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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (4412) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle to half-pint glass (shared with the Mrs.). Best by 02/15/14. Looks good; a semi-opaque dark cola with foamy beige head. Smells solid; dark malt, chocolate, and roast. Tastes like it smells with a solid, albeit slightly bitter mouthfeel. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlainG (1035) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 24, 2013
Brun foncé, garnit d’une mousse beige qui se colle à la parois du verre pour baver des traces organisées. Un bon nez douillet, charmé par des odeurs de crème, de caramel et de vanille, comme un gâteau d’anniversaire. Un goût de torréfaction et de chocolat qui glisse bien sur la langue, pour laisser une touche veloutée en bouche, qui nous imprègne d’une douce amertume. Pas vraiment robuste comme tel. Version à 6.2 % (923-161213)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
EyeAmBaldman (122) - Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Notes of caramel, malt, and coffee. This one was another strong one....stronger than expected. I thought the aftertaste was like ash. I like a good porter, but this one didn’t do anything for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (5867) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2013
12 oz. bottle from The Party Source. Glad I’m finally catching up with this one. One of the most-rated beers I haven’t gotten to, as well as one of the highest-rated porters I haven’t had. Anyway, it pours a nice deep brown color with an initially big, rocky, frothy tan head that settles into a small cap and leaves some lace. Looks the part. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, nuts, and earth. Flavor of chocolate, coffee, earth, dry leaves, and nuts. Simple, straightforward, and smooth. Light-bodied, with a smooth, lightly roasted mouthfeel and moderate soft carbonation. Nice porter. Very, very easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
klaing (116) - Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Pours deep mahogany with moderate head. Burnt cereal notes in aroma. Taste is a fruity dark chocolate soon taken over by the hops. Hops are fairly aggressive for this style. Leaves a little bit of a metallic aftertaste along with an ashy dryness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Emeister84 (752) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Aromas of roasted coffee, light char, and cocoa. Black with a mostly lasting tan head. Dry, roasty, and bitter, slightly metallic. Great carbonation, smooth on the palate, medium bodied.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
anthony850 (206) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2013
Not a bad Porter it wasn't carbonated too much nice chocolate taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kambei70 (497) - - DEC 3, 2013
2013 bottle to a pint glass. Pours black with a huge khaki head that is spongey on the bottom and settles to a creamy dollop in top. Good sticky lacing. Aroma is earthy and musty with chocolate and coffee. Taste is dark malt, chocolate, coffee with a blanket of hops bitterness. The hops flavor is pronounced for a porter but is in perfect balance with the rest of the dark flavors. Medium, creamy mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeremyh70 (585) - Missouri, USA - DEC 3, 2013
Pours a dark opaque brown with just a bit of highlight. A thick head of tan foam with great retention and excellent lacing. Aroma is very nice with a balanced combination of coffee and sweet cream with a bit of chocolate. Taste is indeed robust with brewed coffee being dominate along with some roastiness. There is a bit of sweetness in the middle with some chocolate and a moderate roasty and charred bitterness that lingers into the finish. Mouthfeel hints at being creamy and is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. I really enjoyed this beer. Nothing very complex but flavors are well orchestrated and downright tasty. I'd choose this over many beers that have coffee added, for a coffee fix.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ilovedarkbeer (2198) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Pours a black brown color with a foamy canvas colored head. Notes of coffee, dark chocolate, smoke, and caramel. Creamy full mouthfeel.

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