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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   IBU: 31   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Rich black porter with a unique blend of chocolate, coffee, roasted and nutty flavors. Brewed with cocoa powder and conditioned with cacao nibs from Taza Chocolate. Bold flavors from the cacao nibs and black malts are balanced with a special blend of pale malts, oats and wheat to produce a lush and lingering mouthfeel.


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrinkinWell (389) - - FEB 16, 2014
This is a pretty decent porter. Pours jet black with caramel head and substantial lacing. Aromas are subdued, hints of chocolate and roasted malt. The taste hits you with immediate notes of chocolate and roasted coffee, so much coffee that this could be called a "coffee porter." Sweet taste finishes off with a tiny bit of bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
puboflyons (2597) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 8, 2014
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. It is a perfect looking Porter pour with its dark brown to nearly black color and modest off-white head. The aroma is rather mellow but it does espouse some smoky and dark malt elements. There is a kind if toasted character to it too. The body is medium. The taste is mild overall with an nice dose of dark malts and cream. Worth trying.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jtclockwork (11041) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown with creamy tan head. Nose and taste of roast chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toasted nuts, burnt oatmeal and toasted wheat malt. Very dry finish. Lighter medium body.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
brokensail (13616) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Bottle @ Richard’s Tasting. Dark brown pour with a massive head. Acidic roasted malt on the nose. Some old cocoa, coffee, and old garbage. A bit of smoke and band aid, too. The flavor is really acidic and lightly bitter. Some old coffee grounds, roast, and smoke. Some band aids and paper as well. This is just unpleasant.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SamP01 (629) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 13, 2014
Pours dark cloudy brown with a razor thin beige head. Aroma and taste is of sweet dark roasted chocolate malt with a mild dry roasted coffee bitterness. Palate is a medium smooth body with a bit of creamy mouth feel. The finish is the same as taste. Has a very rich and choclatey flavor. Overall a very good and delicious porter. drink up.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ScipioA (393) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 8, 2014
Nearly came out the top when I opened it, and it pours out nothing but foam. Seriously the whole mug was full of pale brown foam. I took a swig from the bottle and it just exploded into foam in my mouth. It finally settles out to a clear cola-brown. Mostly a pleasant roastiness in the aroma along with some alcohol. Sweet, charred, and a little fruity in the flavor. The chocolate from Taza comes through loud and clear lending its own bitterness. This is a seriously good porter, brought down but not conquered by over-carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (3192) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 2, 2014
It poured a black color with a light tan head. The aroma was of roasted malts, chocolate, some smokiness and some floral hops. The taste was similar to the aroma with some chocolate on the finish. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
annunz123 (925) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Chocolate, coffee, and a little metallic funk in the aroma. Flavor is mostly bitter with smoke, coffee grinds, and cocoa. Roast coffee bitterness and a little alcohol in the finish. Pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
two7offsuit (371) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 27, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2015 Pours black with a tan head. Nutty flavor that also includes dark chocolate. Definitely a solid beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chalsk (1097) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2013
On the Seventh Day of Christmas 2013 the beer gods gave to me . . . one robust porter. Pours a dark brown color with a caramel colored head. Aroma of caramel, cocoa, and hints of vanilla, with a nice roast profile. Sweet roasty caramel taste with a hit of hops and cocoa and vanilla on the backend. Nice mouthfeel. Well balanced.


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