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RATINGS: 2356   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   IBU: 36   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChtiBreizh (393) - Rennes, FRANCE - DEC 14, 2015
Clear black, not completely opaque, beige very dense frothy head. Aroma is on sweet berries, milk chocolate, lightly roasted. Medium sweet, light bitterness, sparkling and light mouthfeel. Easy and lacking intensity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
klm1 (694) - - DEC 10, 2015
Pours black color, slightly haze, with yellowish off-white head. Aroma: intense aroma of dark malt, which takes on coffee, cocoa, supported with hop aroma, which takes on citruses, pine, with some floral notes. Flavor: intense malt flavors, which takes on coffee, cocoa nibs, supported with obvious hop flavors, which takes on pine, citruse and some flovers. Finish is stick-dry and slightly bitter. Body is medium, carbonation also, texture is silky soft.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
oqnid (130) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 3, 2015
3 déc'15 -->Porter noire, 5.6%, 355ml -acajou aux reflets rubis, mousse onctueuse -nez terreux, herbe mouillé, peau de banane -entrée douce, léger rôti, légumes grillés; humidité (terreuse) -mince -finale torréfaction, café (allongé), caroube; légère amertume -parfaite intro au style Co=2.5 Arô=2 Am=2 Su=1 Arr-g=2 Ac=1 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SuperTiti33 (832) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 3, 2015
Brune claire aux reflets rouges. Nez: savon. Vert. Houblon terreux. Bouche: légère. Rôtie. Un peu végétale. Terreuse. Bien. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yourilevesque (903) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 30, 2015
Un liquide parfaitement filtré, brun et aux reflets rubis surmonté d’une jolie mousse éphémère mais qui laisse de belles dentelles sur mon verre. Arômes minces de torréfaction, de jeune café légèrement vanillé et de noisette. Beaucoup de choses mais l’ensemble manque de tonus. Les saveurs sont davantage affirmées et j’y décèle beaucoup de noix, un houblon présent sur un liquide mince et plutôt aqueux. Une belle effervescence rend le tout encore plus léger et facile à boire. Une rondeur ainsi qu’une profondeur auraient été les bienvenues.

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
R4N5H (525) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2015
12oz bottle poured into a long stemmed tulip glass on 16-Nov-2015. Almost black in colour with a creamy tan coloured head. Aroma of cocoa and coffee. Creamy bittersweet chocolate and coffee on the palate and a little bit of sweetness remaining on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
rocc05rx8 (7) - - NOV 27, 2015 does not count
Barely any bitterness but very rich on aroma. Taste is thick, malty chocolate. Hints of a coffee/deep woody note. Good beer over all for a nice beer at dinner time.

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kruspijuegos (18) - Alicante, SPAIN - NOV 24, 2015
No del todo redonda. Desde luego entra bien pero al final carga un poco. Difícil encontrar y tampoco tan especial.

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjsint (1803) - Stuntney, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2015 Bottle from Foot of the Walk (JDW), Leith. Very, very dark brown. Lots of visible carbonation. Coffee aroma mixes with fruit and a bit of spice, almost peppery. Sweet caramel taste, a bit too cloying but still tasty. Gorgeous silky palette. Not one of my favourite SN beers but still well above average in general.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hippoman (525) - Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2015
355ml Bottle from The Bishops’ Mill (JDW), Durham, £2.99 Black pour with a thin and diminishing, cream-coloured head. The nose is muted but some pleasant, rich cocoa does come through. It’s full of wonderful, indulgent dark chocolate flavours with some sweeter, creamy tones too. There’s also a yeasty, marmite bite which gives it a little welcome bitterness and prevents it from falling into the trap of being overly rich. Very good porter - I’d like to drink one a little warmer to fully appreciate the malt character.

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