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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremytoni (2980) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2012
From a bottle poured a brown color with a small amount of head. Light sweet malty flavor with a quick finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (2920) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - SEP 4, 2012
Bottle. Sweet chocolate, coffee malt, and dark fruit aroma. Black brown with a large brown head, suspended chunky tan sediment, nice lacing. Chocolate, coffee, prune, and light earthy flavor. Medium body, flat carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
strongpieman (1494) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - SEP 2, 2012
Bottle. Heavy rich porter. Aroma is a strong coffee softened by chocolate. Dark brown, thick, some carbonation. A very good porter, on the heavier side for the style.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2012
Poured into a snifter. 3.5 A: Black color. One finger of frothy tan head. Retention is below average, but a short ring of lacing is left nonetheless. 4.5 S: Wow is this powerful. Unyieldingly grainy with equally potent chocolate. Toasty after that. Mild roastiness. Coffee with cream. I love the nose on this. It’s both bold and well integrated. 4.5 T: Taste is just as impressive. Again a HUGE graininess. This is certainly the grainiest porter I’ve ever had and I love it. Lots of chocolate with coffee with cream underneath. Again just a mild roastiness, but it works so well. Sweet, hearty neutral maltiness. Just so good. Love this. 5.0 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Both creamy and silky smooth. Awesome here. 5.0 D: This is one of those beers that you need to buy lots of random beers to find a hidden gem. This is a hidden gem. I could drink this all damn night. I think SteveFinny sent me this, which means I’m even more indebted to him than I already am. This is a killer beer. Get it, drink it, love it. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 08-22-2012 02:07:28

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (2522) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2012
On draft at Evening Star Cafe in Alexandria, VA. The beer appears opaque and nearly black in color. The light tan colored head is about a finger thick and fades to a thin, wispy layer after a few moments, leaving a fair amount of lacing behind it. The aroma brings roasted malt and light coffee notes, as well as melted chocolate. I found the flavor very enjoyable, with everything I detected in the aroma coming together nicely in the flavor profile. The feel was a bit on the thin side for a dark beer weighing in at 7.5%, but overall, I thought this was a good offering from a solid new local brewery. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 04-01-2011

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
freekyp (1485) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 23, 2012
Pours dark red-tinged brown with a thick sticky tan head. Nose shows mocha, coffeee and dry cocoa powder. Thick mouthfeel and a bittersweet roasty, almost smoky, finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SrSilliGose (3256) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 20, 2012
tap at smoke and Barrel in DC. notes of cocoa, coffee, and earthy roast. light plum twang. good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2012
12oz bottle from richdorchak, thanks Rich! Pours a black body with a finger-width, dense and creamy, brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing throughout. Aroma is sweet smoke and roast, licorice spice, and a lighter dark chocolate malt backing. There is some fruitiness from the yeast, minerals, and caramel. Flavor is similar. Smoke and roast up front with a sweet dark chocolate malt backing along with some caramel, earth, and a light licorice spice. Finishes smooth and dry with a light roasty, smoky, earthy bitterness along with a nice dark chocolate and caramel malt backing. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium body and a soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, a decent porter. Some smokiness to the roasted malts with a decent chocolate and caramel malt backing. Nothing special, but enjoyable.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maxwelldeux (3662) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUN 24, 2012
This is a dark and super thick. This has lots of roasted and smokey notes to it that make it a great drink. It’s heavy and not something for a hot day.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
michaelinwa (591) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUN 22, 2012
Black pour, moderate head, low aroma of mild roasted malt. Taste is subtle, balanced, roasted malt and hints of licorice, low-to-moderate complexity, with a dry finish, only the slightest lingering bitterness. This is a decent porter.


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