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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 10, 2010
Might be one of the best beers i’ve ever had, i’d quite possibly punch my mom for another drank. Without question the best porter I have ever had. Amazing balance of bitter, body, hints of roast, tons of chocolate, backnotes of coffee. simply perfect.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 19, 2012
A - Served a dark brown black with a bit of red coming through around the edges and a finger of frothy chocolate head atop. Head fades at a normal pace leaving some nice lacing behind. S - Aroma is full of roasted caramel malts and coffee. Touch of chocolate as well with a bit of earthy hop. T - Starts off with a mix of some roasted sweet caramel malt and a touch of coffee flavor. Through the middle some chocolate malt and a touch of earthy hop comes through. Finish is a mix of lots of roasted malts with a bit of chocolate and coffee lingering. M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Very smooth with a toasty and dry mouthfeel. D - Very drinkable. Really nicely balanced and smooth porter. The flavors are a good mix of rich and very sessionable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ekoerper (587) - Iowa, USA - JUN 11, 2012
Aroma: rich chocolate, roast malts, coffee, caramel. Pours black, tan head with decent retention and excellent lacing. Smooth chocolate and roast flavors, mellow coffee, toffee, pleasant background sweetness, excellent balance. Medium body and carbonation, silky mouthfeel, excellent. Fantastic brew.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerenberger (1366) - Fischer, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2014
On tap at Russian River Brewery - Aroma of roasted malts and chocolate. A brown-black pour with a non-lasting tan head and abundant lacing. The taste is rich and robust. Dark roasted malts, lactose, chocolate, and hints of coffee. Wonderful! Medium-full body and medium carbonation. Overall, an excellent robust porter. I may move to CA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
heemer77 (5096) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 2, 2009
Easily my favorite regular tap beer at Russian River. The body was black with a tan colored head. The aroma was light coffee with some sweet pancakes. The taste was strong coffee with some dark chocolate. There was also some licorice and raisins.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sparky (2133) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 5, 2009
Hand bottle courtesy of Iowaherkeye – thanks Joey! Pours a dark reddish brown with a 2 finger tan head that leaves very nice lacing. Joey must be the master hand bottler, as I’ve had this for awhile and it’s still perfect! The nose is chocolate and cocoa with some toasted malt in the background. The taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate and coffee with some pine hops in the finish. Medium-to-full creamy mouthfeel. Very nice porter – thanks again Joey!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Tap Pours a dark brown/black with a small head. Aroma roasted malts, chocolate, nuts. Medium bodied. Tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nische (633) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2013
Rated from backlog. On tap at the Russian River brewpub in Santa Rosa. Dry roasty up front with a nice roasty finish, very tasty and somewhat complex.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - SEP 19, 2012
On tap at Russian River. Dark brown pour with a frothy beige head. Chocolate and roast with toffee and caramel in the finish. Full body with fine bubbled effervescence. Nice

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
callmemickey (2474) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Dark brown body, medium pale brown head, streaky lacing. Nose is mellow roast, coffee, caramel, and chocolate. A light bitterness is hinted at. Flavor follows through with a similar balance of roasted malts, caramel, toffee, coffee, and bittersweet chocolate. Medium to full bodied. Moderate carbonation. Nice roasty-bitter finish.


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