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RATINGS: 1233   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - MAY 28, 2004
Deep black with a tan head. There is a very big aroma. Itís somkey and roasted with a very faint hint of meatyness. This is robust as advertised. The somkey roasted malts fill the mouth and linger nicely. There is big, big malt flavor. Along with the roasted some coffee is noticable. Itís clean and very tasty. Thanks to DocLock for this one.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Grandpa (327) - Verona, New York, USA - MAY 28, 2004
Strong roasted flavor easily identified coffee and chocaolate. Comes off more as a stout than a porter.Strong aftertaste, long lasting head.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
shameusburp (171) - Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2005 Very poundable porter. But with a ABV of 5.6% makes it an expensive task to measure the buzz. Make it 7+ and itís a classic.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ross (2100) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAY 22, 2004
this label is odd, but none of theres are really what you would expect. good porter- smells coffee like, pours like the usual porter would. creamy coffee flavor with slight hints of chocolate. this is a really good porter, but it cannot surpass fullers or alpha klause, but then again as porters go, what can? still a great brew. drank this one in a glass. previously drank it from a bottle and hot, and it was still good. nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2004
Bizarre label. A sweet and strong porter, amazing it is only 5.7 ABV. However coffee notes and quite roasted.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAY 20, 2004
Pours a nice dark brown with a great light tan head. Aroma is very roasty with a nice hint of coffee. Taste is very creamy and smooth with a great coffee taste. Very roasty and ends nice and bitter. Great porter.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2004
Nice coffee caramel aroma. The palate is dry and roasty with a nice coffee bit. Long bitter chocolate finish. A well rounded complex porter.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
gsteph (321) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 1, 2004
Pours deep brown with a caramel head that is thick and dense. Aromas of coffee, roasted malt, chocolate and caramel. Coffee flavor is most prominent but also bittersweet chocolate, caramel and toffee. Good sweetness with excellent lacing. Smooth, creamy, thick and rich with excellent hop and malt balance. Very little alcohol bite. Great palate with bitter finish. Excellent beer, a must try.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
phiconners (149) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 24, 2004
Pours a thick dark brown with a dark tan head. Bitter and smooth with a coffee undertone. A very nice and flavorful porter.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBB63 (6122) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 19, 2004
Nearly opaque with ruby highlights that produced a small frothy head and very good lacing. The aroma hints of smoke, caramel malts, hazelnut, floral and grassy hops, subdued mocha, plum, and dusty yeast esters. The taste starts with a heavy malt character and major tones of smoke, coffee, and toffee. Good bitter balance and nutty undertones followed by a fruity snap. Good mouthfeel, creamy and soft but still crisp around the edges of the palate. A fine porter indeed. Shows good complexity and depth. This beer is a must try.


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