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RATINGS: 449   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 157   ABV: 5.23%
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A traditional London-style, top-fermented black porter.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajolly2 (129) - USA - OCT 12, 2008
Traditional is the best way to describe this brew. In a way that’s good because you’re not disappointed, but there’s nothing overly exciting about it. It pours and smells exactly like what I would expect from a porter. The roasted malts and coffee-esque flavors are unsurprising also. The only deviation from the traditional norm is its lighter/watery body. Overall it’s pleasing regardless of its banality. It scores high points simply for being a porter (one of my preferred styles), but within the porter category itself it’s less than a heavyweight

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AmEricanbrew (5522) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - SEP 21, 2008
Deep garnet with a fleeting tan head. Decent dark roasted malt aroma. Medium body. Mild flavors of blackened malts with smoked almonds. This was a great Porter way back in the day, but no more.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Butters (3684) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2008
Clear mahogany pour with ruby highlights and nonexistant head. Aroma is roasty and faint chocolate. Flavor is a bit vegetal, some cocoa, a bit nutty. Watery thin. Bitter chocolate finsih. Not all that impressive.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 16, 2008
Bottle. Poured a dark brown with a huge tan head. Aroma of roasted malt and bitter chocolate. Flavor is of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. A little thin bodied for a porter, but good overall.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scooterbub (793) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - SEP 9, 2008
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a large tan head that slowly fades. Taste is of coffee, roasted malts and chocolate. The finish is slightly bitter. Sort of watery and thin. Aroma is the same as the taste. Overall, this is an enjoyable beer, but it is kind of forgettable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HoppyGuy (111) - Washington, USA - SEP 4, 2008
Bottle. Pours a coal black color with a medium tan head with decent lacing as it dissipates. Aroma of roasted malt, ahint of chocolate and a bit of coffee. Flavor is of roasted malt with some chocolate. This is not as sweet as many porters, something that I liked. There is a somewhat bitter aftertaste, but not bad. A tad thin for mouthfeel. Not bad, though. Not bad at all. I’d like to cook a hearty beef stew using this beer in the stock.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
demitriustown (1033) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - AUG 30, 2008
12 oz bottle: Aroma is malty with sweet caramel notes intermingled. A light chocolate note and something artificial that I can’t but my finger on. Pours a nice black with a thin tan head that lingers at the top of the glass. Taste is malty, grainy, with a slight metallic taste on the back end. Also, a somewhat of a multigrain bread taste to it. Aftertaste is lightly bitter with a lingering malty overtone that is quite nice. Overall, It’s pretty decent. Get it if you want something decent, but not great instead of BMC. Cheers!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2008
On tap. Not a fan of redhook. A little on the watery side. Peppery malt flavor that was too sweet. Watery finish. Tasted like Dr. Pepper. Faint nutty aroma. Way too light bodied and thin for a porter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
riversideAK (5560) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2008
Like many of their beers I feel this is rather generic. Light roasted malt with a touch of dark malty sweetness. Decent carbonation. Not overly robust, just well intentioned and drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
gsmitty80 (1741) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 7, 2008
Had this under the nitro name on tap. I thought it was a verysmooth porter. Tasted like guiness only slightly more water than the later. I enjoyed it thourougly and will have another one but probably only on tap.


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