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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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ughsmash (7331) - 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.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
marcus (7323) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 16, 2007
This dark brown ale poured with a decent off-white head. The flavor is quite thin with a little maltiness and a slightly discernible hop finish. I used to like this one before all the great microbreweries sprang up, but it just doesn’t hold up any more.

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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6856) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
swoopjones (6770) - 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

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (6752) - 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 (6751) - 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 (6722) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (6680) - 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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