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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
Capa (2137) - Transient., - MAR 10, 2015
Dark body with a beige, fizzy head. Very thin body. Aroma has caramel, roast malt, a bit of milk. Flavor is roast malt, caramel, a bit of brown sugar, lactose. The thin body really detracts from the potentially enjoyable flavor. Ok porter.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Homer321 (2433) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Can thanks to phalluslu. pours a dark brown with ruby highleights and a medium brown head that dissipates quickly, to leave almost nothing on top...not a good sign. Aroma is dark cocoa with a bit of coffee. a very slight red wine character, I think. Taste is sharp, dark coffee and then fades to almost nothing, slightly thin mouthfeel, but not watery. A slight alcohol presence as well. overall, good, but seems a bit thin and flat in flavor.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Block (1625) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - FEB 2, 2015
A lighter porter. Smooth chocolate, caramel. Non detectable alcohol. Sweet, malty.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hartung32 (250) - Indiana, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Delicious Porter; not perfect, but smooth, roasty, and chocolatey. One of the best Porters I've had ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tyunker1 (26) - Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Good flavor...is it chocolate? Not sure, but good. Love porters. How many characters left? Done.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bulk_Carrier (2431) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Thanks Tracy for the can. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a nice looking black color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. There was some lovely light lacing sticking and then sliding down into the beer. The smell, hot damn, if this wasn’t nice, it had a super nice roasty smooth coffee with a fairly light chocolate to mocha flavoring. Light vanilla slightly settles the aroma nicely. The taste took all of those previously mentioned flavors to combine and provided a super nice glazing of chocolate coating the vanilla and mocha. There’s a long lingering robust and smooth chocolate to coffee aftertaste leading to a not as dry as expected finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was there and good for the style and for me. Overall, I say this was a pretty good American Porter. If I lived in their distro, I’d be seeking this beer out more than enough.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
umich03jm (2403) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Can thanks to DrSilverworm. Black pour with a big rocky head that fades slowly to a film and leaves chunky lacing. Aroma is an odd mix of chocolate, roast, and grape kool-aid. Tastes the same. Very odd grape kool-aid flavor really throws this off. Medium to thick body. Not terrible, just odd.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndyReynolds (1011) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Draft at Adriatico’s. Great palate. So there’s that. I mean there’s chocolate and stuff. Plus, nice lacing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4409) - 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 (2284) - 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 it’s 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.


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