Brewed by SKA Brewing
Style: Porter
Durango, Colorado USA


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RATINGS: 216   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   IBU: 46   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 24, 2009
Bottled@Monks Café, Wallingatan, Stockholm. Very deep amber colour, small brown head. Aroma is wood, toffee, coffee and some mild notes of dark dry fruits. Flavour is wood, fruits, some coffee and mild nuttyness along with a quite roasted malty back. A bit thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (17251) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2012
Bottle at Meade Station, Denver - 01/06/12. Dark brown with a then head that soon dissipated. Roasted malts, chocolate, coffee in both aroma and taste. Bog standard porter basically!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (16197) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2009
Bottled (Oct/2008)@MC
Dark brown color, small off-white head. Coffee, some odd sweet notes in the aroma. Caramelly, sweet candy, brown sugar - low bitterness. Sweet porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (14177) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 17, 2010
Bottle from Liz. Pours black with a fizzy/foamy tan head. Aroma is mostly chocolate. It’s very stongly and frothily carbonated. The flavor is really chocolate - but more towards chocolate soda. The carb is so dominating it interferes with taste. However, I’d say chocolate, smooth burnt malt, and some hop bitter. Tasty, though physically distracting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (13438) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2006
Bottle poured a clear black with red highlights and a small diminishing amber head. Aromas of roasted malt, chocolate and hints of coffee and vanilla. Palate was light bodied. Flavors of dark chocolate, light smoke and a hint of coffee with a lingering lightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 29, 2006
12 oz bottle-pours a fizzy, foamy tan head with a black with red tint color. Aroma is chocolate, coffee dark malt and milky. Taste is chocolate, coffee, dark malt with some bitterness. Chocolate aftertaste. OK carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bov (12018) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 29, 2013
from BrewDog online shop - almost black beer with a moderate foam left; chocolate and cacao in the nose, walnuts; medium-bodied, light oily and umami; some tart earthy bitterness; aftertaste of chocolate ans ashes with light residual sweetness

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (11937) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 18, 2009
12 ounce bottle from Total Wine Triangle Plaza, Raleigh, NC. Pours a very dark brown color with a medium tan frothy head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel and lightly roasted malts. Taste is roasted malts with light chocolate notes. Thin-medium bodied.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopdog (11681) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2006
12oz bottle acquired in trade with FlactoAlto (thanks!). Poured a dark brown (I could see through it when held up to a light) with an averaged sized tan head. Aromas of roasted malts and some light chocolate. Tastes of pretty much the same. Really not too much to this one. Thin, bordering on watery and one dimensional. Shame, being a rude boy in my ’prime’ days, I really enjoy all the SKA labels...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (11424) - Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2012
Nice fruitiness. Decently robust. Good cocoa and roasted notes along with some noticeable hops.

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