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RATINGS: 1194   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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A hearty ebony colored ale that starts with a rich malty palate finished with clean hops and notes of coffee and chocolate.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (7859) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 14, 2004
OBF 2004. Rich coffee nose, some milk, creamy cherries and a little scotch. Rich roasted malts and some burnt cherries in the flavor, lots of wood with some charred wood in the finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BigSwillin (3) - New Hampshire, USA - AUG 6, 2004 does not count
Full bodied and full of flavor- top notch porter. Toss up between this beer and the Scotch Ale from Smuttynose as to which is my favorite.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 5, 2004
Eclipse brown color. Medium sized white head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malts and vanilla. A medium to full bodied porter. Malts are roasted, chocolate, coffee and vanilla. Hops are fairly aggressive and grapefruity. A big, bold, hoppy porter. There are also flavors of bittersweet chocolate and raisins as well. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2004
Visually appealing with a black body and foamy tan head. Aroma was subdued. Some chocolate, prunes, toffee, roasted coffee. Medium body, on the watery side, slight carbonation. Flavor was bitter chocolate and coffee with some prune/raisin/plum notes. Thanks, Jeff, for the trade.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 31, 2004
dark brown with a big tan head, this porter has a nice body. good roastiness with a rich flavor. Complex, yet drinkable. This is a well done beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snowtiger (106) - Brighton, Colorado, USA - JUL 28, 2004
Dark brown with a big tan head. Aroma is dominated my roast and coffee. Taste is agian roasty, chocolatey, smokey, and bitter. Lots of complexity going on here. Finishes malty and bitter. A little too roasty for me for a porter, but still a very drinkable beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 25, 2004
Dark brown and full-bodied. Richly flavored with coffee, chocolate and very smokey. A very nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2004
Dark brown and thick. Lots of malty flavors with some wood-smoke, chocolate and others. Finishes clean and dry. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
LiamPatrick16 (124) - Montgomery, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2004
thick small head. one of of the top porters ive had. it was smoother than others. and had good amount of flavoring. malty.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - JUL 7, 2004
This is a damn good porter. Well crafted with a nice smoked flavor malt which is complemented with crisp hops. Head is tawny and well maintained. The flavor harbors such treats as chocolate, anise and coffee while the palate is clean, crisp and fresh. It could use a tad more carbonation for my liking. Overall, quite stout-like but still very much a porter.


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