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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
A dry finishing Porter with coffee/chocolate undertones, and hint of smokiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Bottle:   Deep brown, nearly black, moderate to large foamy beige head, fairly nice lacing.   Sweet roasted malts on the nose.   Smells inviting.   Oh wow!   Smooth roastiness on the tongue, semi-sweet, a litle lactose sweetness, and a great body.   This is silky smooth and delicious.   This one I am surprised by as many seem to be acrid and too thin.   This has a great malt base, smooth malts to back up the soft hop bitterness.   Very flavorful.   This might be one of my new favorite Porters from Oregon.   Smidgen of dark chocolate too.   This one is very very nice.   Recommended!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (6370) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - NOV 14, 2011
Dark brown color with tan sheen. Dark chocolate, black licorice, tobacco aromas. Medium body with soft co2. Lightly sweet herbal black licorice flavor with dark chocolate, medium roast malt, pale malt, nicely bitter finish--good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwm1034 (710) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2011
22 oz bottle split with Erin and Byron...pours black like a stout; tan head - nose of chocolate and, I think, cherry....taste is coffee / expresso and toasted chocolate....very very good body and taste...another Oregon winner I can’t get in IL....guess I’ll have to come back

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keith0718 (429) - Kansas, USA - SEP 23, 2011
Massive porter more like a stout. Big, bold coffee/chocolate flavor without the sweet malty heaviness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
devilben02 (281) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2011
This one is really impressive out of bottle, with a deep, opaque brown-to-black color topped by a huge, fizzy beige head that settles to a persistent ring. The aroma is pleasantly sweet and earthy, with a predominant vanilla character over a light roasted quality that was reminiscent of white toast. The flavor is sadly more one-dimensional, with the same vanilla character and some dark caramel being only modestly balanced by a dark roasted coffee bitterness. A light, prickly carbonation cuts through a medium-weight body, which combines with a slight astringency to make this one harsher than would be desired. In the end, the sweet yet roasty profile is enjoyable enough, but it doesn’t make this beer any more than a nice but unremarkable porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerCast_Rich (1905) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 22, 2011
[1pt 6floz bottle, courtesy of cgarvieuk] Dark brownish black. Thick cream-coloured head that thins pretty quickly. Roasted mocha aroma. Not got the huge alcohol that other US porters have – good session porter. Sweet on finish, but never cloying [19082011]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 20, 2011
Bottle at Craigs. A black beer with a decent tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee and yeast. Flavours of chocolate, yeast and caramel. Moderate carbonation with a fair CO2 prickle. Mouth-feel is quite oily.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (17632) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 19, 2011
bottle at home ... dark black ... thin lacing ... soft roast malt ... dark cherry roast nose ... soft roast ... light fizz ... dark malt ... soft toffee malt ... dark roast ... roast malt ... little toffee ...decent enough but not quite there

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (14260) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 17, 2011
Bottled 0,65 ltr (bottle from Oregon)
Opaque black color, small beige head. Strong chocolaty, coffee bean aroma. Medium-bodied. Chocolaty, toasted, coffee bean flavor. Sweetish finish. Low bitterness. Very tasty, especially if this is really only 5.5%.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bpreo (2089) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 13, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2015 First of all, this is the best smelling beer I have ever had. The taste is just as good, and almost tastes as good as it smells. Almost. Still though, holy cow, this beer will surprise you. Re-rating, 3/29/2015: Now that my palate was ruined by Falling Sky’s two behemoth 11+%ers, this Porter fails to break through.

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