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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Hearty malts meld with a subtle balance of hops to create a dark and nurturing ale of comfort and complexity. Hints of bittersweet chocolate and espresso fill the tongue, finishing with just a touch of smoke. Not too sweet or filling, this versatile dark ale dissuades the notion that a darker beer is a stronger beer. Five varieties of roasted malts are the source of Porter’s dark color and rich taste, while two varieties of hops bring a mellow bite to this deep toasty ale.
FOOD PAIRINGS: Particularly tasty with slow-cooked meats, grilled cheese, smoked sausage. Pairs well with chocolate desserts, pumpkin pie, cheesecake.
AVAILABILITY: Year-round / 12oz (6pk and 24 bottle cases) / 1/2 keg, 1/6 keg

ABOUT THE BEER
STYLE: American Porter
BREWED SINCE: 2002
ABV: 5.8%
FERMENTATION: Ale yeast, five varieties of malts, two varieties of hops
COLOR: Dark brown with a red hue
EFFERVESCENCE: Moderate, lingering
NOSE: Earthy, toasted grains
FLAVOR: Mild coffee bitterness, chocolate, a delicate malty sweetness with hints of carmel and smoke
BITTERNESS: medium-light
BODY: Creamy but not thick, medium bodied
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 45-50°F GLASS: Pint glass, mug AVAILABILITY: Year-round / 12oz (6pk and 24 bottle cases) / 1/2 keg, 1/6 keg CELLARING: 4-45°F


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
airrick2003 (479) - Louisiana, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Appearance: this beer is opaque black, pours with a very small tan head that fades quickly Aroma: coffee, chocolate, dark roasted malt, grain Taste: chocolate, coffee, dark roasted malt, some bitterness on the finish Palate: lively carbonation, slight coffee aftertaste, light mouthfeel Overall: this is a really good porter, nice vibrant coffee flavor with out being too heavy, could be a good winter session beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reberiii (329) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Bought a six pack: roasty malts in dark, dark pour. The beer is appropriately thin, but full of malt roast and a faint hint of chocolate. Not extraordinarily complex.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (2283) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours black, aroma of milk chocolate, taste is sweet chocolate, dry.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mtdewa1 (307) - rome, New York, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Aroma a bit week. Notes of chocolate, coffee and some roasted malts. Dark pour little khaki head. Taste roasted malts, bitter chocolate and lingering coffee. Very smooth well done. Nice mouthfeel to it.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EyeAmBaldman (229) - Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Pours dark mahogany (reddish tint in the light), with an off white head. Aroma is slightly sweet with roasted malt. This is a medium bodied beer with a nice dark chocolate taste and a heavy coffee aftertaste. This was a surprising beer...very we’ll done.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike5326 (907) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Dark brown color, small off white head. Medium roasted malt aroma. Light body with a light pepper malt flavor and a smooth finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nakedwhendrunk (2094) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Reviewed from notes. American Porter deserves to be poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a nice settling one finger white foamy head that left a light somewhat clingy lacing after the head dissipated within about a minute. The smell had a hearty dark roasted sweet maltiness that let in a light earthy bitterness. Light chocolate ends up coming in near the end. The taste was semi-sweet with the dark roasty sweet maltiness fulfilling my taste buds. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a slight sessionability to it. The carbonation seemed to be good for the style as it was just sharp enough but also still slightly smooth enough. Overall, I say this was a good American Porter to have again.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jetulio (102) - Tarragona.SPAIN, SPAIN - JUL 21, 2014
355 ml. bottle poured into a Snifter glass Appearance....... Black beer with foamy head colour beige of one finger aprox not lasting, a thin ring last until the end Aroma...............   Llittle touch of malt and a strong chocolate aroma Taste........ Some tea and pine notes and then hop , touch of bitterness lasting in mouth Mouthfeel........... medium/full body and soft carbonation Overall............ a very recomendable porter, a chocolate predominance with style.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
angel77 (950) - oviedo, SPAIN - JUL 17, 2014
Botella de 33 cl en el lúpulo en septiembre de 2012. Porter ligera con 5.8 vol que se bebe bien y buen paso por boca con sabores y aromas suaves. Se podría repetir.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rikstar (759) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2014
0,33l fles thuis, donker bruin met een bescheiden bruine kraag. Geur en smaak zijn rijk met koffie, chocolade en room. Body is licht tot medium daardoor goed door te drinken. Aangename porter


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