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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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A dry finishing Porter with coffee/chocolate undertones, and hint of smokiness.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ilovedarkbeer (2279) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Nose is weak chocolate, earth, cellar, and coffee grounds. Flavor is the same. Medium mouthfeel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - APR 4, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours a deep, dark brown, red hues, beige-tan head. Aroma of some dark roast, some malt. Flavor is the. Mouth feel is medium body, medium-high carbonation. Overall, pretty good!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6017) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 4, 2009
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, brown color with small foam, nutty cocoa aromas, flavors of light smoke , meat, walnuts, light finish

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7854) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 3, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a small, off-white head over a dark brown body. Aroma of chocolate, soil and coffee. Taste is watery with notes of chocolate. Watery mouthfeel, light carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2009

Date: March 29, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: clear dark brown, wispy grey head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: rich yet dry chocolate aroma, touch of caramel sweetness
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, dry earthyness that gives it a dry powdery character, touch of caramel sweetness brings back some chocolate richness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gooney (388) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 1, 2009
22 oz bottle from John’s - Very crisp porter that hints at a bit of chocolate. It’s like they took coffee beans roasted over an oak fire and wrapped them with chocolate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7131) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2009
Pours a barely transparent dark mahogany with a wispy-lacing light tan head. Aroma of dry toasty, smoky dark malts and a touch of coffee. Starts with average fullness and just a hint of sweetness before a drier toasty dark malty bittersweet finish. A pretty good porter, but drier than I expected.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6438) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 13, 2009
This black ale poured with a rich tan head and a smoky aroma. There is a chocolate and coffee flavor that is tasty, but not super rich. Very drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (10951) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 3, 2009
Bottle transported by Alex. Thanks! Dark brown color with golden notes and a tan head that ran off at once. Great aromas of chocolate and coffee. Medium body with mild carbonation. Flavor is coffee, toast/burnt malt and a bit of milk chocolate. Finishes pretty dry, very smooth, with something that might be wood smoke. Recommended.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spikester (604) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAR 3, 2009
Very dark brown with some ruby highlights. Small tan head with some lacings. Cocoa coffee aroma. Tastes bittersweet chocolate, some coffee, and a perfect malt compliment. Silky on the tongue and the carbonation is just enough. Drinkability is very good at 5.5% abv. Great first beer from Southern Oregon Brewing!


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