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RATINGS: 1320   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
A hearty ebony colored ale that starts with a rich malty palate finished with clean hops and notes of coffee and chocolate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - APR 3, 2006
Fantastic grape malt, cherry chocolate aroma, wonderful, chocolately fruity, and roasted coffee bitterness,body was a touch thin,but this is one of the best porters I have had in a while really rivals my favorite E. Fitzgerald

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BruderMichael (13) - Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2006
Bottle. Dark chocolately color with nice hop nose and bite. Very well balanced beer with good alcohol level often lacking in some porters. Not sure about the label -- a bit too corny for my tastes; seems a beer of this caliber should rate a more stylish label.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - APR 2, 2006
Pours dark brown with moderate brown head. Suprisingly hoppy aroma with hints of citrus and backed by chocolate and coffee malts. Flavor is rich and deep: hop bitterness, oatmeal, chocolate, coffee and a touch of toffee sweetness. Medium body with light carbonation. Really nice porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - APR 1, 2006
Black Coloring with Espresso Head. Robust Coffee and Chocolate Aroma...Already Aptly Named... Light Mouthfeel...Not Thickly Malted...Instead Nice Light Chocolate Notes with Wonderfully Freshly Roasted Coffee Notes Abound in Every Taste...Light Lactose Taste...Dry Aftertaste.. Quite Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badgerben (4651) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 31, 2006
Black color with a tall, towering head. Odd to see that on a porter. Strong aroma of chocolate and coffee. The chocolate takes a turn for the dry cocoa in the taste. Solid dry malt base. Barely any bitterness, just dry. Excellent!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2006
Pours black with a frothy and fading choco colored head. Smells of rich smokey coffee. Taste is very much the same. It is strong but not overdone, just the right amount to get what you want out of it without spoiling the flavor. Goes down smooth and is finished with a soft sweetness. Very good porter!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2006
Bottle. Right good roast coffee bean aroma on thick india ink beer. Modest, fading beige head. Zingy roast malt earthen flavor with nice little hop touch of bite to it. A little chalky. Licorice flavor emerges. Overall quite nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jasonp (1557) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2006
UPDATED: APR 13, 2006 Pours black with a thick light brown head. Roasty chocolate, mocha and hops in the nose. Flavor has notes of dark roasted malt, dark chocolate, plant soil, coffee, a solid dose of hops and caramel sweetness. Has a pleasant burnt/bitter aftertaste; a little charcoal. Medium bodied with a smooth texture and moderate carbonation - seems on target for a porter. Spider-web lacework on the glass with good head retention. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7407) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 20, 2006
Bottled in January. Poured a slightly hazy, deep garnet with a long-lived creamy caramel head. Nose picked up almost burnt chocolate, coffee, soap, and pine forest notes... hoppage became more pronounced as it warmed. Flavor began with a pine tinge on the the tip of the tongue.. followed by roasted chocolate and coffee. Coffee and pine bitterness surrounded the tongue and carried through the roasty finish. Medium-bodied. Solid porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 16, 2006
12oz bottle from Lou18. Pours a dark brown color with a frothy tan head. Nose is smokey, peaty, chocolate, coffee, earthy, roast malt. Big flavor of chocolate in the back of my throat right off the bat. Notes of coffee, roasted malt, semi sweet chocolate. Palate is veryfoamy, lightly fluffy but full. Finishes very sticky and with a thick layer of film on the teeth, gums and tongue.

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