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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 14   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Life is great...We made you Chocolate Cake! Copious amounts of bittersweet chocolate with a vanilla bean accent make this porter-esque beer decadent and delicious, pint after pint.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (5304) - Indiana, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Draft to taster. Looks good; a semi-transparent dark brown cola with very light beige head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells of dark malt, chocolate, and light roast. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel. Maybe a hint of vanilla too. A solid example of the style.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (3556) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Tap: Pours black, a little ruby lights,creamy, short tan head. Roast chocolate aroma. Taste is sweet, creamy, malty chocolate..... Very tasty, a nice flavourful porter.....it doesn’t go too far down the road to super-sweetness. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (7515) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Draft. Woody chocolate fudge aroma. Black with moderate tan head. Sweet woody chocolate fudge malt flavor. Nice bittersweet chocolate aftertaste. Delivers what you would expect from the name.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (3417) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Dark beer out of the tap with some garnet colors when held against the light. Thin beige foamy head. Nice sweet roasted grain nose. Flavors of ripe pit fruit, bitter chocolate and powdered sugar. Tasty porter.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Block (1342) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 14, 2013
I liked this beer. Malty and sweet. Very light and went well with the accompanying Mexican dishes.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 11, 2013
On the Nitro at Macnivens. Black. Nose is nutty chocolate, coffee, roast, vanilla, sweet malts. Flavor is again sweet malts, milk chocolate, coffee, bitter roast malts. Creamy mouthfeel , medium duration finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tastybeer (1703) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Draft. Black pour, tan head, some retention/lace. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, roast, chalk. Taste is chocolate, roast, chalk, light vanilla. Palate is dry, soft, thin finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Overml01 (225) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Draft at the Fort Wayne release party at CS3. Nice chocolate notes with some vanilla in the background. Certainly not the soppy sweet malt bomb I was hoping for (think ST Creme Brule), but also much more sessionable. A very fine first pint to kick off my tasting experience that night!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6335) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Draft sample at the brewery. Pours a mostly clear amber-hued brown with a small khaki ring for a head. Notes of vanilla, chocolate, caramel; more sweet than bittersweet. Light-bodied, with a smooth, sweet mouthfeel and modest carbonation. Not bad but I don’t think I’d want a full pint of this one.


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