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RATINGS: 790   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


UDBeernut's rating

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UDBeernut (1959) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2012
on tap at Miss Lucy’s Kitchen in Saugerties, Ny. poured into a cheater pint Pours a deep dark amber color with ruby on the edges, foamy 1/2" tan head with good retnetion, educes to a small cap. Nose is kind of bland, light roast and chocolate. This is a well balanced porter, roastiness is the main influence mixed with faint chocolate, flower, slight toast. Medium body, tends to feel a bit flat and thick on the toungue. Finishes dry, I wish it had a tad more carbonation to help.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
YigSvartka (159) - Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 27, 2015
Opaque black with a mid sized head. Good retention. Aroma containing notes of roast, malt, and dark chocolate. Relatively light bodied for a porter. Dark chocolate, malt, and roast coalesce with a mildly hoppy and dry finish. Average.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhp40219 (343) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 18, 2015
12 oz bottle. Dark brown pour with a small light tan head that leaves a fair amount of lacing. Aroma of dark chocolate, dark coffee, and toasted malts. Taste is pretty much the same as aroma except a slight bitterness at the end. Quick finish of cocoa and malt. Medium body, slightly chewy texture, average carbonation. Definitely more robust than most porters with a heavier, almost imperial stout like taste. Very nice!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trapped (1064) - New York City, TURKEY - MAR 16, 2015
Bottle @ NYC Craft Beer Festival. Dark inky brown with small off-white head, caramel aroma, low carbonation, roasted malt - caramel taste, long bitter finish. Good but the roasted bitterness was too predominant.

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
arn8897 (96) - 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 (3253) - 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 (517) - 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 (755) - 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 (985) - 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 (1416) - 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.


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