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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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3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BULLREB1024 (13) - USA - JAN 22, 2010
Beer has a very dark amber color with an off white frothy head.First Drink is overwhelming with rasberry and chocolate flavors. After first taste beer evens out and has a good flavor. Beer leaves a bitter after taste. Over all the beer was pretty good and i would drink it again.


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Tobyrando (5) - 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 (3119) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2014
Draught at Craft Beer Co, Clerkenwell on 19 Jun 2012. Poured a really deep ruby, near black, with a dense beige head. Aroma was fairly light, considering, with some dark malt, roasted nuts and mild smoke. Roasted malt flavours, with some coffee and brown sugar. Finish was espresso, dark chocolate and ash.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
motelpogo (7021) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 23, 2014
sampled on tap at olbaren and bottled from beergeek. dark brown with a purple tinge and light head; aroma of chocolate crackles, hints of ribena and smoke; roasty flavour - instant coffee, burnt toast. pretty decent

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheHopster (834) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Tasted half a bottle with Con. Nice roasted malt and full body. Definitely looking forward to having my own bottle shortly. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kdm1984 (707) - Missouri, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Very faint aroma of malt. Light chocolate and malt flavors. Somewhat watery. Rather weak. Drinkable, but nothing memorable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
njnut (275) - 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.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
outlawskies (447) - - 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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Taboada (385) - 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!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (2454) - 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.


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