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RATINGS: 453   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 157   ABV: 5.23%
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A traditional London-style, top-fermented black porter.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ibrew2or3 (7461) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 28, 2007
The label on this bottle actually reads “bottled” just in case I was confused about what I was about to drink from. Hmm. It pours deep clear chestnut and has a thin tan head. The aroma is semi sweet roasted malts with a faint, very faint, burnt maltiness. Much like the aroma the taste seems semi sweet roasted malts to a hint of sweet molasses. A faint burnt malt note tries to cut into the sweeter notes and becomes a rather softened burntness. So that standard Porter flavor of burnt Black Patent type malts comes up somewhat short. It does try to make a feeble attempt to re-surface in the after taste but seems to be a faint echo of what could have been.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ughsmash (7364) - 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 (7133) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2007
A Mes rate: Gravicask at GBBF. Lovely aroma. Milky sweet porter with some slight alcohol. Black-ish colour with no head at all. Dull flavour with some malt but no real character. Not roasty or bitter enough for me. Roll on.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (7091) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
"one of the more boring porters i’ve had, not that i’m surprised, given the brewer. it was worth a shot, though. nothing unpleasant, nothing impressive, just a boring beer."

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexsdad06 (7028) - Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2007
12 oz. bottle. Pours a deep reddish brown color with a small off white head that disappears immediately. The aroma has some roasted malt and piney hops, but nothing too prominent. The flavor is watered down roasted malts with a weak hop presence. Light body; thin mouthfeel. This could be considered a summertime porter, but doesn’t have enough going on to challenge the best in the style.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blipp (6957) - San Diego, California, 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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
swoopjones (6909) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2007
On tap @ MacGregors Jefferson Ave. On nitro. Disappointing. Very light bodied, some roasted malts. boring. flavor lacking boring finish

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6901) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2007
(Cask at GBBF, London, 8 Aug 2007) Black colour with brownish notes, brief head. Malty, roasted nose with notes of toffee and chocolate, a bit thin. Malty, roasted taste with chocolate and toffee, fairly sweet. Rather short, chocolatey finish. Not bad at all, but not really my favourite porter.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (6839) - Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2009
Nice start and middle; very flavorful, but the end leaves something to be desired, a bit too clean.


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