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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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Six malts and four hops go into this tasty dark ale. Hints of toffee, caramel, and chocolate are evident from aroma to finish in this approachable robust porter. 1.059 O.G / 40 BUs


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (4880) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 27, 2012
Honestly, is there a bad Russian River beer? 16oz pour is a lightly viscous mostly opaque black with a creamy off white head. Malty, chocolatey aroma that has some bread, toast, cookie dough and brown sugar. Flavor Ian really solid and more of the same; malty, milk chocolate, brown sugar, multi grIn bread. Medium bodied, dry finish

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2012
On tap at Toronado. Pours very dark brown to near black with light tan head. Aromas of roasted malts, chocolate, and light coffee. Flavors of roasted malts, good amount of chocolate, light coffee and caramel. Extremely tasty porter. Very nice example of style.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italarican (1481) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2012
On tap at the brewery. Pours deep dark chocolate brown. Classic (but well done- clean) porter aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, and a bit of caramel. Perfectly emanating roasted coffee and dark chocolate flavor. Minimal hop presence that provides enough backbone. Just a great porter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jethrodium (366) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 28, 2011
Growler generously shared by colonelforbin. Thanks Mike. Pours brown with a decent sized light tan head that has good retention and leaves quite a bit of lacing on the glass. The aroma has a decent roastiness, some caramel, a bit of coffee, and some hints of chocolate. The initial taste has a light sweetness with some roasted coffee. A bit of caramel and some chocolate. Some more roastiness on the finish. Quite dry overall. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Quite a nice beer. Not terrible complex, but very well done. I would certainly enjoy having this regularly.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2011
Draft @ brewpub. Black and beautiful, with an extra thick coating of tan lacing on the glass. Aroma of pure cocoa and ovaltine. Very creamy palate with a long lasting finish that has late emerging, intriguing rich dark roast in the end. Flavors are unadulterated chocolate and the toasted malt ending is fabulously real and adds so much unpretentious depth and complexity. Want more porters like this. Gorgeous!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2011
Huge thanks to Alex for shipping this from RR and Sean sharing it with us yesterday. The perfect porter session beer, makes me think this is what a good small pub English beer tastes like. A dark brown pour, tons of carbonation in a light tan head, good retention and lacing...Aroma and taste are similar and awesome. Light coffee, nice roastyness, super tastey and super easy to drink. Kept coming back to this growler throughout the night. Get some of this right away.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2010
Growler courtesy of wavers1. Opened and shared at Dark Lord Day 2010. A: Pours a very dark brown with a nice tan head. S: Plenty of roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate. Nothing too complex, but very well done. T: Similar to the nose in characteristics. Nice depth of the present flavors. Nothing earth-shattering, but at the same time very nice for the style. M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. D: Quite drinkable, especially for the style. Thanks again to wavers1 for getting this out to me, as this is one I had been waiting to try for a long time. Serving type: growler Reviewed on: 05-03-2010

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vikingbrew (193) - Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2010
On tap. Dark brown. Moderate off white head. Aroma and flavor of dark malt, chocolate and toffee. Nice!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
daknole (9114) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 14, 2010
LCBS 2010. What a standout porter. Holy shit. Brown pour, tan head. Roasty, malty, chocolate aroma. Flavor is so smooth. Chocolate, dark fruits, roasted malt. Helluva porter. RR just kicks ass. End of story.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (2254) - Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2010 Another mad growler shared by Johnathan at the LCBS 10. A nice porter. Chocolate, roasted malts, and some coffee. It was just a little bitter for my taste. But in all fairness, I just had Millennium and M, so the next guy might have trouble measuring up. i would like to revisit this beer again...


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