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RATINGS: 1215   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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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkgrenwel (571) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 23, 2005
Looks beautiful in the glass with a big brown head and rich brown body. Tastes like peanut butter and malt. Creamy texture. A bit sweet, but not too much. Nice dry roasty bitterness in the finish. A slight touch of alcohol. Really nice beer for the fall or winter. Just feels goo to drink.


3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
LinusStick (2869) - 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 (11) - - OCT 7, 2014
12 oz bottle. Smell the coffee, good aroma. Black with little head. Iíd 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 (3278) - ÷rebro, 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 (3324) - 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 (1092) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2014
shared bottle by a friend. poured a dark brown colour with a nice tanned head. lotís of sweet chocolate forward. roasted malts, caramel, cacao, some coffee. very full bodied mouthfeel for itís low abv. pretty suprised

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
aleigator (244) - 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 (821) - Amager (form. NÝrrebro&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.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
murphious2000 (12) - - SEP 18, 2014
An excellent porter! Dark brown to almost black with tan head of fine bubbles. The lacing continues down the glass very thin but is there all the way to the end---even when interrupted drinking takes 25 minutes or more! The aromas seemed a little weak for such a flavorful beer. Some smell of smoke and coffee malt; tastes of coffee and very slight bitter chocolate, some soy. Well done porter that is so easy to drink and maintains good flavor even as it warms to room temp. Has a slight bitter finish, not too dry a little more fig or raisin would have been perfect but still is an excellent brew!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
degbert (1148) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Bottle. Pours an almost-opaque brown-black with very faint garnet highlights. Head is brown, large-grained, and lacy; it has good duration. Nose is smoked latte, baking chocolate, and figs. Intensely roasty on the front of the tongue, with coffee, soy, savory, rosemary, unsweetened chocolate, and dried plum notes; the weight is correct for the style. This isnít an imperial porter, itís just an excellent regular porter. Finish is long, smoky, dry, and bitter. Very well made.


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