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RATINGS: 264   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (9253) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, thick black pour with thin tan head, aroma brought notes of chocolate, roast, hints of coffee, hints of earth, spice, nice dark fruits, hints of slight nuts. Taste is a mix of dark chocolate, roast hints of earth, caramel, toffee, slight earth, spice, hints of oak and vanilla even though its not oak aged, touch of dark fruits, finishing slightly sweet, bitter, and dry.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (9133) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 11, 2007
On tap at toronado. This dark brown ale poured with a thin tan head. There is a pleasant chocolate malt taste, with a bitter chocolate finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (8539) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 1, 2007
Draft. Blackish beer with a thin beige head. Malty aroma with some roast and chocolate. Roasty, big chocolate flavor. Smooth and velvety mouthfeel with a slightly fuller body. Lingering chocolate. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (8178) - La Mesa, 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (8159) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 6, 2010
Courtesy of kiefdog. Pours deep brilliant ruby – garnet with assertive mocha head. The aroma is a mix of malty – roasty sweetness as well as nuttiness, chocolate covered malt balls and some burnt malts. Nice. The taste is full robust maltiness from fully dark roasted malts to burnt malts and then heading toward molasses and a thick layer of nuttiness. Wow, good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (8127) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 29, 2016
15/II/16 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle shared @ Struise Schooltje - BB: n/a, born V/6/15 (2016-160) Thanks to Tim DB for picking me up this bottle!

Clear dark brown beer, creamy beige head, pretty stable, non adhesive. Aroma: bit herbal, grassy touch, minty (according to the Urbs ;-), sweet touch, caramel, soft roast, pretty malty. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: sweet malty start, bit oxidized, soft roast, pretty hoppy, bit herbal. Aftertaste: bitter hops, minty, more herbs, dry finish, slightly sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 31, 2010
Bottle at a Blue Palms Brown Bag blind tasting. Pours with a deep brown body and a small, off-white head. Aroma of roast, some dark fruits, chocolate, molasses, toffee and light earthy hops. Taste is roast, dark fruits, dried fruits and a bit of earthiness. Decent amount of coffee. Feels decently big. Medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (7849) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2016
(Draught at Man in the Moon, Stockholm, 1 Feb 2016) Black colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with chocolate, coffee and blueberries. Malty, roasted taste with notes of dark chocolate, cacao, coffee, blueberries and a generous cacao bitterness in the finish. More than medium body, with a touch of sweetness. Tasty and very well balanced porter. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (7579) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 7, 2010
Bomber. Poured deep brown with a spotty tan head.. short-lived, but easily-resuscitated. The aroma picked up coffee, molasses, and dark chocolates with notes of vanilla, toasted sourdough, and earthy hoppage around.. sweet kick with a fine hop balance. The flavor found molasses, coffee, and dark chocolate sweetness at the core (moderate + roast to it).. earth and coffee bitterness surrounded.. picked up a touch of rummy sweetness on the finish. Medium-plus bodied and a tad grainy on the palate.. warm with a fine hop balance against the malts.. I thought this was really well done!


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