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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   ABV: -
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Editor's Note: This has been found at several Rock Bottom locations.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Draft. Clear ruby maroon color, medium beige head. Aroma of roasted coffee, subtle fruit. Taste is Starbucks, subtle cocoa powder. OK.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3869) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Tap at RB Chicago listed as their specialty dark, porter at 7.2abv and 28ibu. Pours black with creamy beige head. Aroma has a nice big coffee roast, caramel, toasted nuts and chocolately. Flavors has a bitter sweet chocolate, smooth iced coffee and cream, good smoke and nutty finish. Med body, really quite good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bubbleflubber (1712) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 11, 2011
On draught at the Charlotte brewery. Pours an oily mahogany, with a thin ring of suds that leaves light sudsy lacing. A roasted nose ensues. Coffee and roasted grains dominate, with a light cherry accent hitting mid-palate, and finishing with a roasted bitter coffee bean back. The body is nice and round, but light on the palate. The accompanying substantial mouthfeel makes this pour the fave of the flight.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - OCT 20, 2007
Smooth roasty porter with a nice chocolate finish. Lighter on the palate with a soft carbonation that left the beer feeling very smooth.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kevin (2037) - Colorado, USA - AUG 17, 2006
tap at the s. denver location. poured a nice black that was far from pitch with a cool gray/white head. slight gray head. smelled of sugar and chocolate. taste was dry cocoa powder, rich chocolate, a bit of caramel. no noticeab;e bitter side, but was not unbalanced. i assume the hops were just so light as to do their job and stay the hell out of the way. a good beer i will drink again.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 2, 2006
Sampled cask conditioned at R.B. Milwaukee. Dark coffee color, thin bubbly tan head. Overall, a roasty grapefruit hop porter. Tart coffee and sweet cologne aroma. I almost thing the GF hops in taste come from Milwaukee’s "cask conditioning", as the cask red had the same taste. To me, very light for a porter, but a decent beer overall.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zathrus13 (1691) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2005
At RB Kop. Dark brown/black color, with a tan head. Aromas and flavors of malt hops, with tinges of chocolate and coffee. Bitter/dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (7502) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2005
KOP location. Dark brown pour with sizable tan head. Heavy chocoff and malt aroma, with the same taste. Good complexity and big chocoff in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrRomero (1972) - Nolanville, USA - APR 21, 2005
Known as Freedom Trail Porter at the Braintree, MA location: Poured black with a thick tan head. Mild chocolate aroma, light coffee. Flavor is chocolate mostly with light coffee. Mild sour finish with roasted malt. Nicely hoppy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 20, 2005
Pours dark brown with offwhite head. Aroma is of burnt malt, coffee, and a bit of chocolate. Flavor is a bit astringent on the tongue but still very drinkable. Good brew.


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