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RATINGS: 1200   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   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.


Wiseblood's rating

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 17, 2010
Dark brown with a very small beige foamy head. The aroma is roasted malts and coffee. Strong roasted malts, roasted coffee grains, black bitter chocolate, and dark fruit flavors. Very smooth with a long lasting burnt finish. Smoky, dry, delicious. Solid and tasty.


3.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VT (1329) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
355 ml bottle. Pours a reddish black with a resilient white head. Aroma is fruity, chocolatey, ashy and tobacco-y. Flavor is dark berries, coffee and chocolatey notes. Very dry. A surprising level of tartness, with the obvious coffee bitterness. Some menthol. Lingering tobacco flavor. Medium body, strong carbonation. Good porter!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ROBC3366 (611) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Good assertive hops in the profile, that plays well with the roasted malts. It’s one of my favorite beers from Smuttynose. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (1721) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 18, 2014
One of my new favorite porters. Pours black with tan head. Aromas are beautiful roasted nuts and coffee. More nuttiness in the flavors as well as coffee and chocolate notes. Yum.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zaxtreme (10) - - AUG 13, 2014
Appearance is a slightly transparent light brown/deep deep tan. Pours a nice tan/creamy head. In the nose, I get roasty coffee with a bit of chocolate. The taste is a very nice, if slightly thin robust porter. Chocolate and coffee notes are there. Has a very light finish...not a dry one, which I personally don’t like in this style. Leaves a lingering bitter coffee taste, not unpleasant though. A really nice beer overall.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (3635) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2014
11th July 2014 on-tap at the Crow Bar, Orange County. Very dark body, might even be black, difficult to tell in the downstairs of the Crow Bar as it is fairly dark. Deeply tanned head. Coffee and chocolate aromas and taste dominate the brew a really malty roasted feel to it. Semi-sweet overall and a decent beer to finish the night on, as was the case this evening.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jottis140 (18) - - JUL 20, 2014
As good a robust porter as you are ever going to fine, deep roasted malts, assertive hops... smooth, just a bit more fullness desired.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JMerritt (1792) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Bottled. Black with a large, thick tan head. Rich aroma: milk chocolate, cocoa powder, dark roast coffee, wet soil, light mint leaves. Mildly sweet at first, turning mild-to-moderately bitter as coffee beans and chocolate malts come to the forefront. Roasted pecans, light black tea, slightly charred wood notes flow in and out during the flavor profile. A rather flawless porter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadRobin (1893) - Silver Spring, USA - JUL 1, 2014
On tap 5 oz. sample at Judges' Bench in Ellicott City, MD. Opaque, near black with a creamy tan head and excellent lacing. Aroma of smoky roasted malt, caramel and roasted coffee. Taste of roasted coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malt, wood duff and burnt sugar. Full/medium body and low/medium carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsandman (253) - New York, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Pours a deep black/brown with a medium creamy beige head. Aroma is coffee, smoked wood chips, chocolate, grassy hop. Flavor is bitter hop, roasted / smoked malts, some dark fruit & licorice. Finish is lightly bitter, definite ash in the taste. Very solid all around, med body / avg carbo.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhatB420 (623) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 11, 2014
12oz into a pint, pours a thick black and burnt brown shade of darkness, taste is midly hoppy, carbination is delicate and direct, malt presence is a main stay as it fortifies the brew in the porter sense, dry to the tounge, coca, old coffee, dark fruits, a full bodied porter here with a backbone to support it. Not really a porter fan, so one is enough, but a good one it was. Sampled from a variety pack Julio brought over.


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