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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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2008
12oz bottle, bottled 03/10/08. Pours pitch black in color with thin light brown in color, which does not last long. Aroma roasted malt and coffee. Taste is watery, malty and bitter dark chocolate with bitter finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
EithCubes (4631) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2008
Bottle. Slightly sour, slightly grainy notes on top of an otherwise normal porter aroma, if a little faint. Dark, near pitch pour with a short beige head. Taste isn’t really roasted, but there’s enough black malt and slight ash to make up for it. Dry with those soft sour tones (though the beer itself tastes fresh and uninfected), a bit homebrew-y. Crisp light-medium body with no big alcohol showing. Dry, slightly hoppy burnt aftertaste, comparisons with Guinness are apt. A very light porter falls somewhere below average.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TikiE (368) - Sylva, North Carolina, USA - FEB 29, 2008
Nice dark clean porter! Hadnt had a chance to get this one yet until now, pretty good, could have been darker, but still tasty!

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Treephiend (58) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2008
Pours dark dark brown with a tan head. Smells of coffee and dried fruit. Its a good dark porter, all the flavors of a stout are there, just a bit more subdued, the chocolate, the coffee and the dried fruit. The mouth feel is somehow creamy yet thin at the same time. Weird. I usually have medium expectations from Red Hook and this is exactly what I was expecting. A solid brew.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bigusticus (3) - Chula Vista, California, USA - FEB 12, 2008 does not count
Had this out of the NITRO tap. Black as pitch, creamy tan head. Tastes like coffee. For all its richness in flavor it drinks like water. I think its great cus I might wanna drink more than 1 of them before getting "full".

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - JAN 29, 2008
Much more creamy than I like in a porter and very little mouth feel to satisfy me.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Guinness4Duff (515) - Tallahassee (and Poconos, PA), Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2008
Black in color with a tan head. I particularly like this porter for its burnt flavor. M ore reminiscent of a stout... which is why I like it.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cryotek (206) - Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 10, 2008
Stout smell, thin light stout black pour and color. Feels and tasts slightly watery. Sweet and malty, only lightly roasted. More of a milky, or milky choc taste with water and malted hops. Not bad, but definitely not impressive. Very easy to drink, almost too easy. Nice roastly aftertaste.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbrat99 (132) - Shanghai, CHINA - JAN 9, 2008
Bottle. Pours a rich brown that allows some light through. A tan head with some head retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel, smoke and dark cocoa. Taste is slightly acrid with notes of toffee, bitter chocolate and slight ashy character. The body is medium with a very dry finish that lingers a bit. Decent porter but not outstanding.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pepsican (1419) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - JAN 8, 2008
pours black with a thin off white head. Coffee and malts in the aroma. Flavor was similar with a bit of toffee. Lightly carbonated, kind of thin. Decent.


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