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RATINGS: 1207   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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joet (2172) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - OCT 12, 2003
A lightweight imperial stout or robust porter? significant hops, roast, color and full aroma of all that and some dark fruit --hmm raisins and a touch of fruit sour. Body is heavy medium.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 9, 2003
Dark, opaque body, with a dark brown head. Aroma is roasty and chocolate. Roasty and bitter-sweet flavors. Full bodied. Pretty good porter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (3464) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 2, 2003
Very dark beer with a short lived brown head. Flavors of charcol, tar, licorice and bitter chocolate. The finish is a long lasting bitter coffee. Okay I guess.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kinz (3286) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2003
Nice dark brown, almost opaque, dingy brown head faded quickly. Fantastic aroma of espresso, chocolate. Nice mouthfeel. Flavors of chocolate malts, chocolate liquer. A tasty surprise.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Discofish (152) - USA - SEP 18, 2003
This is a rather pleasant porter, the nose is very coffe and the taste a little on the sweet side. Nice malty finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 16, 2003
Very dark and murky porter. Huge taste of alcohol, but it seemed to be appropriate. Slight hop bitterness. I don't know what's up with this picture, but the beer was good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 8, 2003
Heavy sweet roasted aroma hovers above the richly opaque body coated in a thick tan head. Body is sweet with lots of dark malts and as the name says, is very robust. Very smooth and flavorful with a sticky chocolatey finish. One of the best porters I've had.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - SEP 7, 2003
Bottle: Roasty, chocolate nose and flavor. Big. Very stout-like and a very nice brew.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - SEP 3, 2003
Very dark, brown head. Thick-looking pour but not as thick as it seems. Roasty, malty and chocolaty aroma and flavor. Bitter finish. A very good porter on all fronts.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
winterlager (101) - Orchard Park, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2003
Pours a dark black...Nice strong roasted aroma. First sip you get a bitter coffee chocolate mocha taste. The bitterness wears off as you drink and turns almost sweeter. To me it is a little watered down, could be a little thicker. Overall not bad at all


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