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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   IBU: 31   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (21454) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 17, 2012
I never expected to find this one in Chicago; I guess I’ll chalk it up to the wonders of globalization. Draft. Almost black, medium brown head, delicate lacing. Aroma of lightly spiced coffee taste is spiced coffee grounds. Tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (16903) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2012
Bottle on Amtrak Train 27 - The Empire Builder ( from Binny’s South Loop) - 05/11/12. Mid black with a big frothy tan head, good lacing ensues. Nose of cocoa, roast malt, light plastic. Tastes of roast malts, chocolate pudding, touch of leather. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jtclockwork (14964) - , 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (13238) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 22, 2013
22oz bottle. Medium tan head atop cola-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, milk/bittersweet chocolate, light coffee, cherry. Taste is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, some toast/roast, coffee. Light-medium body, low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (12883) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2014
A dark brown porter with a thin mocha head. In aroma, nice chocolate malt with light coffee notes, licorice notes, nice. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity chocolate malt with light coffee notes, grassy hops, well done and good for a 3 year old Bottle. #OttBottShare.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 16, 2012
(22oz bottle) Pours a black body with a small beige head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, and vanilla. Flavor of roasted malt, chocolate, nuts, and coffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (11180) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2012
Reddish brown coloured body. Lacey. Roasty aroma. Meets the style with roast, chocolate malt, good malt, chocolate more in the secondary. Some off flavours of mold. Reasonable drinkability.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (10683) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Bottle (courtesy of jtclockwork). Chocolate malt and light alcohol aroma. Dark brown with small head. Lightlys sweet cocoa malt, wood ash, and lightly bitter herbal flavor. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (10080) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2015
Bottle as shown. Pours a dark brown with medium beige head that lasts. The aroma is roasted malt, dark chocolate and faint smoke. Medium mouth, roasted coffee, dark chocolate, bitter finish, very good.

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