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Brewed by SKA Brewing
Style: Porter
Durango, Colorado USA

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RATINGS: 214   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   IBU: 46   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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The perfect robust porter: The sharp bitterness of the black malt sits nicely within the overall malty sweetness. Full bodied with a medium hop bitterness.

Six different malts are combined to create this complex Robust Porter. Perle and Willamette hops are added to fashion the perfect balance for which the Ten Pin is renowned.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerguy101 (5278) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 9, 2005
12 oz bottle. Dark brown color. Small sized beige foamy head, with minimal lacing. Aroma is chocolate and coffee with a touch of vanilla. A medium to light bodied porter. Malts are chocolate and coffee. Slightly spicy hops. Nice balance. Slightly sweet, chocolate malts. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (7826) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2005
Pours dark brown with minimal off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt, some chocolate, almonds. Tastes roasty, with a nut and chocolate finish. Solid.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 8, 2005
Pours a transparent dark brown with a thin light tan head, that leaves a fine lacing. Aroma has a light cookie dough and caramel presence with mild roasty malt and milk chocolate. Body starts with a nice sugary maltiness tending toward a slightly drier roasty finish with a touch of lactose. Nicely balanced and enjoyable, with good drinkability. Thanks TChrome!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TChrome (1417) - Bedford, Texas, USA - APR 3, 2005
Beer pours dark mahogany color with a nice cream colored head and some light lacing. Aroma is all malt, chocolate and caramel just a hint of roasted nuts. Flavor is nicely malty, but like other SKA beers, seems to be just a bit short on ingredients. These guys really need to amp things up to address the needs of the modern craft beer drinker. These beers might fly well in the Old Country, but fall short the New World. Rather thin palate as well. Oh well Nefarious Ten Pin is good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 30, 2005
The beer spews from the 12-ounce brown bottle a deep brown with ruby highlights, the head portly in size and the consistency frothy with the color a winsome tan and the lace left over a thick sheet to obscure the glass. The nose has a light toasted aroma with a caramel and nut like sweetness, fresh and clean, the start is slightly sweet with a modest malt presence and the top a bit thin in its feel. Finish has a mild acidity and the hops pleasantly spicy, quite dry aftertaste, a pleasant albeit light porter in my estimation.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomciccateri (995) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAR 29, 2005
Opaque, with a thick tan head. Medium-bodied where early hops are followed by rich chocolate and black malt falvors and a dry finish. Very easy-drinking.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 26, 2005
Brown with a thin head. Biscuits and some roasted malt in the palate. Thin body. Kind of mild for a porter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FlacoAlto (3800) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 10, 2005
Pours with a frothy light brown head that sits atop a dark, almost black, clear, amber colored beer. The aroma is fruity at first but then finishes with a solid roasted coffee bean note. The fruitiness again reminds me a bit of cherries. The taste is quite light. It is sweet with a lightly astringent roasted note in the finish. This is again a very light and easy drinking beer that seems quite appropriate as a session porter. This beer has notes of toasted biscuits, cherries, burnt raisins, and a hint of vegetal character perhaps.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 10, 2005
In the bottle. Pours a dark dark brown with a heavy beige head. Aroma is an enticing roasted chocolate. Donít chill this beer! Drink it at room temperature. This is a very flavorful chocolate malt tasting ale. Body is medium, not too thick and not too thin. This might be one of the best balanced porters Iíve had in a while.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - JAN 31, 2005
Bottle pored black baby! With no head and spotty lacing. Aroma of roasy malt FlavorOf roast ,light mals caramel. Chocolate, fruit.. great on the palate!


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