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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keoki182 (305) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 28, 2007
Enjoyed on tap yesterday at the restaurant. Solid deep mahogany hue with light brown foam. Aroma of roasted malts and coffee. The mouthfeel was excellent, not too watery but also sessionable. The flavor was outstanding as well...smooth iced coffee came to mind. Very smooth and very tasty makes this porter a winner.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4852) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 8, 2010
12oz bottle. Opaque black color with a frothy beige head that fades down to a thin oily layer after a few minutes. Roasty aroma. This is a great Porter. Some vanilla tones, big bold chocolate, but all beneath a smooth, fluffy malt body. Wow, really nails the style. Porter freaks should seek this one out. Bold, almost approaching Stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (8347) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bpreo (1837) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 9, 2010
Tastes pretty good, everything you would want in a Porter like drink-ability, re-freshness, and other hyphenated descriptions.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sickboy79 (66) - USA - JUL 24, 2010
Tap. I enjoyed this beer. It had a nice rich color and nice matly taste with lots of coffee/chocolate notes to it in the aftertaste. My favorite beer of what they had on tap during my visit.

   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 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

   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
1FastSTi (3341) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 6, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2012 Bottle. Pours to a dark brown body with a thin creamy khaki head. The aroma is roasted coffee and milk chocolate. The flavor is roasted coffee and malt with some light milk chocolate. Average palate. The beer is a very drinkable. 6, 3, 6, 3, 12 = 3.0
Tap at the brewery. So, this beer is actually really nice. While on tap it is a really nice roasted coffee that is super easy drinking. It is light, but substantial. It had no flaws that I could detect.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9841) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2011
Bottle… Pours black with a small, creamy, khaki head. Good retention. Nice vanilla and mocha nose. Medium to full-bodied with moderate carbonation. Very roasty and well hopped–burnt and moderately bitter. A little cardboardy, but not enough to be annoying. Finishes up much the same – scorched and mildly bitter with a hint of cardboard. Nice effort. Hey, thanks Dad!

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