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Brewed by Rogue Ales
Style: Porter
Newport, Oregon USA

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RATINGS: 2178   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   IBU: 54   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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Ruddy brown in color, a bittersweet balance of malt and hops with a light cream finish. 12 Ingredients: 2-Row, Munich, C120, Chocolate, Black, Kiln Coffee & Rogue Farms Dare™ & Risk™ Malts; Rogue Farms Rebel™ & Liberty™ Hops; Free Range Coastal Water and Pacman yeast.
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2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
hfmejias (745) - Dover, Delaware, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Not a fan, nice brown color ok aroma but not sure about flavor: strong coffee flavor that takes a bit away from a proper porter taste.


1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
GregosBeerKing (26) - NORWAY - OCT 22, 2014
Where do you smell or find any chocholate notes in this beer??? one of the worst porters tested. flat co2, flat taste boring..Maybe the whole crate was left out in the sun while in shipment across the Atlantic on a raft. 0,33 bottle from Vinmonopolet

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedevilsfan (156) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 21, 2014
smell on this is amazing. Chocolate, roasty notes and some coffee. The taste is much the same. Lots of coffee and tons of chocolate without being artificial at all. One of the best porters out there.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
"a little on the bitter side, but the mocha is nice. this is a full bodied Porter, with more complexity, but less smoothness than some others. Recommended."

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hub66 (137) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 18, 2014
Belle couleur noire; mousse beige; arômes et goût de café, un peu de chocolat; crémeuse; bon équilibre douceur-amertume; finale longue et amère

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ERB92 (338) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2014
Coffee, chocolate, dried fruits and nuts in the aroma. Dark brown to black with a tan head. Medium sweet and medium bitter. Medium body with a soft carbonation. Overall a really nice porter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Darkmagus82 (1731) - - OCT 15, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 4-12-14- Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a deep brown color with a huge billowy tan colored head. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading to leave a fantastic level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the beer is strongest of a roasted malt smell with some sweeter aromas of caramel and cola. Along with these smells are some notes of a dark chocolate smell as well as a bit of a coffee. Some grainy and grassy smells mingle with all the rest creating a somewhat odd blend of roasted, sweet and grass/grain. Taste – The taste begins with a somewhat watery dark chocolate and roasted malt flavor with a sweetness of caramel and some vanilla. As the flavors advance the sweetness dwindles a bit with quite bitter and somewhat astringent flavors then hitting the tongue. Some bitter coffee begins developing in the middle of the taste, being accompanied by some grassy and hay like flavors. Along with these comes some light grainy flavors along with a flavor of char. While the caramel from the front fades toward the end, it is replaced by some cola like sweetness, where it mixed with the rest of the flavors to leave a rather off bitter, burnt coffee mocha flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is quite thin for a porter with a carbonation level that is on the slightly lower to average side. The thinner body is good for the porter nature of the beer, but the body is way too thin, with it rather incapable of supporting the darker flavors of the brew. Overall – Nothing too great here. Way too thin and weak in flavors with it lacking much balance. Not one I will come back to.

0.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
outlawskies (962) - - OCT 12, 2014
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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
bartlebier (1807) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - OCT 12, 2014
12oz bottle bb03/2015. Beautiful liquid, dark brown beer with air-whipped creamy beige head. Arboreal, dark, freshly roast aromas. Upon first sip, Rebel™ & Liberty™ hops overthrow the subtler black malts’ coffee and chocolate, colonise the palate with an invasive, unripe chestnut peel bitterness that makes it harder to appreciate the smooth texture. Where’s the mocha? Obviously rich in quality, homegrown ingredients, bold and hop-forward execution, flawed in style as far as I’m concerned.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ads135 (3049) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 11, 2014
A solid porter. The roasty coffee aroma and flavor are accented with dark chocolate. Lingering aftertaste and pleasant bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ej (750) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2014
Pours a dark brown, looking very dark in the glass. Medium tanned head. Nutty aroma with moderate roast and some sweet malty caramel notes as well. Taste is bitter, roasted coffee with roasted grains and a pleasant malty and slightly fruity aftertaste. Lingering coffee and chocolate notes. Medium to light bodied and somewhat dry. avg co2 level.


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