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RATINGS: 767   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


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35077) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2009
Bottle 12fl.oz. @ [ Tasting by cgarvieuk ].
Clear dark red brown color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to light light heavy malty, roasted, dusty, cask wood, moderate hoppy, perfume, soap, light notes of vanilla. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20090412]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31220) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2009
12 fl oz bottle, amazing that the label says dark beneath the word porter. Pours..dark, deep amber glare and a small chocolate brown head. Roasted malt, light breadish and vague chocolate note. Roasted malt and nicely hopy fruity flavoured. Distinct liqourice and mild chocolate presence. Ends smooth roasted and light fruity hops bittered. Ends medium dry.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29335) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2007
Bottled. A hazy red-brown beer with a huge fluffy brown head. The aroma is sweet with strong notes of cocoa and chocolate. The flavor is sweet and very roasted, which also lends it a slight acidity, combined with strong notes of chocolate. The alcohol burns slightly in the mouth.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2007
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Courtesy of boboski. Slightly hazy reddish brown with a tall and dense, shaving foam style off-white head leaving a rich lacework. Lightly vinous, roasted malt aroma. Medium body with sweet, roasted - hard roasted - malt accents. Some fruitiness before a dry finish. Appears like a Baltic Porter. 171107

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (20810) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2009
Bottle at home. Dark brown coloured with a medium sized beige head. Light roasted aroma of chocolate, cocoa powder and hazelnuts with nptes of dried fruits. Light roasted flavour of chocolate, cocoa powder, hazelnuts and hops. Roasted and hoppy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20334) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 4, 2009
Bottled. Rubyish amber colour, huge brown head. Aroma is nuts, roasted malts, coffee and some slight notes of chocolate. Flavour is roasted malts, nuts as well as quite big on the ashy notes. Also some caramel malts as well as mild notes of liquorice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16727) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2011
Draft @ Black Lion Inn, Norrköping. Pours a black color with a small tam head. Roasted malty chocolate aroma with hints of coffee. Sweetish roasted malty milky chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (15101) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2012
1st September 2009
Hazy dark brown beer. Frothy tan head. Light airy palate. Soft dark malt with a little chocolate and a whisper of roast. Some minerals and a splash of hop bitterness at the end. Okay but could use a little more solidity - it’s quite an airy Porter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14609) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2007
Black color; huge head. A slightly coffeish Porter, midway between a Stout and a Porter, quite dry mouthfeel (also because of the evident overcarbonation), not bad mainly because of a good hopping.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (14339) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 12, 2009
Bottle at home ... with Jan and charlotte ... deep red brown ... thin bubbly tan head ... milky chocolate nose ... deep roast ... again milky chocolate ...


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