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RATINGS: 1199   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2003
This is an excellent porter. The nose is all hops and chocolate malt. The flavour is typical of late cascade and centenial hop additions. My bottle was slightly oxidized but the overall impression is of a hoppy robust porter with plenty of hop bitterness, flavour and especially in the nose. Dark brown to almost black, with almost no carbonation and hardly any head retention.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2003
Dark colour. Deep scent. Rich coffee scent, not much chocolate. Hazelnut taste. Nice traditional porter.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2003
Rich Black w/ small coffee coloured head. Roasty, malty nose with w/ notes of chocolate & vanilla. Smooth, silky palette. Starts off nicely w/ complex roasted malt, chocolate, & coffee flavours. Finish is clean, dry, & bitter. Well-balanced porter.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2003
Pours with no head and is very dark brown in color. Has strong burnt favor, with hints of chocolate and coffee. If you would have ask me without knowing I’d have said it was a stout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - JAN 11, 2003
Very dark brown color with some red around the edges. Head is medium and lasting, light brown/tan in color. Aroma is char and cocoa, maybe something else there too. Flavor is well blanced, starting off like a typical porter, malty with some coffee and cocolate tones, solid body through the middle with roasted grains and some smoke, and just enough hoppiness in the finish to keep you wanting another drink. A great beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
iam (369) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2003
Big dark beer. Robust? I thought I had misread the lable since this had to be a stout. This has got to be the thickest, tastiest porter I’ve ever had

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CapFlu (4493) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 8, 2003
This stuff is excellent! Pours a reddish-brown head and a deep dark body. Aroma of cocoa and roasted malt. Beautiful finish... I love Smuttynose! New Hampshire, here I come!!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cartoonkhaki (1220) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2003
Dark matly roasted aroma, very dark with a nice golden brown head. Very nice mix of flavors very delicious. Chocolate hints. Very nice to sip. Robust.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerstop (173) - Roanoke, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2002
Nice malty, roasted aroma. Very black appearance. A bit too hoppy for my taste, but otherwise an excellent porter.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2003 Excellent beer. roasted, burnt malts, chocolate and some very slight fruitiness. Delicious to say the least.


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