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RATINGS: 787   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
arn8897 (77) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Pours black with a light khaki head. Aromas of coffee and some malt sweetness. Taste of coffee, malt sweetness and a little smokiness. Thin mouth feel with nice lacing in the glass. Overall very nice example of an American style porter.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AdamJackson (3079) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 16, 2015
12oz bottle, fridge temp. dark brown, almost no head. smells like a lager with roasted malts addd. Very weak body, weak taste, lager yeast for some reason. not sure what else to add. just not a fan of this one.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pottygok (510) - Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2015
Aroma: Roasted coffee, cocoa, and toasted malts. Appearance: Black with a tan head that dissipates quickly. Taste: Light sweetness with a medium sourness. Palate: Medium body, dry texture, soft carbonation, dry finish. Overall: A bit too dry, but still very rich and complex. I enjoyed this one a lot. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Joel (114) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 20, 2015
Smooth and balanced. Somewhat malty but no other dominating characteristics. Easy drinking, good-to-style porter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sturmthis (702) - Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2015
On tap. Black color with one finger off white head. Chocolate and coffee aroma. Lighter coffee taste, not over powering.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tricyclist (960) - Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2015
A nice beer all around. Nice dark rich pour with a full light khaki head. Nose is roasted malts and some dark fruits. A little plums and maybe raspberry. Flavor has a little sweetness added to the roast. Some lighter sweetness, like candy sugar and molasses. Smooth finish with a nice medium body. I dig it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerathon (1388) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2015
Dark brown with thin tan head and lacing. Big roasted malts in the nose, along with chocolate and coffee. Nice slightly bitter flavor along with aforementioned scents. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (5273) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2014
12 oz bottle. Poured a deep brown color with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted grains and malts, light chocolate notes. Light coffee, some bitter cocoa, light brown sugar. Pretty tasty and a solid porter.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Tobyrando (7) - New York, USA - DEC 17, 2014 does not count
Pours deep, rich black, nice toasty flavor. Great representation of the style. Most craft brewers seem fixated on adding a twist to classic styles to make them stand out, often the embellishment is more of a distraction than anything else. This is just a good, classic porter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (3446) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Black pour from 12oz bottle to Maudite glass at home. Roasty, coffee, and malty aroma. Has a sweet and milky taste. Mild hints of cocoa and coffee, slight fruit ending. Toasty and pretty tasty too.


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