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RATINGS: 1211   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VAYankee (331) - Virginia, USA - NOV 26, 2003
Pours out pitch black with a full brown head. Aroma of rich roasted malt with a strong floral hoppiness(kind of like an espresso). Big flavor of roasted malt and of coffee. Aftertaste is dry and bittersweet. This porter is much more harsh than Anchor and Fullers, but it is nearly as enjoyable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2004 This my friends, is a top-shelf porter. Rich, black pour with a caramel head that vanishes quickly. Huge roasted malt flavor with hints of espresso balanced with a nice hop presence. Roasted finish that hangs around. Very nice and highly recommended. Next to Anchor, one of the top porters.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2003
This is one dark porter with a small head that died quickly. Aroma of espresso and chocolate with dark roasted malt and hops. Has a light yet creamy mouthfeel with a dry finish. Flavor is light, dry and bitter with roasted malt and bitter hops. Decent porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2003
Thick, coffee color with a large-bubbled tan head. Very pronounced aromas of dark roast coffee, bitter chocolate and earthy hops. Intense coffee and chocolate flavors with a substancial hop backbone. Not at all silky smooth like Anchor Porter, this is more harsh and aggressive. Medium bodied with a moderately strong finish. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joet (2177) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (3479) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kinz (3299) - 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.

   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.

   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.

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