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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 130   ABV: 4.35%
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Rich roasted chocolate/Subtle smoky flavors, balanced with fresh aromatic hops.


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rich42 (128) - USA - NOV 20, 2002
decent porter. average thickness. maybe a bit on the charred side. not much malt - seems very dry. nice finish though. nothing too exciting.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier (3095) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2012
12 ounce bottle
I am always open to new porters. This one had some hallmarks of a West Coast style release but still was fairly unique. A couple of flaws mar a better experience. Even so I’d think I would not turn down another bottle if it came in a trade.

Aroma / Appearance - The creamy black pour clings to the sides of the glass. The dirty head was the color of wet sand with slow legs. Almonds, black coffee, and plummy undertones drive an oily and sweet presence.

Flavor / Palate - Dry coffee, prunes, and teases of smoke rub against the tongue. There is a brief sour tang before the sweetness takes over. I wasn’t excited about the beer to the point where I wish I had another but I’ve had worse porters.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ben4321 (4114) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2010
Location: Bottle at Max and Andy’s Fantasy Tasting, 5/1/10

Aroma: The nose on this one is roasted malts, some coffee, licorice, and toasted grains
Appearance: Clear brownish-black color with a beige head
Flavor: The taste is fairly simple, light taste, roasted malts, some sweetness
Palate: This porter is fairly thin, even a little on the watery side, with a light-medium body
Overall Impression: My first rating from this brewery, heck, I’d never even heard of it before I tried this beer at the tasting. Anyway, I wasn’t particularly impressed. I don’t know if this was a bad bottle, but I didn’t get as positive an impression as many of the previous raters did.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
zdk (1816) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2010
Bottle at Andy and Max’s fantasy tasting - molasses and sulfuric. Brown sugar, some roast. medium bodied, dry pruney finish. Carbonic tart, blech. Boozey finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2010
Bottle at Andy and Max’s fantasy tasting. Pours a rich oily black with a fizzling head. Aroma is intense with sharp dark acrid burnt malts, oil, solvent and licorice with hints of smoke, nuts, toffee and anise- a bit off and too sharp/harsh. Flavor is pretty flat, nothing lively going on- oil, tar, and licorice with ink and harsh astringent and bitter burnt malts. Hard to drink.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (7000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 1, 2010
Bottle at Andy and Max’s fantasy tasting. Pours a clear dark brown with a thin beige head. Light caramel and coffee, a hint of roast. Medium bodied, big roast. Dry roast finish with a touch of sweet malt.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (11534) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 10, 2010
Bottle from Malt & Vine. Pours dark brown/black with a few tan bubbles. Aromas of dark burnt malt, mild sour/smoke and a touch of coffee. Medium plus body with rather smooth carbonation. Chocolate and coffee attack the tongue. A bit chalky. Finishes with coffee bitter, and a touch of smoke and/or sour. Really exceptional porter.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - OCT 27, 2008
Bottle. Poured brown black with frothy beige head. Much lacing. Aroma of smoke and roast malt. Very smoky flavour, a little chocolate, a little roast, but mostly smoke. Tangy smoky finish, with more roast.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 24, 2008
Pours a deep black, brown body with a thin whitish head. Spicy, carbonic nutty and hoppy nose. Tingles the nostrils. Mildly metallic and malty with a big hop spiciness. Very nice NW Porter style. Crisp, clean, and refreshing.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2008
V - black with a tan head
A - slight coffee aroma
T - nice strong coffee taste
P - odd aftertaste

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
roder60 (1285) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2008
One of the better beers at the brewery. Poured jet black with some bubbly froathy tan head. Aroma strong coffee and roasted malts. Flavor very creamy with dominant bitter coffee flavor. Dry finish.


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