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RATINGS: 230   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (7358) - San Diego, California, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6925) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Draft at sb. Pours black with a dense and creamy tan head. Loose stringy lace. Mild roasty dark chocolate nose. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Roasty dark chocolate mid palate with a long dark chocolate finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernest (6905) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2013 Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, brown, mostly lasting. Body is black. Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain / coffee, chocolate, caramel), lightly hoppy (flowers, grapefruit), with notes of vanilla and blackberry. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. Had this on draft back in ’07 and it’s nice to see that it’s still solid to this day. Nice aroma, balance, and mouthfeel. Doesn’t stand out in any way -- it certainly plays it safe -- but at the same time it doesn’t make any mistakes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (6659) - New York, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6600) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (6463) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 24, 2010
Courtesy of wavers1. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Smells of chocolate, some caramel hints. Tastes spicy and roasty with some earthiness on the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (6349) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 16, 2015
22oz bottle pours a deep black with some creamy, off white head. Nose has a comforting note of coffee grounds, some brown sugar, molasses. Flavor has some nutty coffee, chocolate covered berries, molasses, malt, a little soil. Big coffee finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
onceblind (6111) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Clear black pour with a medium fading rocky head. Nose is roasty and a touch smokey with roasted black grains and un-sweet cocoa. Taste is smokey and cocoa-y with a earthy cocoa sweetness and thorough herbal hop notes. Sweet overall but not in a chocolaty way. Just a bit too smokey for me. Good in chili Im sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (6066) - Phoenix, Arizona, 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)

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