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RATINGS: 454   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 157   ABV: 5.23%
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A traditional London-style, top-fermented black porter.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blipp (6357) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAY 8, 2008
Draft. Pours black with a lasting beige head. Light coffee aroma with a bit of caramel as well. Medium smooth body. Flavor is the same as the aroma. Not bad, but pretty unimpressive.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
boFNjackson (4176) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 28, 2008
Bottle... Poured deep black with amber highlights and a brown head. Aroma of chalky malt and subtle coffee. Strong roasted malt flavors which are complemented by smooth chocolate and coffee beans. Finally a Red Hook brew I actually enjoyed.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
emacgee (4145) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 19, 2008
Remember this one being decent. reasonable dark brown black pour. chocolate, coffee, roast all to some degree. a little grainy. same across the nose and flavor. not too bad.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ratman197 (10209) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2008
Bottle poured a clear dark brown with a minimal lingering ring of amber foam. Areomas of charcoal, coffee and roastiness. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, coffee, charcoal and bakers cocoa with a smooth bitter finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
WallyWalrus (205) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 1, 2008
12oz bottle. Pours a dark cherry wood color with almost no head. Aroma is mild, with a scent of roasted malt and...little else. Taste is light and thin, with a flavor of coffee, roasted malt, and maybe a bit of chocolate. Disappointingly light and watery, especially for something advertised as a 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 (5089) - 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".


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