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RATINGS: 1299   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
A hearty ebony colored ale that starts with a rich malty palate finished with clean hops and notes of coffee and chocolate.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2013
Rated 3/17/13. 12 oz bottle says 5.7%. Poured into a pint glass. A: Pours a very dark brown color with good opacity for the style. The head is a two finger mocha shade. It takes a while for the head to recede away, and it leaves beautiful lacing down the glass. S: This one is very forward in coffee, dry chocolate, roasted barley, and slight hop qualities. The hops come across in a faded manner - and honestly, that’s a good thing. T: The strongest note here is that of roasted barley, creating a coffee expression when mixed with the (faded) hops. The hops do come across a bit citrusy on the back end, but it’s balanced with the rich unsweetened chocolate and coffee flavors. I’d say this is the perfect age for this one (two months before the best by date) - some hoppiness is there, just doing enough to balance any malty sweetness without providing an overbearing acidic nature. M: I like how balanced the mouthfeel is: it’s dry enough to be easy to drink, yet there’s enough of a lingering flavor to interest the palate. It could use a bit more body, but that’s just nitpicking, really. O: Not much to say here, it’s a great porter that I’ve been ignoring for far too long. As I said before, this bottle is at the perfect age for consumption.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (5516) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUL 28, 2015
Bottle from Rudat, Dortmund. The beer starts malty intense. Dark red fruit, plums, malt with a nice subtle but intense sweetness. Viscous, bitter-sweet, a bit too burned in the end, still easy to drink, roasted burned malt with plums and quite much hop bitterness in the end. Very interesting but nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
androman (924) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2015
On tap at beertemple, amsterdam. Body is pitch black, head is medium, brownish, creamy, mostly diminishing, excellent lacing. Nose is roasty, flavor is coffee, roasted malt, toast, mocha, toffee. Light sweet, heavy roasty bitter. Finish is long lasting roasty bitter. Full body, dry sticky texture, average carbonation. Quite easy dessert beer, great taste, wonderful beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
colui72 (259) - HONG KONG - JUL 24, 2015
Beautiful ebony pour with minimal beige head. Aroma of roasted malts. Taste is roasted malts with hints of coffee and chocolate. Hoppy finish. Very good porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerRenter76 (291) - Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2015
Originally rated on 9/28/14. "Pours a dark brown/ black body with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Medium thick lace rings are left behind. Smell is of dark and burnt roasted malts, cocoa, and touch of soy sauce . Taste is much the same with cocoa, bitter coffee, and citrus hints on the finish. There is a nice balance between the roasted coffee and chocolate malts and hop bitterness. Crisp mouthfeel yet smooth going down. Overall, a nice robust and tasty porter indeeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
youdictategood (415) - Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle to pint glass. Dark brown pour with a finger or so of tan head. Mostly coffee grounds and cacao nibs in the aroma - a little bourbon in the back. Taste is similarly coffee-forward with a little prune coming in after and a boozy kick at the end.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
climberbob (274) - Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2015
Bottle into fancy stout glass. Black w large thick head on hard pour. Minimal aroma. Creamy robust stout. Hints of chocolate. Good solid porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
eaglebones (71) - Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2015
Bottle. Very dark brown, almost black. Medium, long-lasting beige head. Strong aroma of coffee and dark chocolate. Moderate carbonation and creamy mouthfeel. Flavor is coffee and dark chocolate with a little bitterness. Nice porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
__Rb81 (359) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 11, 2015
On tap at the Beertemple. Dark with a small beige head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, hint of alcohol and something sour. Taste bitter sweet roasted, coffee, roasted malts, hint of sour, bitter roasted coffee aftertaste. Bit thin maybe, but not bad, especially considering the low abv.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gringo332 (573) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUL 27, 2015
Deep brown with small head. Very solid porter. Huge roasted malt. Chocolate and mild hop bitterness. Textbook example of the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bozo_skeleton (725) - Grenoble, FRANCE - JUL 24, 2015
Noire petit collet persistant. Aromes café moka. Un petit regal une fois en bouche. Les saveurs torréfiés enveloppent le palais. La longueur est toutefois un peu courte mais cela reste u e grande bière.

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