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RATINGS: 1258   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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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.


Sanchex's rating

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sanchex (224) - Toronto, Ontario, - OCT 25, 2008
Sweet chocolate roastiness in the nose. Opaque black with a ruby glow around the edges of the glass. Rich creamy mouthfeel with a mineral bitterness on the finish. Notes of milk chocolate, caramel, and hint coffee. Cheers!


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
witthatsbier (303) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 27, 2015
Pours almost black with foaming beige head Aroma is chocolate with grain roasty, Taste is bitter chocolate with malt and a dry bitter finish nice beer

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grumbo (654) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle from Half Time Beverage, New York. Pours a deep dark brown with a tan head, slowly dissipating. Aroma of slightly bitter chocolate, roasted coffee and nut. Quite high level of bitterness to taste and finish, medium body, slick texture, with soft carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackafholmes (416) - - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle from sheffield tap. Black with nice tan head. Milky on the nose, it has an ashy and very roasty aroma to start, finishing with hints of chocolate and espresso. Taste is dry and bitter. Medium carb and medium/full body. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (919) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Dark-chocolate-to-cola brown with 2mm light-brown head that fades moderate-to-quick. Aroma is dark, chewy caramel and candied pine sap. Light coffee. hint of scone. Body is medium-light, somewhat oily, moderate-coarseness carbonation, very creamy with medium-light burn. Flavor is toasted bread, touch of rye and pumpernickel, slight resin, pine, and grapefruit peel. Overall, an exceptional porter, amazing creamy body and dark forest notes. Yumm!!!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cfrancis (2559) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2015
Pours pitch black with a moderate velvet brown head. Aroma is rich chocolate and coffee with roasted malts. Taste is just an awesome porter. Right to style, nothing special, nothing gimmicky, just a damn good porter.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2913) - Michigan, USA - JAN 21, 2015
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 6/8/2015. Pours fairly pitch black color with a 2 finger dense and rocky tan head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around- the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toast, toffee, dark bread, light nuttiness, light smoke/char, light herbal, and roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted/bready malt and light earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toast, toffee, dark bread, light nuttiness, light smoke/char, light herbal, and roasted earthiness. Fair amount of roast and herbal hop bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toast, toffee, dark bread, light nuttiness, light smoke/char, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; with a great roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, creamy, and lightly slick/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome porter style. All around great robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to drink for the abv. A highly enjoyable offering.

1.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
c1raider (15) - New York, USA - JAN 21, 2015
Starchy on the palate, light body, malty, grains, coffee, vanilla, very easy drinking without being smooth. I love porters but not a fan of this one

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
miquelcrush (1542) - Granollers, SPAIN - JAN 14, 2015
Cervesa amb molt aroma i gust a cafè i a xocolata, l’escuma és densa i persistent. Cerveza con mucho aroma y sabor a café y a chocolate, la espuma es densa y persistente.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TizzleJizzle (638) - Garland, Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2015
12 oz bottle. Poured a dark brown with a thin khaki head and minimal lacing. Taste of dark chocolate, coffee and a profound herbal hop finish. Medium carbonation, medium body. Overall, a little too hoppy for my palate. I prefer my porters to be more malt dominant. Cheers

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hkrivera (146) - Guaynabo, PUERTO RICO - JAN 9, 2015
Dark, thick, as a Porter should be. More on the Stout side than Porter. Go for it! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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