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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - APR 9, 2012
A: Pours a very dark, almost black color. The head is a mocha shade, a little under 3 fingers, with average retention and lacing. S: Has the usual roast, coffee, and chocolate, but this one seems to have an additional earthy/mineral note. Nice smell. T: About the worst I can say is that itís really not that different than a lot of other porters Iíve had. Still, this oneís executed impressively. It does feature a vaguely salty character to it (similar to soy sauce) that meshes well with the roasty base. Otherwise, the usual roast, coffee, and chocolate are the main basis of the flavors here. Itís nature is easygoing rather than explosive. M: Not the heaviest porter in the world, which is good. Drinks and finishes like a porter should, which means its medium bodied with a dry, bittersweet, slightly vegetal finish and lowish carbonation. O: I enjoyed this. It measures up nicely to some of the better porters Iíve had (even if it doesnít quite outdo them), and itís well worth a purchase. Pair it with pulled pork/chicken BBQ.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (7107) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2012
Bottle shared by Jcwattsrugger. Pours black with brown head. Nose/taste of burnt malts, dusty cocoa, vanilla, lactose and chalky black malt. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (1694) - Silver Spring, USA - APR 5, 2012
Rating from on tap sample at the newly opened brewery on 4/26//11 and sample poured from 12 oz. bottle on 11/22/11 at the Washington Wine and Cheese Seminar at St. Patrickís Church in Washington, DC. Pours an opaque nearly black brown with a smallish head and fair to good lacing. The appearance was nothing special. Aroma though was nice with roasted malt, chocolate and coffee and a touch of floral hops. Taste was similar, again with roasted malt, chocolate and coffee and maybe some molasses. A little sweetness breaks through the roasted flavors at the finish. Body is medium to full with carbonation on the soft side of average. Pleasant mouthfeel. A nice example of a traditional porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
robgibbens (393) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - MAR 9, 2012
Pours black with a short light head. Cocoa and coffee aromas. Taste is bitter but there is a subtle sweetness that comes through after that initial bitterness. Finishes dry with a coffeeish aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 7, 2012
12oz bottle: Pours a barely transparent dark mahogany with a spotty-lacing light tan head. Has a lightly toasted dark caramel and chocolate malty nose with a touch of smoke and dark fruits. Starts with average fullness and light sweetness with some chocolate notes and a touch of roasted coffee before a drier bittersweet finish. Could be a little more balanced, but still pretty true to style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DalzAle (1904) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - FEB 29, 2012
Bottle thanks to TheGuy! Very dark brown/black pour, small ring of carbonation and a nice aroma of light sweetness and chocolate. Flavor is bitter coffee, roasted malt, and bitter bakers chocolate. Nice porter!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madvike (2582) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 2, 2012
Bottle from Brigadier...thanks Nathan! - Pours dark brown with a thin, filmy tan head. Big chocolatey nose, with a sugary sheen overlaying a dark roasty body. Taste brings out the dark chocolate notes--bitter roasty notes with a touch of coffee and red wine-soaked dark raisins and prunes. Slick body is fairly big and has a bit of prickly carbonation. Unique and very yummy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tgncc (2663) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2012
The aroma is chocolate, vanilla, molases, light roast. The appearance is deep brown, light tan head. The flavor is chocolate, brown sugar, molasses, light roast. The inish is roast, light pine, some sweetness. Medium/thick in body. Nicely done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4123) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 23, 2012
12oz bottle. Opaque brown-black with a rusty beige head. Sweet brown-sugar and chocolate aroma. A pretty big, rugged, Porter. This is quite a nice beer, Creamy, almost milky body. Rich and quite filling, this is a great new addition to the Mid-Atlantic beer scene.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (5489) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Rated from bottle, but also on draft the night prior.Thick and dark as a porter should be, with an initially frothy tan head that somewhat quickly kicks it. This drinks with a thick viscosity, rich with milk chocolate milkiness and a nice subtle but noticeable bitter bite at the finish. This is a very good porter. (#4451, 1/22/2012).

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