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RATINGS: 1311   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 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2005
Ah, the lovely expresso-flourless chocolate cake dry aroma greets me. This bodes well. A tight, tan, long lasting head. Ich bin Schnappi, das kleine Krokodil. Gobs of roasted malt and chocolate flavor in a great body with fine carbonation. Finishes dry and leaves the dusty roast of dry coffee grounds behind. I would have liked a little chocolate milk flavor thrown in there, but this is very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GoldenSpunky (120) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 27, 2005
2005 Bottle. Aroma of chocolate and coffee with hints of vanilla and oaky bitterness. Smooth beginning with a nice flavors roasted caramel malts and coffee undertones. This slightly sweet smoothness is complimented with a bitter-hoppy finish. Definiterly still tasting vanilla. The base is alittle watery for my liking...would be amazing if it was unfiltered.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10836) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 26, 2005
Pours jet black with a thin tan head that mostly dissipates. Aroma is sweet roasted caramel malt and black coffee with a nose that is tart and fruity hop that makes you salivate just thinking about the tartness. Plums and honey also come through in the aroma. The flavor is bitterly sweet dark roasted coffee with a hoppiness on the end. The palate is dark and dry with a fizzy and tingling mouthfeel. Some thick lacing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GonZoBeeR (2987) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 23, 2005
Aroma:Cofee and light chocolate Appearance:Black with a good head Flavor:Chocolate and small cofee torefaction.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5187) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 13, 2005
Large thick tan head. Very dark brown almost black body. Aroma is a nice roasted malt and some nuts. Hints of good coffee. I love a roasty porter. Taste is a very full bodied toast and coffee. Hints of dark chocolate and even raspberries. This also has a little vanilla. A slick almost creamy mouthfeel. This is very nice. Everything a porter should be.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - JAN 13, 2005
Aroma: chocolate, coffee, cream, and sugar
Appearance: dark brown, tan head, lacing
Flavor: baker’s chocolate, coffee, cream, brown sugar
Palate: smooth, creamy, a bit of bitter baker’s chocolate and cream aftertaste

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - JAN 3, 2005
Poured black with a tan head that left thick lacing on the glass. Fruity malt aroma with a slight hint of chocolate. Taste is bitter roasted chocolate with very little sweetness. I found the bitterness to be somewhat unbalanced and unpleasant, but still a good porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
drew88 (5) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2004 does not count
I loved this beer! The chocolate aroma and its nutty after swallow was a treat for my palate. I found my favorite porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 24, 2004
Brown frothy head atop a black beer. Does not pass the flashlight test but is definitely darker than the style nazis would like. Huge caramel and chocolate aromas with a small hint of grassy hops. Some figiness too. Very full mouthfeel with a lot of sweet dextrins. A big burnt character with enough malty backbone to balance out the dryness of all the black patent. This is a great porter.

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