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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


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mmahut (951) - CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 24, 2014
Pours in black body with no head at all, just a tan ring. Aroma has dark fruits, plums, dried grapes, licorice, light vanilla, all weak, clean on nose. Taste is light roasty sweetness, light to medium noble bitterness. Body is medium, medium to high carbonation, watery.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cards04 (1733) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 22, 2014
Didn’t get much on the nose with this. Aromas of some coffee and dirt. Nice lacing on this. Flavors are roast and coffee. Decent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (7190) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 19, 2014
Dunkelbraunes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, Karamell, Schokolade, Vanille. Geschmack röstmalzig süß, Schokolade, würzig.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
portableparty (1909) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Bottle. Pours brown that looks black once it is in the glass and shows a khaki head that fades to a wispy film and collar. Aroma has roasted malt subtle bitter coffee and milk chocolate. Taste is bitter roasted malt and coffee with chocolate showing in the finish. Palate is thin to medium with a dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
danielyabu (1163) - Uniăo da Vitória, BRAZIL - JAN 26, 2014
average frothy light brown head. fair lacing. mostly diminishing. flat thick brownish-black body. aroma: heavy roasted malty, dark bread, dark chocolate, strong coffee. if: moderate sweet. ff: moderate sweet light bitter; long duration. palate: medium body, watery/oily texture, lively carbonation, metallic finish. Dulçor maltado, com toques de café. ST mais completa até agora, segue o estilo. Ligeiro amargor de café no final balanceia bem o dulçor. Levíssima acidez permeia todo o gole, sem prejudica-lo, no entanto.vencida há 19 dias, sem defeitos perceptíveis.70 s

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 21, 2014
Pours an opaque black with a thin tan head that mostly disappears. Nose is fairly faint and of malt and molasses. Very creamy on the palate with medium/heavy viscosity. Taste is of dark, almost burnt, malt, some molasses, with hints of caramel and coffee. Nice finish- slightly dry. An above average porter but not in the top tier. Pairs well with brats off the grill.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ReggieDunlap (3054) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2014
Pours dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma has solid roastiness and hints at coffee and bitter dark chocolate. Flavor has a nice smoky quality that plays well with roasted malts and bitter coffee. Mouthfeel is light/medium but creamy and the finish is dry and roasted/smoky.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Evolutionary (279) - Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Bottle from giant eagle gahanna. Nose is smoky sweetness. Smooth with just a bit of smoke thrown in. Balanced and a safe porter to take home to mom. Not a beer id throw out of bed either. ---Rated via my mouth

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hfmejias (712) - Dover, Delaware, USA - DEC 14, 2013
12 Fl. Oz, Bottle. Poured dark almost black brown, beige head with lots of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and some chocolate mixed with some grain and hops. Taste of coffee and malts slightly bitterness from hops a bit smokey too. Not Bad, nice beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Dark black Brown pour with a lacy khaki head. Nose is deep roasted malts with hops. Taste is espresso, dark malt, and a bitter hop finish. Not bad.


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