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RATINGS: 202   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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American hops provide a smooth distraction for Payback Porter’s robust strength, which is concealed within the shadows of dark imported malts.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (6028) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2009
Draft. Pours near black with a beige head. Light roasty aroma with some fruity and caramel sweetness. The flavor has roasted malt up front, coffee, chocolate, and a light wisp of smoke on the back end. Tasty and drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (5797) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 2, 2010
Black color/ brown head. Nutty, roasty, chocolate aromas. medium bodied. Chocolate milk, roasted nut, medium roasted malt flavors.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (5645) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2012
Bottle. Exceptional visuals, textbook porter ... deep, dark black, with a towering, cratered head of tan foam. The aroma is somewhat mute, but the beer delivers a full-on, robust kick of somewhat ashy, bitter chocolate chewiness. There’s a hint of prune, but in a pleasant way. This is a super easy to drink brew, classic porter with a kick. Well done. (#4601, 5/23/2012)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2009
Very hoppy for a porter nose. Roasty, earthy good floral bitterness in the aroma. Dark brown pour with a creamy tan head. The flavor is roasty and earthy with a good deal of hop bitterness in the finish. Long dryness lingers. Well done.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 1, 2008
On tap at Hamiltons. Black with a creamy tan head. Roasty aroma and taste with bitter chocolate and mild coffee notes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - SEP 27, 2009
Draft. Pours a black body with a tan head. Roast y with coffee esk spiciness, chocolate malt, smooth and roast y and a mild etoh warming. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
egajdzis (5305) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2008
[Draft @ Freakin Frog] Poured an opaque black color with a medium sized tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, cocoa, nuts, and charred wood. Taste of chestnuts, roast, chocolate, and light smoke in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (5300) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2010
Draft sample and full bottle enjoyed on the lawn at NY Brew Fest with Andrew, Pat, PJ, and Feng Daddy. Pours a deep blackish -brown, with a frothy light brown head. Aroma of chocolate, roast, malts, and oat while the finish showcases a slightly hoppy backbone. Body is on the full side for a porter. One of the best beers at the festival.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5278) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 4, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2010 Tasted at the 5th Annual (2008) Triple Rock Firkin Fest. This porter poured a dark eclipse black color from the firkin. Small sized tan head. Aroma is chocolate and coffee, with a touch of oak. A medium to full bodied porter. The malts are chocolate and coffee, with a touch of vanilla and bourbon and a hint of oak. The hops are earthy. Nice balance. Smooth soft carbonation. Touch of the bourbon barrel is evident. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter with a hint of vanilla. </br> Bottled Version Payback Porter Sampled on 1/2/2010. This porter pours a dark black brown color with some ruby highlights. Large sized tan foamy head, with nice lacing and good retention. The aroma is roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. A medium bodied porter. The malts are roasty and chocolate. The hops are earthy and floral. The flavors are a little more towards the roasted malt side than the chocolate and coffee. It is also fairly hoppy for a porter. I like the concept. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. 8-4-8-4-16

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (5223) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 6, 2012
Bottle. Black pour with a tall, frothy tan head. Nose is surprisingly more chocolate than roasted malt with soft coffee notes, vanilla and hints of dark fruit. Taste is also rather up front with the chocolate and vanilla. The roasted malt and coffee are present but relegated to a background flavor. Softer notes of dark fruit show up as well. Body is medium-full with a rich, creamy carbonation. Finishes with a touch more bitterness. Roasted malt, dark chocolate, light vanilla notes and coffee round it out. Nice porter!


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