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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maxwelldeux (3662) - Everett, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle. Pours a near-black color with a moderate tan head on it. Nose has a fair amount of roasting and just a hint of unsweetened chocolate in there. Taste is light and smooth, with a little coffee bitterness coming through, and a bitter chocolate finish to it. Nice porter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 12, 2007
Pitch black pour with a thin light brown head. Aroma of coacoa with roasted malt and hops. Solid flavor of coacoa, roasted malt and hops with a dry and bitter finish. The body is light with a powdery texture and medium carbonation. A nice porter.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zach8270 (3467) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2006
(bottle - 22 oz) To begin with, a big thank you to jah noth for splitting this bottle with me. Black pour with a big mound of tan foam. Very rich aroma of burnt and roasted malts mixed with some chocolate and some hops. Smooth chocolate flavor with a lot of roasted malt hints and a nice hop balance to polish off the flavor. Very creamy. Thanks for sharing this one Dan.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hayduke (3366) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 10, 2009
This poured from the 22 oz bottle a very dark brown that let in no light and raised a light brown head with good retention and good lacing. Nose of roasted malts with chocolate, coffee, and ripe fruit. Soft creamy mouthfeel. Flavor is heavy on the coffee and the finish is dry. A very decent porter.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crit (3350) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 14, 2003
A very drinkable porter but nothing special to remember it by. I found it rather simplistic

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexanderj (3317) - Branson, Missouri, USA - APR 5, 2009
On tap at the Tap House Grill in Seattle. Color was dark brown iwth a light brown head. Aroma was good, with roasted malt, caramel and vanilla. Flavor was really nice for the style. Caramel, roasted malt, coffee, vanilla and cocoa. A bit of chalk, but it wasnít detracting. Good beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpringsLicker (3132) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mR_fr0g (3106) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2013
Bottle at Chrisoís Pre-GBBF Shindig 2013. Dark opaque colour. Aroma is dark roasted grains, soy and nutty malt. Flavour is rye bread and soft roast and some mineral. Average.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - APR 4, 2006
(22 oz bottle: $3.39 at Bottleworks in Seattle, WA) After opening 5 consecutive bottles of infected porter from OTHER Pacific-Northwest breweries, Snoqualmie Falls comes to the rescue with not only a healthy porter, but a damn tasty one too! Roasty, smoky, ashy and fairly bitter, but also sweet and very chocolaty, so the balance of the two contrasting flavors is magnificent. There is also a moderate earthy, tart, woody, cherry character for added complexity. The chocolate flavor transforms from a sweet, milk chocolate to a more bitter and dark chocolate flavor in the finish. Although roast and chocolate are present in the nose, itís also somewhat yeasty too, so Iím less enthused by how this beer smells. Medium-full bodied, perhaps a tad acidic, and highly carbonated, so this isnít the most pleasant mouthfeel Iíve experienced with a porter. Pours a tall, foamy, tan head atop a pitch black body. Despite a bit of roughness on the palate, this is a quality porter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAY 20, 2008
On tap at the Green Dragon. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Fairly smooth porter, lighter roasted body, soft cocoa flavor up front, more of a bakers chocolate flavor towards the finish. A touch watery, lacked the creamy smoothness of some porters, opting instead for a crisper more pronounced hopped quality.


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