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RATINGS: 1269   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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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.


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4
   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MichaelAwesome (4982) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAR 21, 2015
No, so robust wie es angekündigt wird, ist es nicht, aber dennoch schön knackig mit einer leichten Schärfe im Hintergrund. Etwas Stroh, Röstmalze, etwas Kaffee und ein Schuss Hopfen. Gute Sache.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
McTapps (4993) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - MAR 17, 2015
Bottle from Rudat in Dortmund. The beer has got a deep black/ dark brown colour with a steady, creamy head and smooth body. Aroma of roast, malt and chocolate. Taste of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, dark bread and toasted biscuits. Smooth to drink, very quaffable. Enjoyed it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hanoi (532) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2015
Bottle. Nose is sweet coffee, malt, toast, chocolate. Taste is leading bitterness, with a gentle undercurrent of chocolate, coffee, and smoke. Notes of ash, vanilla and hazelnut emerge on subsequent tastes. Mouthfeel is good. A note perfect porter.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1453) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 3, 2015
A fine porter. Non-sweet. Quite roasty. Hops are plentiful, which makes this interesting. recommended!!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
floydslip (226) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Dark cola-colored beer with a thin beige head that disappears quickly. Rich roasted nose of dark coffee, molasses, and semi-sweet chocolate. Flavor is equally rich with the bitter coffee hitting immediately followed up by some sweetness, including vanilla, toffee, and prunes. This is then finished with a mild bitterness with underlying roasted grain. Good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (729) - Iowa, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle. Pours mahogany with tan head and lacing. Nose is mild aroma of chocolate and roast. Taste is refreshing. Chocolate and some coffee. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nate (3800) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2015
On tap at Brunzies. Nice roasted malted smoky nose, but a bit of fetid gas-earthy smell that was a bit off-putting. Dark brown-black opaque with thin tan head. Medium body with medium carbonation. Nice roasted malt, robust tang, molasses, smoke, chocolate. Big hop bitter with light nutty astringent character, light bitter lactose after.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndresTM (344) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2015
Dark choc, earthy hops, and roasted barley dominate the aroma, which also has some brown sugar, coffee, pine, and a whisper of licorice. The mouthfeel is medium, with a medium body and sustained effervescence. The taste is bitter, with very minor sugary sweetness that is otherwise dominated by ash, coffee, dark chocolate, and earthy flavors, which drag on to a slow, dry, roasty finish. Great beer—just what you expect it to be.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danielecamo (632) - ITALY - FEB 6, 2015
In bottiglia da 33cl. Colore nero, schiuma beige fine e poco persistente. Aroma di fondo di caffè, caffè, cioccolato fondente, leggero tocco erbaceo finale. al palato corpo medio, alcool ben nascosto. Sentori di fondo di caffè, caffè, cioccolato e liquirizia nel finale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weissjoh (10) - Freising, Bavaria, GERMANY - JAN 31, 2015
was bei mir hier leider dominiert ist der zu ausgeprägte alkoholische Geschmack, etwas zu viel des Guten.


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