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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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexanderj (3332) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Bottle; poured a dark brown/black color. Aroma of coffee, cocoa and caramel. All a bit muted however. Flavor was the same. Not bad, but really lacking in depth and assertiveness. A nice touch of sweetness, but just lacking somewhat.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (2128) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 1, 2013
12 oz bottle poured nearly black but actually dark brown with orangish highlights. The tan head is moderate in size and retention. Good lacing. S: A surprising amount of coffee in the aroma, with plenty of dark roasted malts and a hint of chocolate. T: Roasted malts, soft coffee, toffee and a little brown sugar. Slightly sweet at the start but turns nearly bitter by the finish M-- Light-medium body and carbonation. O: A good porter, not overly sweet despite the apparent dirth of hops.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RobertDale (3698) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 22, 2013
12 ounce bottle. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and caramel. Taste is roasted malt, milk chocolate, cherries, and coffee. Pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
woodychevy (430) - - MAR 6, 2013
Not my favourite from SKA, but a decent porter. Pours black with almost no head. appears pretty carbonated- almost looks like coke when you first pour it. The malt flavours really come through- pretty sweet with a medium mouthfeel. Chocolate, cherries, spice, toast. Mouthfeel is medium- sort of a strange finish- something I can’t quite wrap my palate around. Not overly hoppy- almost too sweet for a porter. decent, just feels not quite balanced. I drank a founders porter about a week ago and should have sworn off porters for the month- nothing is quite living up to that.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (2509) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - FEB 17, 2013
12 oz bottle pours black with minimal tan head and no lacing. Aroma and flavor are rich and dark roasted malts, chocolate, caramel and fruity hop spiciness. Medium body with a slick, smooth texture and average carbonation. Finish is a bit dry, light hops and grains. Complex and robust flavor

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EtTuCthulhu (1124) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JAN 14, 2013
The aroma is subtle yet hoppy and of basement aromas, and the appearance of the beer is dark brown with nearly no head. The beer is of a medium bitterness and slightly sweet, but the body of the beer is full. The texture is thick and slick, and the finish is slightly bitter.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmohno (1134) - Iowa, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Black,quick dimished head,no foam or froth retention. Sweet mild chocolate with some buiscuit. Taste is kind of average,light roast,mild chocolate,some herbal/earthiness,kind of flat and watery,some cherry notes that some dark beers tend to have from chocolate malt maybe,didnt like the finish,kinda diet choco-cherrie cola,semisweet. Ok. Not that great.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
KajII (783) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2012
12oz Bottle. The pour was a murky dark brown with an average (1-2 finger) light brown frothy head that receded down to a medium film and large collar thus creating good runny lacing. The aroma was on the mild side with a roasted dark bread malt, light resin hops and a sweaty yeast along with notes of milk chocolate and coffee. The taste was lightly roasty and somewhat sweet with a touch of chocolate from the onset, progressing with a light bitterness and a nice note of coffee towards the finish. The flavor lasted an average time proceeding the swallow with a slight bitter roastiness left behind. Mouthfeel was a few shades below medium in body with a thin watery texture and a soft carbonation. Overall I found this brew to be rather thin for a Porter, although it was quite flavorful and very easy going down...

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
boozedude (1970) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - OCT 1, 2012
Pours black...hardley any light brown head.. Raisen aroma.. taste is decent. not sure if igot a bad bottle but its pretty flat..just ok

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
smaynard6000 (657) - Apopka, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2012
12 oz. bottle. Pours very dark, almost black with small beige head. Aroma is sweet black malt. Flavor is just slightly bitter with rich malty sweetness. Full bodied with just a bit of bitterness in the finish. Pretty good.


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