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RATINGS: 797   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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


fattybladdy's rating

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fattybladdy (628) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours a dark near black with slight head. Aroma is chocolate and grain, pretty strong. Taste is coffee, roasted malt, cocoa. Fairly tame, but still pretty decent and very drinkable.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (15853) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown color, medium off white head. Aroma of dark coffee, cocoa. Taste is roasty, fairly light body. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ShivanDragon (2254) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2015
@BeerTemple , Amsterdam, 30/5/2015 - Aged Porter van 2012 die 3 jaar in de kelder heeft gestaan... schenkt zwart met bruine kraag. Aroma van koffie, chocolade, gebrande mout, best ok. Smaken zijn direct bij de eerste slok al opvallend dun, hmmm dat voor een aged bier..... erg dun allemaal.... verder uiteraard de koffie, bittere chocolade, vanille, weinig aging kenmerken.... erg vlak en flets allemaal.... bittertje in de afdronk en wat droog.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1911) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2015
330ml bottle from Gonzo Beer, Coventry. Aroma is toasted malt and spice. There is also a touch of smoke. Taste starts sweet with a smoky bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (4128) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2015
bottle. Deep brown with one finger head. Chocolate malt with light roast. Not as bitter as a lot of porters. Pretty average.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
hophead1234 (46) - - APR 9, 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hershiser2 (1419) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2015
Bottle. Pours black with a small tan head. Smells of coffee, metal, fish. Taste is coffee and creamy chocolate.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Piw (400) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - APR 2, 2015
UPDATED: APR 3, 2015 355ml Flasche. Schwarz und klar. Grosse, schöne Schaumkrone. Leichtes Karamellaroma. Süsser Nachgeschmack.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
YigSvartka (219) - 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 (372) - 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 (1359) - New York, 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.


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