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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Our creamy porter is ideal for the dark beer connoisseur. It has a lightly roasted flavor with hints of chocolate and peat. A smooth finish and superb balance make it enjoyable going down. The secret to this beer is the extra aging. Even those just getting started with darker beers enjoy this one

cladinshadows' rating

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cladinshadows (47) - USA - DEC 25, 2012
22 oz bottle poured into a shaker style pint glass. Aroma is caramel and roasted malt, slight raisin, and faint smoke. Maybe a little nutty. Pours with a few soda-like bubbles and retains no foam or lacing. Taste is malty caramel with a dry roasted malt finish and hints of raisins and smoke. Decently long finish for a beer of moderately low strength. Palate is well balanced - between the medium low carbonation and roasty dryness and the caramel/raisin sweetness. The smoke is still present but not in sufficient quantity to add or detract from this beer. Overall very tasty for a porter of this strength but not something I would go out of my way to try again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jksipa (542) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2015
On tap at Seattle Tap house SEA. Dark reddish brown with a small khaki head that leaves some lace. Nose is muted chocolate with light vanilla, molasses, and some earth. Flavour is a little more pronounced with light sweet chocolate fronting a medium bitterness. Mouth is medium light and creamy but finishing dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Capa (2316) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JUN 1, 2015
A relatively standard American Porter. Sweet with chocolate and light roasted malt profile. Well brewed and quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbohl (11) - - MAY 17, 2015
Terrific porter! Strikes that elusive balance between smooth and strong, coffee and chocolate, malty and hoppy (more malt).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smallfry (167) - - MAR 20, 2015
(Bottle) Good porter! Very chocolately and smooth without any astringency or bitterness. It’s a bit thin, and maybe too "simple", but otherwise good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidobutai (534) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Full marks on head (thick, long lasting), and color. Lacing was just average. Flavorful aroma, better than the taste. Coffee bean, chocolate, creamy, a bit chalky on the tongue.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHIG (3968) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Draft at GABBF: Poured a black with tan head. Aroma is roasted malts and chocolate. Taste was milk chocolate, coffee bean, and roast malts. Very nice blend of sweet and roast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shadey (1996) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 11, 2015
22oz bottle. Pours black with a big chunky head that diminishes slowly. Pretty beer. Roasty and a bit bitter. Not as smooth or polished as the Blackstone Oatmeal that preceded it. Certainly drinkable, but a little rough around the edges.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (9626) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2014
On tap at Empire Ale House, pours a deep dark brown / black with a small tan head. Aroma brings out nice notes of cocoa, light roast and a touch of coffee. Flavour is quite roasted for a porter, with secondary notes of dry cocoa. Quite robust and full-flavoured despite being rather light on the palate. Very nice stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stevoj (2953) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 2, 2014
Very bitter for a porter, roast grains bringing some stout like bitterness, almost black body supports a fluffy beige head. Burnt toast aroma leads into full on roast bitterness, overall body belies somewhat watery mouth feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gpekar (477) - Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Poured a dark mahogany brown with nice orange/red highlights. There was a tall creamy light brown head that left some light lacing. The aroma was predominately chocolate with some coffee and light roasted caramel malt. The texture of the beer was slightly thin. There was a good coffee presence in the flavor with a nice espresso bitterness developing into the finish that mellowed out nicely. Hints of caramel malt sweetness helped with the balance. This was a nice easy drinking beer, with good flavor, nice aroma and looked great in the glass. Enjoyable

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