting than the lighter stout, a bit sweeter, with an distracting smoky bit that seemed out of place. Deserves more character at this strength.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ermahgang (6) - Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2013 does not count
One of my all time favorites. If you like porters this is a must to put on your ’to try’ list.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - MAR 10, 2013
12oz Bottle. The pour was a very dark brown with a light ruby hue and an average (1-2 finger) cocoa brown creamy head that slowly receded, down to a semi-thick film and medium collar which allowed for some good streaky lacing. The aroma was of a roasted stale bread malt, resin hops and an earthy yeast with notes of bitter dark chocolate, roasted coffee, dark fruit (prunes), a bit of smoke and a woody alcohol tinge. The taste was very malty and extremely roasty with a touch of chocolate from the start, becoming rather bitter with a hint of overripe fruit and a bold alcohol presence at the end. The flavor lasted for what seemed like forever, with the roastiness fading away as a harsh alcohol bite hit you in the back of the throat. Mouthfeel was medium in body and dry in texture with a bold lively carbonation. Overall this was a very bitter and roasty brew with a big alcohol presence and a decent drinkability, although the overripe fruity taste it possessed was just a bit too much… www.facebook.com/KAJIIsBeerReviews

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Felix_the_Cat (1) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 28, 2013 does not count
One of the best Porters I have had - tried it at the Capital Ale House in Richmond, VA - also highly recommend going there

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