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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hockeybeerguy (1853) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JAN 7, 2013
It pours a dark black and gives a nice thick half inch foamy off-white head leaving some nice foamy lacing in rings. The smell has chocolate and malts up front coming forth roasty, smokey and robust. The taste is sweet with the chocolate and malts. The palate is smooth and creamy, thick and heavy. Overall, wow, what a great American Porter on a cold winterís night that I would have again.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Scooterb1 (13) - Lexington, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Had a funky smell at first, but probably because I had to drink it from the bottle. However, the taste is fabulous. It is a poor man's Founders Breakfast Oatmeal stout, which is still very good. Nice coffee and chocolate aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
warhawk91 (302) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - SEP 30, 2013
20 oz. draft. Pours black with a thin tan head, decent lacing. Smell is nice, espresso, dark chocolate, dark roast. Taste is nutty, espresso, baker's chocolate. Creamy texture, with good carbonation. Really decent porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westkyoto77 (515) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 4, 2014
On tap at The Summer Shack, Alewife. Inviting aromas of roasted malt and rich dark chocolate. Pitch black with a thin tan head. I found the mouthfeel on this superb- super smooth and supple. Creamy without being cloying, rich without being thick, roasted but not burnt. Flavours of dark chocolate and espresso with a hint of plums. One of the nicest porters I've had, this was fantastic a great finish to a short trip to Boston.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (10009) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 17, 2012
I never expected to find this one in Chicago; I guess Iíll 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 7, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark opaque color with a small tan head. Nose is chocolate, big chocolate, with a dark dry roastiness and malted milk. Palate is creamy up front with a nice firm bitterness and carbonation. Flavors of malted milk, roasted malt notes, dark fruit and licorice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chalsk (1053) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6004) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Bottle, velvety brown color with good foam, aroma is toasty chocolate, flavor is chocolate, malt roast, silky finish

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dogfish120love (936) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Pours a dark brown with an off white to cappuccino collared lacing. Slight acidity, coffee, chocolate, vanilla and a hint of infection

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (4689) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Deep dark brown coloured body with a one centimetre tall light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, light chocolate, cereal, bread and a hint of nuts. Medium-bodied; Strong roasty flavour with a lot of chocolate and coffee notes, a hint of spice, caramel, oatmeal and a good dose of bitterness on the end. Aftertaste shows a relatively good complexity with a pleasant sweetness, some cocoa bitterness, a little pit fruit flavours and an alcohol warmth. Overall, a nice beer that I wasnít expecting so much from, but turned out to be well worth the drink - however, itís price wasnít so great. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Arrowine in Arlington, Virginia on 05-January-2013 for US$8.99 sampled at home in Washington on 23-March-2013.


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