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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

STYLE: American Porter
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

Tessic's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tessic (816) - Brantford, Ontario, - OCT 22, 2012
This porter poured a deep black colour with a tan coloured, foamy head. Small amount of lacing. To the nose there are scents of coffee, ripe fruit, smoke and dark cocoa. First sip was flavourful with tastes of coffee, roasted malt, dark chocolate and toast. Finish is lightly smokey with the real roast lingering forever.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mark_Eck (239) - - APR 18, 2014
Pours a dark brown with red hue. Aroma is smokey and hints of bitter coffee and chocolate. Taste is smokey, roasted malts and some bitter coffee.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Patrickctenchi (3093) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 11, 2014
Bottle: Pours dark cola, with a huge, chunky tan head. Aroma is light coffee, lighter chocolate. Taste is mild coffee, cream, slightly dry cocoa powder. Tastes pretty good, but it certainly lacks any punch. Very thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maakun (322) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2014
Black with small beige head. Lots of roasted malts, nuts, some ash, cocoa powder, some hoppy citrus and pine. Light sweet with big bitterness. Medium bodied with watery feel and very dry finish. Ok

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
erickok (3185) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - APR 2, 2014
Black bodied and beige head. Chocolate, cereal, roasted and milk malt base with American moderate hop balance. Doughy milky yeast. Medium body, light roasted taste with again a milky feel, yet not necessarily oily or thick. Good amount of flavour. Nice brew, very high quality and tasty too. (33cl bottle from Beer City)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bigda83 (32) - Jamestown, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Not a big fan of this one. Southern Tier has much better offerings. It’s go a nice dark appearance in the glass. Smells of nuts, toast, earthy, chocolate, coffee. Taste of some coffee and chocolate with a smokiness in there. No bitterness. Not something I’d try again, but it was good to test this at least.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
raymow (780) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2014
bottled - Not all that good. I had Founders Porter right before this and that was much better. Not as much chocolate or coffee notes as you would expect.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
egreener (11) - Petersburg, Michigan, USA - MAR 17, 2014
12 oz. Bottle. Pours a deep dark mocha with creamy tan head and good lacing. Toasty coffee and bitter chocolate aroma. Body is medium. Bitter coffee and chocolate flavor does not linger, only hangs around on the tongue for maybe a second.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patjeadam (54) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2014
First smell has a strong scent of roasted beans. First taste has a bit sweetness, roasted chocolate and some hints of red fruits. Remarkably well balanced. Recommended. ---Rated via Beer Buddy (iOs)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Philym (708) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2014
Appearance: Dark ruby/brown with ruby highlights and a cm thick ivory/tan head. Aroma: Liquorice, prune, rye, wheat, chocolate, marzipan, hint of sour cherry, bread/toast. Taste: Medium sourness and bitterness, low sweetness, slight saltiness. Palate: Thick grainy texture, light body, average carbonation, dry, lingering bitter, sour, smoky, espresso, roast malt, tobacco,bready finish. Comments: Very tasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (6363) - Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Brown pour, nose of cocoa rootbeer. Flavor is chcoaltey, slight roast, slight oddness, slight spice (like rootbeer). Weird porter on my palate righ tnow.

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