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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Deep Dark Robust Porter finished with Cascade hops for a west coast feel.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brewbie (453) - New York, USA - MAR 21, 2007
deep dark brown, creamy tan head when poured. nutty burnt malt aroma. tastes of caramel with a bite from the hops. chocolate comes out more as it warms. 12oz bottle

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgb9348 (4706) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 7, 2007
Deep brown coloured body with a small tan head and large ruby tints throughout. Aroma of nuts, caramel, cherries, malt, chocolate and grapes run strong. Medium-bodied; Good tastes of nuts (once again), raisins, roasted malt, figs, chocolate and even licorice detected in the taste. Aftertaste shows strong flavours of malt and lingering bitterness throughout. Overall, this beer is a good porter to try, complex, but still lacking a bit. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Oliverís Beverage in Albany, New York on 07-March-2007.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2007
12 oz bottle shared at volgons. Aroma is oxidized caramel with notes of chocolate and coffee. Taste is the same, lightly bitter finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
LyndaNova (532) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 24, 2007
Cold 12oz bottle: Pours a dark brown color with ruby highlights and a small film of tan bubbles, mostly concentrated around edges. Rich roasted malts, coffee, dark fruits, caramel and earthy hops. Medium to full bodied and smooth with medium carbonation. Rich malty and lightly sweet ending.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 23, 2007
Bottle: Pours a clear ruby with a thin tan head, stale grains and light fruits in the aroma, sharp yeast, light body and not all that.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - JAN 31, 2007
Deep garnet pour with medium tan head. Malty, roasted malt aroma. Faint hints of chocolate. Roasty, toasty malt, sweetness, milky flavors as well. Smooth, well made porter.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 8, 2007
Pours a barely transparent dark mahogany with ruby hues and a pillowy wispy-lacing tan head. Lightly sweet roasty malty aroma has some light fruity tartness and a touch of dark chocolate. Body starts with a fizzy mild caramel malty sweetness turning more citric and sour toward a drier earthy finish with lingering dark chocolate. This is most likely in the midst of infection, which is unfortunate, because it would probably be a good beer otherwise.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11450) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 27, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2014 Nitro, 7/16/14. Creamy beige head atop clear mahogany body. Aroma is moderately sweet, chococaramel, light roast, earthy, coffee. Taste is medium sweet, roast, earthy, chocolate, coffee, some caramel. Light-medium body, light stickiness. 7/3/7/3/13

12oz bottle, 12/27/06. Small beige head atop clear, dark brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, some caramel. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, some caramel, roast, chocolate. Light-medium body, some resin, light acidity. The appearance is the only characteristic that fits a porter profile -- this beer is much too hoppy, with not enough maltiness (though it does intensify slightly as it warms). Not that this is a bad thing as far as my appreciation, just pointing out that my expectations did not equal results. 6/3/8/3/15

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (6064) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2006
Bottle (12oz). Deep, nearly opaque ruby-brown (clear, as in "not hazy") with a large foamy-creamy light brown head. Lush aroma of milk chocolate, caffe latte, nutmeat, cream, mint leaves and light herbal hops - very nice - a bit of molasses and vanilla as it warms. Taste is quite bitter - bakerís chocolate, grapefruit pith bitter hops, coffee grounds, more malt and lactic sweetness in the finish; odd bit of celery juice at the end. Average body, creamy mouthfeel with some nice astringency in the moderately long and bitter finish - pretty solid porter.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cappadonna (110) - Delray Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2006
Pours black with tan head and minimal carbonation. The aroma is sweet and more malty than I would have expected and has some notes of toffee. The taste is balanced and finishes with some bitterness. Coffee taste is noticeable. Very drinkable.


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