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RATINGS: 401   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Summit Porter is very dark, but lighter-bodied than you’d expect, with a robust, malty character and a delightfully sweet finish.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davesarman (159) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - AUG 2, 2003
While a very good porter in the bottle, this is a much better beer if you can find a bar that serves it from the tap. One of Summit's best beers, they do a good job.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Indra (2618) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 24, 2003
Very coffeeish, roasty aroma, some grain and cocoa. Deep brown color with an uneven, lasting, creamy light tan head. Roasty and bittersweet flavor profile, more cocoa and coffee bean, with a bit of spicy hop entering towards the end. Malty, roasty and lightly toffeeish finish, with a light addition of dry hop bitterness. Medium bodied, mouthfeel is a bit on the thin side and has a tad too much carbonation. Fairly tasty.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2003
Pours a deep dark brown, settles into the glass while blackening as speaker foam - fabulous head about an inch high and is a interesting light brown hue close to the color of bread crust. Speaking of crust, the head itself is crusty and lumpy with divets at first then settled slowly to a thin foam, leaves super curtains of lace. Smell is roasty of chocolate and coffeeish sweet. Taste is openly roasty and slightly burnt malts, has a sweet chocolatey tone and a bit coffee-like in its dryness. Smooth throughout and speaks a bit of bitter chocolate and hops. Super dark and rich - packed with nice robust flavors. Full medium body, texture attaching unique, nicely sweet & bitter drying hints.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2003
Nice tall head that had blackish tan color to it.The brew color was black.Malty,bitter sweet aroma with hints of coffee and mild hops,mild chocolate.Fairly smooth feel in the mouth,mildly malty coffee tones,hops and a slight gritty feeling on the tongue the after taste is burnt,chocolate malt and thin,fades quickly not bad but could be better i think.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Murph06 (121) - Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2003
Pours with nice tan head, but goes away fairly soon---before halfway finished with glass-- and I drink fast ;) Molasses in the aroma and nice roasted malt taste. Alittle more hoppy than most porters I've tried and I like the change.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
whiterabbit81 (244) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2003
Very dark in color. Great smell. Pours with small amount of head but nice lace around glass. Very bitter and hoppy. Slight cream flavor. Finishes bitter. Overall good and not nearly as strong as the color would suggest.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jaymobrown (1664) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2003
Nicely fresh chopped wood smell. Poured nicely dark. Tart bitter nose, with some copper penny taste. Fairly decent porter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
celogan (201) - Oroville, California, USA - MAR 4, 2003
This was my first porter. Reminded my of French Roast Coffee. A little harsh, but not a bad beer. Nice head that didn't last long, but overall a good strong beer. But don't drink it for a thirst quencher.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeM500 (1905) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - FEB 25, 2003
Beautiful dark brown with thin off-white head that laces gently down the glass. Looks awesome.Nose is coffee ground from last nights last pot. Big bitter bite and a sweetness on the sides of my tongue. Average.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JMerritt (1798) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2003
Opaque red with a thin khaki-colored head. Head fell quickly, but left nice lacing. Aroma is roasty, but not overly so. Flavor is moderately roasted, lightly malted, and the finish is moderately hopped, coffeeish, and a tad bittersweet. Too carbonated for my tastes.


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