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RATINGS: 2294   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sayravai (4677) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 30, 2005
(Bottled) Opaque dark brown with a smallish, lacy head. Roasted-malty, slightly sweet, smoky aroma with licorice hints. Slightly sweet, moderately malty, aromatic and slightly smoky and flavor. Medium to full-bodied, very smooth, neutral palate with a bitter finish and slightly lemonadey carbonation. A nice, but quite mild porter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rhapsouldize (174) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2005
12 oz. bottle. Pours a nearly opaque dark mocha brown with decent tan head. Considerable lacing. Well-balanced aroma....you can smell the hops and the malts, and a touch of chocolate and coffee. Sweet, hoppy, chocolatey flavor with a slightly bitter aftertaste. Well-balanced in general, and smooth on the palate. One of the best porters I’ve had, but in all pretty standard.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WorstDemoEver (15) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 25, 2005
I enjoyed this beer very much. It was a good balance of malt and hops. I felt as if the flavor had a slight blueberry/cranberry hint to it with a light caramel/vanilla finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dextolen (151) - Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2005
Bottle. Pours opaque black/brown with a coffee colored head. Nice lancing exhibited. Aromas of malt and coffee, a mild fruityness. A rich flavor, sweet and chocolatey, yet a refreshingly bitter aftertaste. A good porter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - JAN 20, 2005
Pours a deep brown with a nice creamy tan head. Flavor has some caramel and chocolate. The aroma from this brew is nice and malty. Has a wonderful finish. One I will be enjoying again soon.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2005
Very dark brown. Mmmm, very good porter. Incredibly well balanced. Great roasted malt and chocolate flavor with a gentle bitter finish. Great smooth mouthfeel. Certainly enjoyed this one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hershiser2 (1327) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2005
Black with a large brown head. Smells of sweet caramels, candy, and some fruitiness. Flavor starts sweet, with that fruitiness and candy, but finishes bitter and smooth. Nice & tasty... and inexpensive!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 15, 2005
Black with tan head. Very syrup-like flavor. I guess honey? Has a slight bitter hop finish

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2005
Another one from the pack of "old faithfuls". Pours a dark black color, with a medium head. Aroma is roasty malts. A medium bodied porter. More chocolate than coffee in the nose. This beer is also a little hoppier than most porters. Smooth taste. A nice drinkable porter, nothing fantastic, just consistently good. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pailhead (5424) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JAN 12, 2005
Bottle: Roasted coffee and light chocolate aromas. Pours a dark brown with red hilights when held to the light. Real nice tan head with excellent retention. Light caramel up front with a nice roasted coffee, light dark chocolate, and citrus hop finish. Very nice porter.


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