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RATINGS: 323   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Take thou also unto thee wheat, and barley, and beans... and put them in one vessel. The beans of bygone brewers, united with cacao and coffee, to create a trinity of roasted, rich, and savory flavors.


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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimmie65 (330) - Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Very dark brown pour with a creamy tan head. Aroma is chocolate and coffee. Flavor is coffee and both milk and dark chocolate, with bitter coffee predominating. Very smooth and drinkable. my favorite coffee porter to date.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11925) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2014
(Draught) Pours a dark brown (near black) body with a medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark fruit, coffee, and caramel. Flavor of roasted malt, anise, figs, raisins,, grain, caramel, coffee, and cocoa with a dry, bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wheresyourball (481) - El Cajon, California, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Skinny can to tulip. Dark brown pour with a fine beige head. Nose is roast, malt, coffee. Flavor is coffee, malt, slight bitterness, chocolate, sweet finish. Smooth mouthfeel. Surprisinigly good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hotstuff (4058) - Indiana, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Rated on 5-03-2014 (Can) This beer has a very small tan head that mostly diminishes, transparent reddish brown body, no visible carbonation, and no lacing. The aroma is roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, and alcohol. The flavor is moderately sweet, moderately bitter, roasted malt, burnt, chocolate, coffee, and boozy. The mouthfeel is boozy and this beer is medium bodied. Overall, this beer is very good tasting and a sipping beer. The various flavors come together nicely and the 10%ABV is very drinkable. This beer is very worth trying and a beer I would drink again.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thedm (4920) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAY 3, 2014
This canned brew from a restaurant poured a medium sized head of foamy dark brown colored bubbles that were very long lasting and left behind a no visible carbonation opaque dark black brown colored body and a thick foamy lacing. The mild aroma was malty and brown malt. The mildly vinous crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start with a mellow finish with a lingering dark malt aftertaste. The creamy flavor contained notes of coffee, roasted malt, mildly vinous ,mild hops, brown malt and dark malt. Delicious and one I would certainly like to have again.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1217) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Pours black like oil, same viscosity too, nice foamy brown head. Coffee, cocoa, and roasted malt on the nose; follows onto the palate. Full bodied. Finishes with chocolatey espresso flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnGalt1 (439) - , Idaho, USA - APR 15, 2014
One of the base beers in my recent trade with madnismo, shared one of these tonight with my Tuesday night friends. 2 finger tan head... pretty good retention and okay lacing atop a very dark brown beer that still shows nice ruby highlights at the stem. Nose is an enticing mix of cocoa, coffee and hints of oaky vanilla.. dark caramel sugary essence helps carry and marry the aromas. Bigger vanilla bloom on the palate that doesn’t show in the nose... plenty of cocoa, coffee is lesser than the nose... dark roasty malts also don’t show as much as expected... a sorta nutty malt moves in with the vanilla/caramel mash-up and produces an easy drinking brew. Body is surprisingly light given the 10%... good carbonation, but still thick and coating... very drinkable... deceiving. Thanks again Nathan for the great trade.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (2606) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 15, 2014
12oz can thanks to Toby. Pours out a dark brown topped with a tan head. Nose tons of coffee beans and roast malts. Taste is as the nose with a heavy coffee front a nice chocolate and a good roast on the end.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
anthony850 (239) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2014
On tap smooth Porter with chocolate and coffee. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hockeybeerguy (1466) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Rcvd in trade. Reviewed from notes. The appearance has a dark brown/almost black body with a three finger white foamy head rises and falls leaving some speckled foamy spider web lacing and is fairly clingy. The smell has some dark coffee up front with a slight chocolate in the background. The taste is sweet and bitter at different times through the coffee and chocolate. Sticky bitter aftertaste and finishes slightly dry. On the palate, it sits about a light to medium, comes across fairly sessionable despite where the ABV is. Carbonation seems just right to me and for the style. Overall, this is a pretty good Baltic Porter.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maekchu (1943) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 14, 2014
Can from Five Points Bottle Shop (Atl Hwy). Dark chocolate and light sugary coffee nose. Dark translucent brown with a thick rocky head. Initial is all chocolate, rich and sweet / deep dark plums, bitter fruit rind, soy sauce, and considerable alc. warmth / sweet finish with some slightly stinging hoppiness. Medium body. Very good balance of coffee and chocolate. Alc. is way up there. Could be a satisfying breakfast drink for cold winter mornings.


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