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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 22, 2005
Solidly coffee dominant flavor. Very good, thick mouthfeel for a porter. Probably the best I’ve had of this style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mephisto (1276) - TAIWAN - MAR 12, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2005 on draft, very creamy and tasty, and free. thanks very much to john bylander. a great american porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 12, 2005
Deep brown almost black with a deep beige head which lasts. Aroma is of toffee and chocolate. I didnt notice too much roastiness although there was some. Ths is what I like about good porters. Stouts are good with roasted barley- porters not so much. Flavor is of slight burnt malts and some chocolate along with a good hoppy bitterness to balance out the thick malty body. Medium to big body and mouthfeel, with a good smooth silky finish. A very rich and complex porter deserving of its high overall score.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - MAR 9, 2005
Bottle: Pours almost black with a nice medium sized brown head. Aroma of dark roasted malt, a bit of coffee. Flavor is rich, loads of roasted malt and a bitter coffee finish. Full bodied. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zach8270 (3904) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAR 7, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2008 [12 oz. bottle] Dark black with red highlights and a very slight tan head. Very rich and tasty coffee, chocolate and burnt malt aroma. The flavor is extremely full of toasted malts, coffee and has a nice chocolate finish to it. Extremely smooth, easy to drink and quite delicious. Very nice sweet malt aftertaste. Am definitely going to buy this one again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
spikee (96) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 28, 2005
Delicious dark chocolate aroma. No head/no lacing. Pours a thin, dark brown. Heavy malt, chocolate, and coffee notes with the perfect touch of bitterness. Body is medium with a bitter coffee and cocoa aftertaste that lingers perhaps a bit too long. Quite good overall though - would buy again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
tobi98ab (32) - Taste of Beer, Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2005
Bottled. Maybe a bad bottle! Very nice aroma and appearance, however the after taste of this beer made me feel I just licked the ash tray!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Odeed (1798) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 25, 2005
thanks to doclock for this very good porter.poured a black body with with a nice chocolaty head.the aroma was a mix of coffee, chocolate,some metal,and a hine of sourness.the flavor was much of the same with a little smoke thrown in for good measure.the mouth feel was nice and thick and it coated my mouth even after sipping it.this is a very nice robust porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2005
dark brown, thich brown cookie-like head. Robust aroma! Loads of dark and bitter chocolate, cocoa, nuts and hops. Full chocolate flavour with hints of cocoa, black coffee, almunds and raw bitter hops. Long aftertaste of bitter chocolate and hops. Decadent!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2005
Ah, the sweet dry chocolate amlt greets my nose even as it pors.Thick creany tan head, the is not moving. mmmmm, the taste is roasted almost burnt coffe, with some bittering at the end. And the carbination is good, and the hops wisp up to the nose as the taste lingers long. This is an excellent porter.

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