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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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A dark, full bodied beer, with overtones of coffee and roasted barley, that is slightly sweet, with just enough hops to balance out the full malt flavor.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Frank (3269) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2011
This is a fairly middle of the road porter on the lighter side w/ some minor flavor flaws that do not affect drink-ability too much. It is mildly oasty and a bit on the sweet side but not so much so that that it’s sticky or cloying. Underneath the surface there is a hint of buttery flavor which may or may not be diacetyl but is nonetheless not strong enough to be distracting. Palate is smooth but a touch on the watery side w/ carbonation that is perhaps just a bit too mild. i like what they were trying to do here which is make a lighter but still flavorful beer but the execution is not quite there. This stuff in new to my area so hopefully that means the brewery is new or recently expanded and we’ll see this come together a bit better in the future.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (8821) - Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2011
I was surprised by this one, by far the best brew in this brewery’s lineup. It has a roasty aroma, chocolate in the flavor. It is a bit smoother and waterier in mouthfeel for the style, but it is extremely drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2010
12 oz bottle; clear, dark brown with thin dark tan head; light, dry roast with a little chocolate and dry oat; drinks thin and bone dry; more roast than your average porter, so I’m digging that; flavor profile is a little light though; some more body too and this would be killer

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GranvilleTim (1767) - Granville, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2010
Dark pour with a light tan head. Aroma-roasted malt. Taste- little creamy, low carbonation, roasted malt, a bit thin! Little sweetness, not much. Nice lacing.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jakebra (22) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 23, 2010
Roasty. Nutty. Where’s the porter? Tastes like an overbearing brown ale. Oh well, not offensive in any way.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
twindadplus2 (625) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 17, 2010
Deep reddish black with no real head to speak of. Bittersweet chocolate aroma with a hint of caramel. Dark roasted malt flavor with a nutty coffee undertone. Medium bodied with a creamy, bitter finish. A pretty satisfying porter.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scubatrip (605) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2010
On tap at the brewpub, pours black with a sweet chocolate and malty nose. Taste is bitter chocolate, porter-esque, a bit watery. Ok beer, maybe the best they had this weekend, but nothing to go out of your way for.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fidelis83 (2136) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Pours a clear, very dark brownish red with a thin beige head. Aroma is sweet caramel, chocolate, coffee, grainy malt, buttery roasted nuts and an odd toasty wheat bread note. Flavor is sweet, light roast coffee, chocolate, roasted nuts and a roast note that waits till the finish to show up along with some light metallic notes. Palate is light bodied, slightly creamy on entry turning pretty dry fairly quickly. Not bad, pretty tame for a porter though.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rubbishystuff (1979) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2010
This was really not terribly exciting. We really need to try better on this. Serving: Tap

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
jbuzz (761) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 16, 2010
Bitter aftertaste and tinny all along. Full body but not at all pleasent to drink.


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