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Sixpoint Black Market Porter (Carob Porter)
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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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Another fantastic offering from our friends at Sixpoint. This is a complex, toasty, yet very drinkable porter – b rewed with 20lbs carob chips. The nose is mild with tones of coffee and hints of warming malt. The taste has touches of bitter chocolate, a little dried fruit, and just the right amount of bitterness to make you beg for another sip.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (4833) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2008
Tap at Bobbique - sixpoint makes solid american-style porters, and this is no different - the carob compliments the roasted malts quite well, and the hop bitterness feeds into both qualities to accentuate the bitter bakers chocolate attributes - medium sweetness balances this - the hops get mildly assertive in the finish, but otherwise it’s smooth and tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 12, 2008
Name: Black Market Carob Porter
Date: 09/13/2008
Mode: Growler
Source: Trade

Appearance: black, fine beige head, layers of drippy lace,
Aroma: sweet caramel and chocolate aroma,
Body: big body,
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, nice dark caramel sweetness brings out the chocolate, chewy, lots of hop flavor, earthyness adds a drying componant, turns very dry and roasty upon warming,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **4

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiddleBrau (932) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2008
Black with tan head that left nice lacing. Minimal aroma. Dry chocolate flavor, slightly roasty. Palate was a bit thin for my tastes.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4364) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 19, 2008
Appearance: Pours a dark brown, near black body with a thin ring of off-white bubbles on top. Smell: Chocolaty carob scent butts up against citrusy hops and complimentary notes of licorice and Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Taste: Pleasing blend of chocolate, licorice, cinnamon, and carob followed by a light sweetness. Then the citrus drops, bringing a light bitterness with it. Finishes faintly bitter and with an earthy taste of carob. Slight roastiness lingering in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Drinkability: Fairly tasty and enjoyable porter. My hat is OFF to Sixpoint.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2008
Draught at Blind Tiger. Not much head on a black pour into a tulip glass. Chocolatey "tootsie roll" aroma, with some roast coffee notes and even a touch of cream. Mostly bitter, roast chocolate/cocoa flavor, with a certain earthiness underneath becoming a slight ashen leaf smokiness on the finish. An ideal balance of the chocolate/coffee/roastiness characters that should be in a fine porter, with an extra "chocolate" dimension from the carob addition. NIce work.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ATLBeerDog (280) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 13, 2008
Pours a pitch black – with a small 1/8 inch tan head. Smells of beautiful roasted coffee, chocolate, and hops. First sip is pure coffee heaven with a absolutely gorgeous chocolate bitterness . Fairly creamy bodied, carbonated well. If you like coffee and coffee infused beers, you will not be disappointed. This is one fine porter.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2008
Draft at Blind Tiger for the Sixpoint event. Blackish brown pour. Big body on this one, roasty aroma with a flavor that is loaded with unprocessed cocoa. Very tasty. All the flavors marry well, and this is a real easy drinker. One of the best I’ve had from Sixpoint.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LilBeerDoctor (3440) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2008
Growler. Pours a dark brown with a small, thick but quickly disappearing tan head. Aroma of coffee, rich roasted malt, sweet malt, and citrusy hops. Flavor of roasted malt, slight roasted nuts, lots of semi-sweet chocolate in the finish. Yum, nice chocolatey-ness! Smooth bodied with a full palate (although the palate is the weakest component of the beer, IMO). Not quite as full-bodied and robust as Gorilla Warfare but still a good beer and awesome porter!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2008
Growler. Aroma of cocoa/cocoa powder, roasted malt. Flavor of the same, increasing roastedness/bitterness as time goes by. Nice balance. Nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbill (3377) - Laurel, New York, USA - SEP 4, 2008
From a growler filled at Dave’s Bellport Beer & Cold Soda. Pours a muddy very dark brown with a moderate brown head that evaporated before my eyes and was completely gone by the first sip. Very pleasant aroma of lightly roasted malt, coffee, a bit of chocolate, and hops (this is Sixpoint afterall). The flavor is very interesting and quite lovely with very lightly roasted malt, chocolate and some ashy smokiness followed by some moderate hops towards the finish. A bit dry towards the finish as well, and I can’t decide if that is from the hops or the ash. A very nice porter.


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