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RATINGS: 1245   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
xmandax (130) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAR 28, 2003
this beer looks absolutely gorgeous in the glass, deep, dark amber-black with a light brown head. aroma is fantastic as well, roasted coffee and chocolate as well as something else i can't place, something sweet. perfectly hopped with a bitter finish. this is an intensely great beer and i applaud the brewers at smuttynose for putting this one together.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
TheHeadRules (1) - USA - NOV 17, 2010 does not count
This is one of my favorites! Not too malty with lots of dry bite and good coffee flavors. Easy to get through one or many more.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BeeriedEyed (211) - USA - JAN 7, 2011
One of my favorite porters that I have come across. Its more malty than sweet. A little more dry than most porters but a keeper none the less.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
shameusburp (171) - Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2005 Very poundable porter. But with a ABV of 5.6% makes it an expensive task to measure the buzz. Make it 7+ and itís a classic.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Rballs01 (280) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2007 Definitly a Robust Porter. Roasted and toasted malt. A mouthful of flavor with a dry bitter finish. Great for dessert or on a cold night.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
crazyvin (1991) - New York, USA - JAN 16, 2004
This beer was almost perfect. A sweet creamy flavour with coffee and chocolate notes mixed with a mild taste of hops. The only let down was the head was kind of small and was a little water on the tounge. Truly a robust porter.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
drew88 (5) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2004 does not count
I loved this beer! The chocolate aroma and its nutty after swallow was a treat for my palate. I found my favorite porter.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 20, 2006
Thanks to Lou18 for this one. Poured dark black with a light brown head. The aroma was HUGE coffee, bread, chocolate, carmel, and malts. Unbelievable coffee smell, add in the other aromas and combine and you have a beer orgasm. Flavor is coffee, nuts, and chocolate. Lush malt body with the perfect balance. The flavor and aroma are superb. What a joy this one is.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jflopsu (644) - New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2014
Pours a dark black with light brown head. Has a strong coffee and chocolate aroma. Has a rich chocolate, coffee, and light malt taste, with a rich cocoa espresso aftertaste.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bobberger40 (7) - largo, Florida, USA - JUN 9, 2014 does not count
Pours black, mocha head. Aroma of coffee. Taste is chocolate, caramel, espresso, very complex, great finish and mouth feel. Just the right carbonation. Love it!


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