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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (17845) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2010
9th October 2008. GABF. Soft palate. Fresh porter with a distinct coffee and caramel dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10884) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8962) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2007
Tap at Barcade. Dark brown, ruby tinted beer with a creamy tan head. Aroma is really lovely with sweet caramel, chocolate and a soft roasted coffee character as well. Some nice complexity in the grain bill that went into this one. A chewy earthiness helps back up the sweet toasty/caramelly maltiness. Flavour is also quite sweet and malty with lots of caramel and sweet lightly roasted coffee as well. A bit of a herbal earthy component throughout that serves as a counterpoint to the sweet malts. Warming brings a soft fruity component that is quite unlike anything I’ve ever tasted before. A solid brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2009
Black with a tan head. Roast y with a slight ash and coffee bitterness. Dry bitter chocolate finish a bit thin but still nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (5318) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (4661) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2009
Tap @ Blind Tiger. Black porter with tan medium head. Decent porter nothing too special flavor is alright, with roasted coffee and chocolate notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4505) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemattie (4356) - Georgia, USA - JUN 12, 2009
Growler. Dark and muddy brown. Aroma of cocoa and Pacific C-hops. Hints of cinnamon. Flavor of bitter wood, hops, burnt malts, unsweetened cocoa powder, some coffee bean. A super tasty Porter. Nicely hopped. 13 sept 08

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClarkVV (4159) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 18, 2007
Cask samples at ABF on 6/16/07
Nearly transparent, but for a slight haziness, the body is a light brown mix of soft mahogany and light tan hues. Beige head sits atop with moderate retention and light lacing.
A beautiful mix of wood-smoked nuttiness and easygoing chocolate mixes with a stronger hint of Spanish coffee-like character. Pale malts add vanilla/honey and a chocolate-peanut-caramel character is achieved, drying out on the finish to become lightly roasty, but keeping a moderate amount of malt sweetness. Big, thick, rich aroma, that despite its strength, never seems overdone. Definitely seems like a mix between a brown and robust porter, with the better qualities of each, IMHO (the sweet, soft maltiness of the former, with the nutty, roasty, chocolatey complexity of the latter).
Peanut brittle, mixed with toffee and milk chocolate seems to be my best approximation of the flavor, with a deliciously chewy, fully malty, rich body. Carbonation is still ample and the attenuation is done well, with no fatiguing sweetness building up. Roasty, heavily nutty carob-like flavors add complexity and give it some uniqueness. Shane’s malting is always impressive and this is one of his best. Easy-drinking for sure, with only perhaps a bit too much nuttiness and light breadiness to complain about.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbill (3565) - 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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