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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, - OCT 10, 2005
Couleur noire foncée, mousse brune pale abondante et veloutée et adhérant à la paroi du verre, grandement aidé par le service à l’azote. Arômes de malt grillé et de chocolat. Saveurs de cacao et de fudge et exposant les malts rôtis en finale. Texture poudreuse et à la fois douce et veloutée, corps d’épaisseur ample, faible carbonatation restant en arrière-plan. En fût, Rock Bottom, Denver


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wordsworth (133) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Draft pour at Denver location. Pours darkest brown with a lingering khaki head. Smells of malt, licorice, faint chocolate. Taste is a blend of roasty and milk chocolate with a long, soft bitter finish. Slick mouthfeel. Solid porter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (5011) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2010
Bottle shared by Dogbrick as a precursor to his Portland beer tasting. Dark brown pour with a thin tan head. Nose of malt, chocolate and a bit of licorice. Nice roasted malt flavor with some chocolate in the finish. Pretty solid.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8660) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 6, 2010
Sample at the "Portland? Psh More Like Beerland" tasting on 03/10/10. The beer pours a clear orange-brown color with a medium thin off-white head that diminishes slowly. Stringy lacing on the glass. Dark chocolate aroma with roasted malt notes. Medium, smooth body with flavors of mild coffee, chocolate and malt. The finish is chocolatey with a cocoa aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kevin (2103) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 10, 2007
this was listed as "purple porter on the board of the denver location. didn’t want to add a new beer without more info so i’m sticking it here for now. dark body with a tan head. smells of coffee & slick chocolate, not cocoa. caramel shines through nicely. this is the kind of porter i like, lots of chocolate crammed into this, but it is tempered with a wood like bitterness that keeps it normal. the flavors meld in a way that i am in awe of. a nice porter a bit drier on the finish than i expected, but still nice.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 29, 2006
On Tap at Rock Bottom in Pittsburgh. Dark blackish ruby with creamy off white head. Aroma is malt, molasses, caramel. Flavor is smokey, malt, molasses, nuts, caramel

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 19, 2006
A sweet little nutty vanilla oil nose. Roasty chocolate and coffee flavors wash over the palate, with some smooth drying acidity in the finish. Decent.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2006 On Tap at the Rock Bottom Brewery, Denver 29/09/2005 Black and smooth on the palate. Crisp slightly bitter roast flavoured finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (10200) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 26, 2006
On tap @ Rock Bottom poured a dark black with a lasting amber head. Aromas of coffee and vanilla. Palate was light bodied and dry. Flavors of chocolate and coffee with a dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2005
Served on Nitro. Good creamy head on a deep brown body. Nutty aroma with some chocolate hints. Nice malty background in the flavorsurrounded by nuts, chocolate and a touch of hop bitterness in the end. Very smooth finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2005
Liquorice, dark roasty malts and cocoa like chocolate greet the nose. Opaque brown body with ruby highlights is topped by a dense, fine bubbled, tan head that recedes to lasting cover with some lace. Flavour strongly features chocolate and roasted malts with moderate bitterness but nice balance with the sweet cocoa flavour. Medium light body is fairly dry with decent carbonation and a smooth texture. Sampled on tap at Rock Bottom Denver with Olivier_MTL and Rastacouere.


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