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RATINGS: 2073   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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


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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClubGonzo (3533) - Bergen, - SEP 30, 2012
Bottle. Another classic that I fell in love with during my early beer geek days up for rating; this one has been largely unavailable in Norway a few years but is now back in the game. :-) Pours a deep brown-black body with a ruby taint and a medium creamy off-white head. Aroma is dark chocolate, coffee and deep malty tones rounded off by a gentle dark berry-like fruitiness and hints of freshly cut grass. Taste is smooth roasty coffee tones, dark chocolate, nuts and hints of licorice and leather. Incredibly smooth and creamy mouthfeel, as I can remember being one of the captivating factors that made me love this beer. I still do, fortunately, as sometimes re-visiting old friends in the beer world can be very different than remembered...


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (6460) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 24, 2014
Botlle 355ml @ home
Pours clear reddish brown with a tan head. Aroma has notes of malt, chocolate, cocoa, caramel and hint of floral. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long chocolate finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (131) - Granollers, SPAIN - APR 24, 2014
Cervesa amb tocs torrats i amb molt cos, fàcil de beure. Cerveza con toques tostados y con mucho cuerpo, fácil de beber.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dbhenry (90) - El Paso, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2014
This excellent porter tastes much like a Belgium ale. It is well hopped but not overly so. The malt is not as caramelized as many porters. The overall effect is a tasty, well balanced brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
elbernays (314) - IRELAND - APR 18, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours ruby red with tan head. Light chocolate coffee aroma. Flavour is burnt malts with smooth body. Very nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hag14 (82) - Hafnarfjörður, ICELAND - APR 15, 2014
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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nilsas (987) - Bryne, NORWAY - APR 10, 2014
Duft av sjokolade, lakris, vanilje og kaffe. Dyp sort farge. lite skum, noe brunt heng langs kant. Nydelig smak av kaffe, lakris og sjokolade.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Saeglopur (159) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - MAR 31, 2014
Bottle from bier-deluxe.de. Dark brown body, with some red reflections and a small, creamy, light beige head. Aroma of milk chocolate, coffee, nuts, wood, smoke, some dark fruits. Tastes of coffee, wood, dark chocolate, nuts, dark fruits, some smoke. Mouthfeel is medium, creamy, with a lively carbonation and it finishes roasty, medium bitter, slightly dry, with coffee, smoky wood and slight milk chocolate notes. Overall very good, quaffable. Maybe the taste is a bit too light, but the slight smoky, wooden notes are really nice.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Padpie (3) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 27, 2014 does not count
Surprisingly easy to drink porter, great nose and great flavour, plenty of coffee balanced by a sweet malt, a very easy to drink and tasty porter.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (1397) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Draft ay Good Dog. Dark brown pour that showed as a clear ruby under bright light. Soft off-white foam. Dark nutty Porter with nice complex dark malt flavors. Enough hops in the mix to finish earthy and spicey. Reasonably full body. Not too sweet at all. Lots of burnt nut shells. Black walnuts. Bit too ascetic and astringent in the finish but otherwise top notch.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cagou007 (250) - FRANCE - MAR 26, 2014
Pours dark brown with a medium tan head. Nose is chocolate. Aroma are roasted malts, chocolate, dark fruits, with a hint of coffee. Finish is dry and nutty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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