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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
RSRIZZO (1900) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2009
(Bottle courtesy of Headbanger) - Color is black with good carbonation and a thin off white head. Aroma is a faint roasted malt scent. Taste is burnt and dry. Starting with a medium body it goes down easy with a smooth fizzy feel. Finish is a deep roasted burnt like taste with a touch of bitterness. After taste is dry with the burnt lingering a bit. Its ok but a bit drier then I like a Porter it be.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 11, 2009
On tap 9/1/08: Pours a semi-transparent dark mahogany with a fully-lacing tan head. Aroma of semi-sweet dark toasty caramel malts with a touch of dark chocolate. Body starts with good fullness and toasty dark caramel maltiness with some chocolatey bittersweetness and hop balance before the smooth finish. A pretty decent porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - MAY 30, 2009
11.2 oz bottle from Headbanger - thanks! Near black with a big khaki head. Big, lightly bitter baking chocolate nose, a bit herbal. Flavor follows to a T, although a bit weaker than the aroma promised. A bit thin, excellent lace rings. Solid if unspectacular.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Headbanger (3542) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2009
12oz bottle 5/27/09 (Purchased at Brewpub)-Pours a lighter black with a small loose tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate. Taste of the same with the chocolate and a bitterness come across on the back end. This medium bodied brew is not bad and I was quite surprised.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badgerben (4631) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 15, 2009
Bottle, thanks to Skyview. Black color with a medium head. Very light roasted barley aroma. Dry malt taste. Light coffee and cocoa flavors. A bit metallic. Overall decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Had this one bottled, thanks Dad! Thick, coal black pour with a thin, rapidly dissipating light brown head, a good, nutty and malty nose, and a flavor of roasted almonds, sweet coffee, and chocolate malts. Smooth and slightly bitter finish. Not bad!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MartiniFiend (104) - Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 9, 2008
Bottle. Pours black with a small tan head. very light malt aroma. Light to the palate. weak malt taste with a metalic finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 8, 2008
Draft at the brewpub. Varied aroma of chocolate, nuts, vanilla, and a hint of butter. Poured a dark brown color with orange highlights. The head was tan. Medium bodied and dry. The flavor was roastier than I had expected based on the nose and there was a nice nutty note. Pretty good beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shendrix (478) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 15, 2008
Hmm....I see that there’s a bit of disagreement about this brew. When I sat down at this overwrought pretentious tourist trap, I wasn’t expecting much. The first few sips of this dark brown bordering on black porter--served in a plastic cup for Christ’s sake--didn’t immediately dispel my misgivings. But as I sipped through the brew the lightly sweetened chocolate set against the coffee and thick oaty/nutty base against the mild lactose sweetness grew on me.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2008
Thanks Mullman for sharing. Very strange, odd taste and mouthfeel. Couldn’t get past the acidity and alcaseltzer to get any flavor. A shipwreck for sure for me.

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