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RATINGS: 907   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 158   ABV: 5.25%
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A full-bodied English-style Porter, this brew has a substantial roasted malt character. Brewed with traditional English Ale hops and sweetened with Scottish heather honey. The honey balances the spiciness from the hops and the roasted malt character. The beer is finished by dry hopping with English Goldings.


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cunningham (5622) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 29, 2012 Bottle. A deep red almost black colour with a beige head. Light roasted malt and caramel nose. Mixed flavour of roasted barley, chocolate, caramel and maybee some honey if you taste a lot :-)

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
seymour (1654) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - OCT 20, 2011
Tasted bottle from Brewmaster’s Collection mix-pack into nucleated pint glass. Poured a clear dark brown with firm beige head which quickly dissipated, little lace. Fairly mediocre porter aromas and flavor. Some honey in the nose, very little honey taste, but I’d prefer this to overdoing it with cloying sweetness. Pretty tasty, I’m glad I tried it, but I doubt I will purchase it separately.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dpento1 (236) - Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2011
Pours a dark red brown with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel and some mild honey. Medium bodied with roasted malts, chocolate, honey and some dark fruits. Finishes a little bitter. Not bad.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JWE (209) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2011
Bottle. Pours black with a small brown head. Aroma and taste are roast malt, chocolate, honey and caramel. Not too much honey (good), but a bit boring overall.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
_angst_ (3541) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2011
Bottle @ The Flying Scotsman on September 19. Pours dark chestnut brown with almost no head. Smell is sweet and includes molasses, raisins and lightly roasted malts. Taste is dominated by honey, malt and some burnt sugar. It all ends up in a slightly acidic aftertaste. Quite nice but a bit too sweet and not very complex.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ret12 (453) - Maryland, USA - SEP 11, 2011
This beer is decently complex with a strong honey flavor. Small spice notes and hops balance this beer well.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2011
A porter with a slight taste of honey, but not much. The scent is a little old ale style.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
cryptobard (281) - DENMARK - AUG 20, 2011
Roasted malts complimented by sweet honey. Hops, too. To classify this as a porter is almost sacrilege, as it is still light as all the other Sam Adams beers. Shame.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nogov (121) - Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2011
Deep deep cola colored, with big creamy lacey head. Nose is malt, coffee,and honey. They really did alot of things right here. Taste is wonderfully balanced: malt, coffee, pecans, brown sugar, honey, and a nice dusting of cocoa powder. They should be really commended for the balance they showed here.....a lesser brewry would’ve overloaded the honey with sophomoric enthusiasm. Here the honey is present, but by no means the center flavoring. Acts much more as supporting the porter instead of trying to compete. Well done. EDIT: I should add, this bottle is 3 years old.....so I think the aging played a part in this high score because checking my notes from years ago, I thought there was too much honey flavor. So age definitely improves this one.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Camons (7607) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2011
Bottle @ Home. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, caramel, honey. Taste is malt, light coffee, honey. Medium body, soft carbonation. Might have been a little harsh on this one, since i dont really like honey. 310110


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