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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
"Grab your darts and let’s go!" This is a dark ruby red porter with a medium body. A slight hint of smoke is detected from a small portion of grains used that are smoked with beechwood. Pale, chocolate, black and crystal grains are also used with Northern Brewer and East Kent Golding hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with violet highlights and a small off white head. Nose is light smoked malt, roast malt, toffee. Palate is medium with oily slickness. Flavors of smoked malt, roasty malts, some chocolate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwood04 (5280) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 10, 2012
12oz bottle in a lager glass. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of smoked malts, a little chocolate and roasted malts, and some floral hops. Flavor the same. Average texture. A decent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jimhilt (2554) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 12, 2012
Pours a one finger light brown head that fades quickly leaving no lace. Deep brown with faint ruby highlights, ton of yeast left in bottle. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Smoky nose and flavor is more smoke than any thing else, hints of coffee. $1.65 for a 12oz bottle from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgb9348 (5681) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 25, 2012
Deep dark brown coloured body with a thin, fast-dying tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, anise, licorice, coffee, nuts and a lot of alcohol. Medium-bodied; Strong anise flavour with a lot of roasted malt, coffee, nuts and a touch of soy sauce and permanent marker - no smoked notes at all, just a deep burn and strong licorice flavour. Aftertaste deep and strong with the roasted malt, burnt coffee beans (a la *$) alcohol and anise flavours dominating with a touch of decent camalised sugars on the back end. Overall, a strong and rather underwhelming beer, but it has a lot of flavour - just not great flavours, especially for this style. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Liqour Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey on 27-November-2011 for US$7.95/6pack, sampled at home in Upstate New York on 25-May-2012.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lubiere (12878) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2012
A clear brown porter with no head. In aroma, a strange beany chocolate, a bit off and unpleasant. In mouth, a smooth peaty chocolate with light acidity lingering, watery and boring. On tap at Farmhouse Tap and Grill, April 7, 2012.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BroSpud (2053) - , Massachusetts, USA - FEB 21, 2012
12oz bottle. Pours a dark brownish-red with a light tan head. Smoky aroma followed by flavors of smoke and coffee with an overall bitterness throughout. I usually like smoky coffee flavors but coupled with a very thin, almost watery palate this one seems a bit lacking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
coldbrewky (1688) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2011
Bottle via Dad. Lightly smokey nose on this thin bodied translucent brown beer. Light to medium carbonation, as the amount seemingly undulated from slow to moderate. Hops linger in wings. Thinner watery body takes quite a bit away from overall experience. Smoked character is strong but it is pretty much the singular focus. Porter it is not.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (11177) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2011
On tap at Pints. Chocolate and coffee. Roasty more than smokey aroma. Hits the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chalsk (1104) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dark black color with off white foam head. Aroma of caramel and smoke. Sweet caramel taste with heavy smoke and a balancing bitter layer. Too smokey for my taste. Watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (14930) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2010 Bottle thanks to jcwattsrugger. Pours brownish. Nose and taste of smoke, BBQ, lager malts and light cocoa.

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