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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

STYLE: American Porter
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
njnut (320) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Poured into pint from bottle a very dark brown with off white head. Roasted malts, coffee and somewhat earthy on the nose. The taste is chocolate, coffee, a hint of vanalia and licorice with some alcohol noted. The finish is a bit smokey and it bitters. Enjoyable but not blown away.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
outlawskies (454) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie says to sharp more malt kind of meh. She only gives. A 3 kind I watery. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Taboada (463) - Compostela (Galiza), - OCT 10, 2014
355 mml bottle tasted the 09/10/2014. Very dark brown colour with a small off-white head. Aroma is very roast and coffee. The taste is roasted malts, coffee, black chocolate and a little bitter. Medium body and light carbonation. The aftertaste is dry with the presence of the black coffee. Next one please!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (2919) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 9, 2014
From a bottle. Pours dark brown with a thick, bubbly tan head and lots of lacing. Tastes like coffee, roasted malt, some dark chocolate, and a bit of alcohol and vanilla. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like roasted malt, dark chocolate, and some coffer and alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ed5388 (2431) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 2, 2014
12oz bottle from Crossroads. Pours a dark brown almost black color with a small foamy tan head. Aroma of milk chocolate, roasted malts, hints of caramel, and some earthiness. Taste mimics the nose. Milk chocolate and roasted malt up front, folowed by some char, earth, and a sweet caramel finish. Solid

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skmikeg (1140) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Pours a pitch black one finger tan head which fades to nice lacing. Aroma is of roasted malts, bakers chocolate, espresso,caramel, and some light burnt wood. Taste is pretty similar to the aroma. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a semi bitter, medium finish. Overall, a pretty tasty and drinkable porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
airrick2003 (617) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reberiii (397) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (5538) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours black, aroma of milk chocolate, taste is sweet chocolate, dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mtdewa1 (441) - 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.

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