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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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This Robust Porter is a beautiful homage to the power of roasted malts and the zen of restraint. Milk chocolate roasted liquid darkness.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndyReynolds (917) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Draft at Adriaticoís. Great palate. So thereís that. I mean thereís chocolate and stuff. Plus, nice lacing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4192) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Draught at brewery. Chocolate. Creamy. Cocoa. Not too heavy. Nice take on the style.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chudwick (2211) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - DEC 13, 2014
the zen of restraint? One of the five precepts of Buddhism is to refrain from intoxicants such as alcohol. I get the point and itís not as bad a saying in the restraint of alcoholics anonymous. They might was well have called this beer Fat Buddha, though Buddha never was fat. Budai was fat, but not Buddha. Good porter though.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frank (3025) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2014
This beer almost tastes impossible to me. It smells like a porter w/ roast, chocolate and a bit of fresh cracked malt character but somehow almost tastes like a grapey, hoppy pale ale on the back end. Itís nearly black in the glass w/ a fine bubbled head and a good lattice of lacing. I might be out of my mind but it is seriously almost as if the roast character just disappears when you drink this stuff. Itís interesting and quite good, actually, my only complaint being itís a bit thin and fiizzy across the palate. I kind of wish I had more than one can of this stuff to double check if my tastebuds are just way off tonight but, alas, I have just this one. Good beer though and curious, I recommend it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steasy66 (995) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Can. Blackish, white head. Slightly tart aroma. Taste is sweet and roasty, quite drinkable.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
justinrahmes (2) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2014 does not count
- malty - rich - creamy - slight soda taste - local - great go to 6 pack - heavy on the tongue ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DialSquare (2917) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2014
On tap at Daily Growler, UA: deep brown pour, thin tan head. aroma of sweet malt. tastes of caramel, toffee, light chocolate, earthy. little tinny. 7.0

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
UrbanCaveman (77) - Ohio, USA - NOV 7, 2014
12 oz can, poured into a shaker pint at approximately 45 degrees F. A: Pours almost exactly like Dr. Pepper, from the look right down to the effervescence and the life of the tan head. Once in the glass, this beer is inky as all get-out. The iPhone flashlight test reveals a tiny spot of ruby highlight that shows through, and thatís about it for light penetration. Once the head is gone, so too is any cap or ring, and as one might expect, so too is any hope of lacing. None to be had. S: Caramel mocha machiatto, almost dead on. Sweetness dancing atop hints of dark roastiness. Thereís something deep in the scent reminiscent of black cherries, around the sweetened coffee-chocolate-caramel miasma. T: Sweet malt, with the caramel notes decidedly present, joined in the middle with milk chocolate and just the vaguest hint of cherries. Thereís a coffee tinge to the flavor throughout, but definitely several stages lighter than espresso - weíre looking at maybe breakfast blend at the lightest. If there is a hop presence, I am unable to really notice it, and I am a raging malthead with a hop flavor sensitivity and aversion. M: Creamy and silky, with a medium body and absolutely none of watery finish many porters seem to have. Thereís just enough carbonation to keep this from feeling flat, but not enough to add any unwanted sharpness. O: A solid, drinkable canned porter. It isnít an Eddie Fitz by any stretch of the imagination, but then, what is?

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dal9000 (202) - Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Dark initial dark chocolate notes with a mild slightly sweet finish. Fades quickly bit lingers with a soft dark chocolate At Rhinegeist brewery ---Rated via Beer Buddy

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (3555) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2014
Light mahogany color out of the can with a foamy brown head that shrank to a wisp as I drank it. Nose of some lactic acid and roasted grains. Lots of milk chocolate and acidity with some light toast and a bit of grainy tea. Sweet in the finish with a bit more roasted grains. Nice, standard porter.


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