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RATINGS: 216   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
American hops provide a smooth distraction for Payback Porter’s robust strength, which is concealed within the shadows of dark imported malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vmilaxer29 (412) - North Dakota, USA - MAR 15, 2012
A pretty great porter. The hint of coffee is downright intense. Palate is great, really smooth. Aroma is also smoky, great combo with the coffee. A little too much carbonation in the finish, but nothing that distracts too much from the beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftycarl21 (2295) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 3, 2012
Draught at Churchkey. Black pour, beige head. Nose and flavor marked by mocha, dark chocolate, roast, half and half, and milk, with a silky mouthfeel and surprisingly easy, not too bitter finish. Good roast character throughout; nice porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (7546) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2012
22 oz. bottle from deftim13- thanks again, Tim! Pours a deep brown, amber at the bottom, with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, nuts, earth, brown sugar, toast, and black olives. Flavor of roasted malts, toasted nuts, earth, olives, wood, and plums. Light-medium bodied, with a roasty, juicy mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Just a little off.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (15913) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Draft. Slightly hazy dark amber color, tan head, decent lacing. Aroma of nutella and coffee. taste is coffee grounds and milk chocolate. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (9359) - San Diego County, California, USA - DEC 31, 2011
Tap at Churchkey thanks to Travlr! Deep sepia to muddy brune color with swathes of tan lace. Nose is Heavy roast and spicy hazelnut. Decent caramel and spice. Taste is bitter, toasty, roasty, sharp. A bit tannic. Coffee gritty. Not bad. Dry and sharply bitter. Decent coffee heavy porter. Slightly tart finish. Mild cardboard. I enjoyed it nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SDalkoholic (2232) - Linda Vista, California, USA - DEC 15, 2011
Bottle from Bev Mo: Created a thick formation of foamed head while the liquid was a dark brown that was completely opaque. The aroma has a cereal fragrance, but with an added coffee bean and melted milk chocolate nose as well. The flavor was sort of bland with only a minimal amount of roasted malt, and light traces of canned coffee. The price of this was fair, but this was just an ordinary porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (3958) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 31, 2011
Bomber from BevMo online (Pleasanton) Nose is roasty coffee and lots of chocolate with sweet creamy notes. Black with a big beige tan head that laces lightly. Flavor is a lot fo chocolate with coffee and light bitter notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DavoleBomb (1522) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2011
Brought back from my recent trip to SF. Poured into a pint glass. 4.0 A: Black color. Two fingers of pillowy light brown head with average retention and a good bit of lacing. 3.5 S: Roasty with moderate coffee and chocolate component. Biscuity overall with light caramel sweetness. Smells pretty good other than a faint "industrial" aroma, that may or may not stem from the hops, which are mainly earthy and barely citrusy. 4.0 T: The taste is like the nose, but with different proportions. Equally roasty and sweet. Roasted coffee flavors offset by sweet dark caramel. Mild bitterness with earthy hop flavor. Again there’s the industrial component. Not sure what it actually is. No hints of booze at all. 3.5 M: Lighter medium to medium body. Carbonation is a bit more aggressive than I’d like. Reasonably creamy and smooth overall. 4.0 D: A couple categories were borderline next step up. If not for strange "industrial vibe" this brew gives off, it would be a very tasty one. Still, not a bad beer and I would drink it again. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 06-27-2011 18:28:32

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HighWine (955) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2011
Bottle. Obsidian black in the glass. Lightly carbonated with tiny bubbles and thus a short lived tan head. Looks like a warm cola. Toasty nose that smells as much like black olives as it does beer. Creamy and mildly toasty flavor. Good mouthfeel and nice dark chocolate flavors linger on the palate. Hops don’t dominate (as they shouldn’t eighths style) but they are present and give good balance. Good but not exceptional.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 16, 2011
Bottle:   Lucious little Porter here.   Deep deep brown, lovely head, large and foamy, light beige, nice lacing.   Smooth, oh so damn smooth on the tongue.   Soft roastiness, a little bit of coffee and chocolate.   Now this a Porter!   Smells like a Porter Milkshake!   Soft hops, which is preferable.   I am not a big Porter fan, but this one makes me forget all those nasty astringent or overly hoppy messes that most people call a Porter.   Yeah, good stuff this is!

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