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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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This lip-smacking dark ale is mellow and malty. The aroma is reminiscent of bittersweet dark chocolate and the caramel and roast malt flavors are exceptionally smooth. Medium bodied, with a slightly sweet edge but a dry finish.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
planky84 (1877) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2013
Bottle at Chris Oís pre-GBBF shindig, 2013. Black pour with a tan head. Chocolate, licorice and toffee aroma. Licorice, sweet malt and a little coffee flavour. Not bad.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrisoni (12651) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2013
At Chriso pre GBBF Shindig 2013. Black beer lasting thick tan head. Chocolate sponge on the aroma. Bit thin. Ok chocolate but thin after the aroma.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Draft at the source. This is a decently roasty, medium bodied porter, fairly true to the London style.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (2095) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Had this beer poured from draft at Taphouse Grill in Seattle. Coffee and chocolate with nutty back. Smooth and perfect for this style.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpringsLicker (3046) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Black pour with a 3 dimensional tan head. Rich fragrant roast malt aroma. Coffee chocolate. Rich flavor that follows the aroma. Roasty chocolate and coffee.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4547) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2012
From the October 2012 3R6P tasting. +++ Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with an incredibly huge foamy brown head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was sour and malty anise, vanilla and cream. The flavor was bitter, sour and malty with notes of anise, wood, cherry and a burnt undertone. Medium length bitter, sour and malty anise finish. Way overcarbonated. Ok.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
GarrettB (914) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 26, 2012
April 3rd, 2010 - Iíve never been to Snoqualmie. All I know about the place is that somewhere in that hallowed, mystical land comes my favorite brand of ice cream. Itís a thick, decadent, gut busting treat, and I think when I bought a bottle of the Snoqualmie Falls Stream Train Porter, I had something of a rich, dairy association in mind. But itís nice to try a brewery Iíve never unheard of before. If the distributor is giving it a chance, then so should the drinker. The Steam Train Porter pours with a very black body, showing no brown coloration around its edges, maybe an almost ethereal ring of oak brown somewhere near the top. The smell is fresh and rich, like cream, accented by dry woody notes and a solid maltiness. Thereís also a touch of chocolate, but itís light, and content to stand off to the side as a supporting actor. The flavor is much simpler, sacrificing much of the appeal I caught in the nose. Itís a bright porter, relying on lighter malts, with some simple, pedestrian chocolate flavor and a regular maltiness I find in lots of other normal, drinkable but middling porters. It has a fine consistency, but because of how generic it tastes, I think this might be better spent with a meal or a snack - perhaps some ice cream?

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
22415brewery (370) - redmond, Washington, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Half gallon growler fill sampled approx 30 minutes after visiting the brewery. Pours a dark brown-black, some very deep ruby-like highlights when held up to the light and a thick dark beige cap of foam. Aroma is of roast, the blackish scent of dark roasted barley, some notes of deep cocoa and no hop presence. Smooth roasted flavor with faint notes of dark cocoa powder, coffee, and a little light toffee. Bitterness balances well and is smooth. The carbonation helps clean up the finish. At 5% ABV this is one of the few sessionable Porters out there since the trend is heading toward the over 6% range.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerenberger (1265) - Fischer, Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2012
Aroma is coffee, dark dried fruit and a hint of chocolate. A dark brown pour with a mostly diminishing tan head and no lacing. The taste is rich! Chocolate, coffee, sweet malts, a hint of dark fruit. Medium-to-full bodied and minimal carbonation. Overall, this is a a wondrously rich tasty Porter. Want to have again. Delicious! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (13455) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2012
Tap @ Taphouse Grill. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, chocolate, coffee, notes of vanilla and hops.


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