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RATINGS: 1211   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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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jberti (19) - Albany, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2007
pours deep rich dark with tan head. Malted coffee aroma and a hint of chocolate. A gliding taste over the tongue of earthy malted hops and chocolate flavored coffee. A very enjoyable beer.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
aleigator (231) - 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 (815) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
murphious2000 (11) - - 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 (1129) - 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 isn’t an imperial porter, it’s just an excellent regular porter. Finish is long, smoky, dry, and bitter. Very well made.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (7607) - Hasborn, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2014
Dunkel rötlichbraunes Bier mit ordentlicher bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, schokoladig, Kaffee. Geschmack röstmalzig, Schokolade, Kaffe, reife Früchte.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bartlebier (1760) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - SEP 13, 2014
12oz bottle, from Mondial de la Bière, Mulhouse shop. Gorgeously velvet, deep brown pour with creamy thick tan head. Nose radiates freshness all over: blackened malts, freshly ground arabica beans, vanilla and red berry, given an extra peppery zing by garden herbs. Taste caters with an extraordinary subtlety and balance to the full spectrum of dry & roasted: more dark chocolate, given a luxurious edge countered by citrussy hops, freshly brewed coffee with an infusion of bayleaf and black pepper corn. Astringent, perfectly dry palate with medium mouthfeel. Lingering finish summmoning all aromas and tastes for a final victory lap on the smacking lips. A fine blackened specimen of oxymorontic NH Yankee subtlety and balance, covering more iconic bases of US brewing than many an amped & barreled ImpStout, and at half the abv ransom.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alengrin (1801) - BELGIUM - SEP 5, 2014
Typical ’robust porter’ made from five malt types and Cascade hops. Light beige head, dark chocolate brown colour bordering on black. Aroma of black coffee, raisins, dried plums, toffee, black pepper... Full malty taste, thick with a ’dark fruitiness’ and coffee- and chocolate-like dark maltiness, long hop bitter finish, very dry, tonic water-like, very satisfying.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawanna (2174) - GERMANY - SEP 4, 2014
0,355 l bottle BB 27. Nov 2014 chocolate, roasty, herbs, earthy, brown, hazy, rocky head, brown foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, creamy, thick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SPDickerman (957) - Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Pours dark mahogany brown with a large brown head. Smells chocolatey. Taste is chocolate and roast. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Smuttynose Robust Porter finishes with a subtle lingering roast bitterness.


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