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RATINGS: 1217   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.


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3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerenberger (1486) - Fischer, Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Roasted malts and chocolate comprise the aroma. A brownish black pour with a mostly lasting tan head. Taste is mildly bitter. Roasted malts, coffee, chocolate with a hint of hoppy citrus in the finish. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Slightly fizzy. Overall, a very rewarding and drinkable porter. Well done!


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GIJOE (652) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Pours black with a creamy, tan head that stays long. Nose is roasted malt and grain. Bit of a barnyard hint there. Taste is on the bitter side. Full body. Lively carbonation. Decent porter, although not a favorite for the style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (1488) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2014
September 25, 2014. Bottle at SBWF. Pours black with a creamy brown head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, light dried fruit, and ash. Taste is dark bitter chocolate, medium sweet biscuity. Finish is medium dry bitter roasted coffee notes. Light to medium bodied, average carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
LinusStick (2874) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Delicious porter. Aroma was alright. Notes of roasted coffee but not very full. Pour was a nice deep dark brown with a tan ring for a head. Taste was nice especially for the low ABV. Roasted coffee beans with a mild dark chocolate finish. Light hoppiness and a nice malty finish. Tastes like an 8% beer. Nicely done.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nicksbeers (12) - - OCT 7, 2014
12 oz bottle. Smell the coffee, good aroma. Black with little head. I’d call this a medium body drink finish is nice a little bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olsvammel (3404) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2014
Sample at SBWF 2014. Malty smell with caramel and chocolate. Similar taste. Well made.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (3333) - Livermore, California, USA - OCT 5, 2014
12 oz. bottle. It pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma has dark chocolate and bread with some plum, raisin, mild coffee and licorice. The flavor is substantial with rich bread, roasted malt, earthy hops, some dark chocolate and a nice smoky, roasted finish. Medium bodied and a decent amount of dark malt acidity gives it a nice bite. Very enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (1105) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2014
shared bottle by a friend. poured a dark brown colour with a nice tanned head. lot’s of sweet chocolate forward. roasted malts, caramel, cacao, some coffee. very full bodied mouthfeel for it’s low abv. pretty suprised

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
aleigator (248) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 28, 2014
Spongy, decent head with a froth brown head, pours a dark brown color. Has aromas of toffee, coffee, creamy chocolate, roasted malts, hints of raisins and salt - very inviting, also very sweet smelling. Begins with wooden malts among a toffee sweetness with hints of cane sugar, which directly turns more present, accompanied by molasse. Burned malts settle the balance in this one, smoothing the way for a spicy coffee bitterness, wrapped up by soft cream, creating a smooth mouthfeel. High carbonation adds complexity and piercing force to the coffee, which punshes in a pleasant way through the slick sweetness, creating a convincing, diversified complexity. Finishes very smooth, sweetness turns coca-cola like for a split-second, soon getting detained by rich, roasted, unsweetened chocolate and coffee, along with wooden hints.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MPA (822) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle. From a trade around 07. Best before: feb 11. Black, beige head. Chocolate aroma with notes of prunes and dark, toasted malt. Very nice and promising aroma. A palate with some carbonation fills the mouth immediately and spreads sweet chocolate notes, strong coffee flavours and an intense finishing malty bitterness, which stays on the tongue for a while. Lovely beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewballs (203) - USA - SEP 26, 2014
Excellent beer for Autumn. Chocolate, malty hues and notes. Thick and rich head. It has a flavor of roasted coffee with a smooth wash down. Not as bitter as the color suggests but extremely drinkable.


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