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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.


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 (4516) - 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.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ernest (6217) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 22, 2002
Head is initially small, fizzy, brown, fully diminishing. Body is black (but not opaque). Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, dark chocolate), moderately hoppy (grapefruit). Flavor is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately acidic, moderately bitter, husky. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly astringent. Lots ’o grapefruit (which comes out even more as it warms, damn it all) and acidity makes this thin bodied beverage no pleasantry for yours truly. The aftertaste is like chewing on straw.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 20, 2002
Has a very dark brown color and a roasted smell. Taste is roasted and finishes with moderate bitterness. Overall porters are not my thing, but this one was not that bad and was better with food.


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