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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Nitro at Russian River. Deep, clear ruby pour with a thin but wildly persistent yellowish cream head. Full sheets of nitro lace. Nose is chocolate brownie. Taste is more meaty and smoky than the OVL stout. Thicker body but still not so thick for style. Sessionable, coffee bitter, saving grace of hazelnut butter and nutella. Richer palate. No citric tanginess. Nice stuff. Melted chocolate character is appreciated. No sugar or astringent notes. Good stuff. Palate is slightly tangy but immensely clean. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 8, 2012
Draft, darker cola pour with light and smal head. Milder aroma of medium roast and chocolate solid porter flavor. Roast a d milky chocolate. Medium mouthfeel. Good not world class

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oRos (1540) - sacramento, California, USA - FEB 3, 2012
Great porter has the roasty chocalte flavor. One of the best porters ive had. I say go get it if you can

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7916) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Sampled at Toronado, but also available at the brewery on my visit. Pours with a near black body with a lasting tan head and good lace. Aromas are bitter, earthy, dusty, bready, nutty, fudge, soil and caramel. Quite dry. Flavors are bready, grainy and nutty. Strong malt complexity with out a lot of malt (brown malt?). Medium bitterness, and decently dry. Medium bubbles, dry and lasting bitterness. Well put together (as always!).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (7344) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
msante79 (2224) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italarican (1543) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beershine (5219) - 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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chibuck (3509) - 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.

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