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RATINGS: 2306   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 13, 2005
Poured a dark brown with an off white head. Roasted malty aroma with hints of smoke. Flavors of chocolate and roasted malt. Medium with a fizzy carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2005
The everpresent Sierra Nevada bitter hops finish is here and makes this porter a little more refreshing than say a an Anchor Porter but overall is less chewy and I like substance in my porter over a crisp finish. A good porter but I prefer the Anchor slightly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2005
Bottle at Ølbaren Cph. Dk. Dark red almost black colour with a small baige head. Light roasted sweet coffee hoppy aroma and a Roasted dry taste. Medium body and a roasted dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2005
Pours a deep, dark red with little head. Aroma of burnt sugar, cocoa, coffee and hops. Smooth on the palate while coating it with a pleasant acrid and burnt flavor. Balanced with some toffee flavor and sweetness. Low bitterness. Finishes quick with a mild lingering presence. Well made.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ToolHead (266) - København, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2005
35 cl bottle. Served in Ølfabrikken tulip. Color is near black w/ red highlights. Impressive, dense, off-white head that leaves fine lacing. Yummy, rounded coffee- and chocolate aroma w/ fine hop presence. The flavor is superbly balanced: slightly roasted, nicely hopped, fittingly dark. Good drinkability.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerhandy (195) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 8, 2005
Bottle pours obsidian with 1.5” firm tan head. Aroma-Hopped Dark roast coffee Flavor-roasted malts with some citrusy, piney hops. Medium to full mouth feel. I thought it more stoutlike than porter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (7382) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 7, 2005
Bottle. Brown beer with a big beige head. Roasty chocolate malt. Full bodied, but goes down easily. Roasty aroma. Well put together.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JonMoore (2012) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2005
Black (nearly) with a large beige head. Roasted malt aroma with chocolate and coffee. Very nice, asy drinking porter with a smooth mouthfeel. Taste is roated malts, chocolate and coffee with a nice hoppy bitter finish. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (8500) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2005
Dark blackish pour with medium tan head. Aroma of roasted dark malts, chocoff, and some almonds. Has a nice, firm palate, with tastes of chocoff, nuts, prunes, and a finishing roasty touch. Delicious.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AdamSkillin (376) - High Bridge, New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2005
Not a bad attempt at a porter. Kind of a starter porter, not too heavy or malty. If you tried to make a black and tan, I think the tan would win. Only thing that stands out is some decent hops.

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