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RATINGS: 2119   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

chickenflea's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chickenflea (332) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2009
UPDATED: APR 10, 2010 12-oz bottle. Toasty aroma with some hints of prune and bread. Dark brown color with reddish cast. Stiff brown head with legs. Bitter and mildly sweet at first. Roasted to the point of ashiness. Sour cherry and apple notes. Bitterness mellows and then deepens on the finish. Pretty clean however. Medium to light body with some astringence on the front. High drinkability. Changed my opinion about this beer after several bottles. It grows on you but it is still just slightly above average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ATulloch (71) - Aberdeenshire, SCOTLAND - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle from deeside drinks emporium. Pours a blackish brown with a thin tan head which lasts. Aromas of roasted malts,dark chocolate with a slight sweetness. Taste is similar with some coffee as well as chocolate with an almost Turkish delight sweet hint. Quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
klippx (52) - Solna, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2014
Like the backpack in Dora the Explorer I say: "Yum yum yum yum yum delicious!" Roasty coffee aroma and solid after taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dambor (32) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 12, 2014
Pours dark brown, leaves a nice lacing on the glass. Aroma: roasted malts dominate, with some coffee and dark fruit. Taste: medium bodied, which makes the rostaed malts not too dominating. Not too sweet, some coffee in the background. Medium/low carbonation, which is perfect for this beer. A solid, very drinkable porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Danev76 (478) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2014
Rich toffee malt aroma. Dark ruby brown colour with excellent head. Excellent chocolate and coffee flavours. Heavy body with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sinfull (815) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Classic of the genre. Dark brown color , bog beige head. Aroma of roasted caramel , coffee and hint of dark fruits. Sweet malty , caramel taste with coffee notes. Pleasant roasted bitterness in finish and aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sinte (329) - Udine, ITALY - JUL 28, 2014
Bottle 0.35L. Dark brown body with reddish nuances; large, creamy, tan head, mosly lasting with nice lacing. Moderate malty (caramel, roasted, coffee) aroma with notes of dark fruits and licorice. Moderate-to-heavy bitter and light-to-moderate sweet flavour with a dry and bitter finish. Medium-to-full body with creamy texture; soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crlnts (280) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 27, 2014
Very dark brown. Light brown head. Creamy. Roasted malts, hops, balanced. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
picoloC (13) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2014
355 ml bottle. Aroma is sweet with brown sugar and vanilla notes. Appearance is dark but clear, thin white head. Sweet and salty taste with a light and creamy body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cousin_Larry (312) - - JUL 26, 2014
Pours jet black with minimal head. Aroma is muted coffee and chocolate. Flavor is excellent - coffee & cream. Only drawback is a slightly metallic aftertaste. Very, very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adster (203) - HUNGARY - JUL 26, 2014
Sötét gesztenyebarna, lágyan pörkölt malátás, kissé füves színezetű, süteménytésztához hasonló illatokkal rendelkezik, mely telt, gazdag ízek jelenlétét sejteti. Élénk, közepesen testes, az étcsokoládé és karamell keserédes jelenlétével, valamint a komló szénás lecsengésű, lágy aromájával. Letisztult ízjegyek jellemzik, elkülönült és rendszeridegen utóízek nélkül - tökéletesen egyben van a sör. Füstös, pirított aromája még karakteresebbé teszi, anélkül azonban, hogy ízvilága túlságosan is robusztussá válna. Kifinomultsága miatt az egyik legjobb porternek tartom, amit valaha ittam.

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