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RATINGS: 217   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.

Jcarb28's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jcarb28 (97) - Pico Rivera, California, USA - JUN 3, 2014
Dark black on the pour. Wanted more from the aromas but the taste of sweet chocolate and light coffee and perfect hop flavors makes up for it. A bit silky on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zymurgeist2 (1321) - Redwood City, California, USA - AUG 8, 2015
From bomber to tulip. Aromas of coffee, slight lavender and roast. Pours very deep brown with minimal chestnut highlighting. Taste is roasty and floral, a little disjointed. Finishes harshly bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 5, 2015
You can blither on about robust strength and dark imported malts until your arse catches fire, this beer suits only one adequate description: a silky chocolate mousse in a beer. Yep. I like it a lot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (9684) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2015
Very good porter, from a recent USA trip. Robust yes, hops not overwhelming and adding flavour. Not too roasty. Very drinkable, and still strong carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (4978) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2015
Bomber on my daughters patio (Laguna Niguel) on 24th May 2015. Decent Porter, black body, tanned topping, looked the part. Malts all the way here, dark chocolate, ground coffee and some root liquorice notes. Body depth good, smooth and tasty. Light smoky/over roasted feel to the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (8690) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 11, 2015
Draught at the Speakeasy, San Francisco, CA.
Dark reddish brown colour with a small tan head. Roasted malt, mild coffee and dryness in the aroma. Roasted malt, strong coffee, roast, dryness and ash in the flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinsenn (1508) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 21, 2015
On tap. Rich robust Porter with a bitter bite. Roasty and toasty and tasty. Nice Porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SteveOrz85 (104) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Poured from bomber into tulip. Poured black with two finger tan head. Light lacing. Aroma is lightly malty. Taste is robust and is lightly sweet with a fairly smooth finish. Notes of toffee and roasted malts. Light to medium carbonation. Great tasting average porter at an affordable price. $5.50 for a bomber not a bad price in PA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thb (753) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 27, 2015
Another black thing with thin light brown head. Gives off chocolate, burnt toast aromas. Taste starts very roasty - let it warm up a bit and the alcohol comes into the picture with a bit of heat. Finish is dry, bitter, and a little floral? Hop character in the end is unusual for the style - I like my porters a little richer than this one. The dryness of this is even approaching CDA territory.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ikigai (74) - California, USA - FEB 26, 2015
2/25/15 from bomber. Slight chocolately aroma. Nice light coffee dark malt flavor. A little thin mouthfeel. Deceptively little alcohol taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeremyh70 (890) - Missouri, USA - FEB 18, 2015
Pours a dark black with minimal highlights, a thick khaki head and decent lacing. Aroma of dark roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, cocoa, mocha and a hint of Worcestershire. Taste is also heavy on the dark roasted malts with a bit of sweetness. Flavors of day old dark roast coffee, cocoa, mocha, molasses, oats, some ash and a smooth roasty bitterness. Finishes semi dry and roasty. Mouthfeel is semi creamy with a medium/full body and moderate/high carbonation. Nice flavorful Porter that shows off the dark specialty malts but has just enough sweetness to keep it from getting too dry and roasty.

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