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RATINGS: 2131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   IBU: 36   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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A delicious, dark-colored, medium-bodied ale made with roasted malted barley. It has a creamy head and a very rich, yet smooth, malty flavor.
Bittering Hops: Nugget
Beginning Gravity: 14.5 Plato
Finishing Hops: Willamette
Ending Gravity: 3.5 Plato
Malts: Two-row Barley Malt, Caramel Malt, Chocolate Malt, Black Malt, Dextrin Malt

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (4713) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2014
7/IX/14 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle from Bierhalle Deconinck (Vichte) @ home - BB: n/a, bottled: IV/24/14 4:56 (2014-970) Thanks to Bene for picking this one up at the shop!

Clear dark purple brown beer, big creamy light beige head, very stable, non adhesive. Aroma: very malty, caramel, burnt raisins, some vanilla, mocha, cocoa powder, chocolate, very roasted, toast. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: very roasted, bitter hops, coffee, some cocoa powder, grains, malty, little sourish. Aftertaste: hoppy, very roasted, dark chocolate, coffee, little bit of caramel, bitter hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
sir__v (657) - Lille, FRANCE - SEP 29, 2014
Bottle @ Delirium Cafť, Brussels - BE. Color: black beer with small carbonation and small brown head. Smell: chocolate and coffee malt with some vanilla notes and whiskey presence. Taste: nice sweet malt taste as chocolate malt and roasted malt. Caramel notes and some alcohol presence. Aftertaste: good chocolate and coffee presence. Nice final malt. Roasted notes. Really nice beer, I recommend it. The balance is not amazing but for the flavor of chocolate itís a must to try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacecube (855) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2014
355ml bottle, pours deep and dark with an off white head. Roasted malt, creamy texture and earthy hop with a nice bitter finish, nicely balanced. Very solid and tasty porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swaroga (1352) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 28, 2014
Butelka 33cl. OCZY : piwo ma kolor ciemnego brązu, ktůry w szklance jest nieprzejrzysty i wydaje się być czarny. Piana jest średniej wielkości koloru kości słoniowej. NOS : piwo ma średnio intensywne aromaty : czarnej czekolady, pumpernikla, zwietrzałych chrupek serowych. Po wstrząśnięciu wyczuwam dodatkowo pomarańcza i toffi. USTA : mało nasycone o konsystencji mleka. Miękkie. Piwo jest łatwe w piciu i przyjemne w buzi. Smak jest średnio słodki o nutach pumpernikla z cieniutką warstwą Nutelli. Z kolei nie jest kwaśny jak pumpernikiel. Gorycz jest minimalna i palona. Posmak piwa jest średnio intensywny i przypomina popiůł i niesłodzone kakao. ODCZUCIA : trudno się przyczepić do tego piwa i biorąc pod uwagę niskie OG (original gravity) 14,5 Plato to wykonanie jest wzorowe. Ale nudne. OCENA : smak : 6/10 pijalność : 7/10 styl : 0

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Zita (4664) - Assentoft, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2014
DFō;light karamel aroma,red, clear, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, light malty,bitter and watery finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RickFifty (312) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - SEP 22, 2014
Deep brown color, beige head. Roasted malt nose, coffee, chocolate, earthy hops. Coffee taste, milk chocolate, roasted malt, dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rotaman14 (79) - Potsdam, GERMANY - SEP 20, 2014
Dark brown. White head which doesnít last too long. Roasted malt on the nose. Flavours are toffee, bread, some hops towards the end. Medium body. Enjoyable, but not really special.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
flying_pig (946) - SCOTLAND - SEP 15, 2014
355ml Bottle from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow (£2.60):
Another excellent beer from Sierra Nevada as Iíve come to expect from the California based brewery, this oneís best bit seemed to be the fact it was so well balanced with no one flavour overpowering the rest, I even managed to detect the hops coming through in this one with relative ease which is fairly unusual for such a style of beer. Great from the get go, Iím just disappointed it has taken me so long to actually get round to trying this one but itís certainly been worth the wait.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
teromous (55) - - SEP 14, 2014
Appearance: Black body with a quickly fading off-white head. Decent lacing. Aroma: Light roasted scent, but nothing else. Taste: Big roast coffee flavor, a bit nutty, and some alcohol flavor. Palate: Light bodied and finishes dry and clean. Very easy drinking. Overall: Itís a good clean easy to drink simple porter. Iím not jumping out of my socks or anything but itís good. Not something I would buy a sixer of, but I would buy a single every now and then or enjoy it in a mixed case.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
winto (30) - Washington, USA - SEP 12, 2014
nose: correct but indistinct. cacao, grains. smells clean and boring. palate: hmmm...itís thin and dry, possibly too much so, like guinness but with less flavor and texture and more of an acidic edge. very earthy. not sure i like it. finish is short and tannic like dark chocolate

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