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RATINGS: 451   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 157   ABV: 5.23%
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A traditional London-style, top-fermented black porter.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2009 1. On Tap at the GBBF, Kensington Olympia 02/08/2001 Dark coloured with a slightly woody aroma. Strong in alcohol. Hop finish. 2. Barrel Draught from the jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 30/09/2005 Black and strong in alcohol with a fruity aroma. Crisp roast finish. 3. Cask Stillage at the GBBF Bar Sans Frontiers Earl’s Court, London 08/08/2007 Strong roast aroma. Dark and fruity with some bitterness in a crisp and dry malt finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopdog (8940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2004
Poured a dark brown with red tints with a small tan head. Lighter aromas and tastes of chocolates and coffee. Light bitter finish. Weaker for a porter. Thinner body.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
maeib (8726) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2007
Cask conditioned - gravity dispense - GBBF 2007. A black coloured beer with beige bubbles around the edge. The aroma is hoppy with some light roast, a little sourness and some chocolate. The taste is light roasty with some smoke. Very mild and a tad thin, but drinkable for sure.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Drake (8563) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2007
UPDATED: APR 24, 2009 Bottle. Disappointing product from an otherwise top-notch brewery. Pours very dark with no head. Strong anise aroma, very thin taste. Some coffee/caramelish flavors right at the end, but too little, too late. Nothing to see here, move along.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (8445) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2010
blackish pour in the glass. Pretty standard dryish porter. Chocolate malts in nose and taste buds. Rated 3/20/03

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (8038) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2004
Sampled at Denver International Airport in a really smoky bar. Deep brown color, typical creamy head from a nitro tap. Creamy texture up front, then a brown-ale like spicyness and a little hop bite in the finish. So cold it makes me shiver... a bit of a gritty texture, some creamy malts and a milk flavor as well. Nose is a light cream with some tobacco, but who can call that one in a smoky bar.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (7861) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2004
Dark black pour with a nice head and lacing. Aroma of malt, chocolate. Tastes very malty, with a coffee, chocolate, nutty, roasty finish. Excellent beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2002
Nice bitter chocolate…Fat coffee beans…Quaffable Porter…

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ughsmash (7137) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 9, 2006
Bottled. Poured a clear, medium chestnut brown with a short-lived yellowy-beige head. Nose was of lightly burnt dark chocolate malts and stale floral hoppage. Flavor was of burnt dark malts, nuttiness, and floral bitters at the edges and finish. Light-bodied with less-than-ideal carbonation. This lacked that little something needed to make it memorable... and maybe some body.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 18, 2002
Very bland and watery. The only thing it has is a roasted character that’s not all that well refined. Very uneventful and flavorless.


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