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RATINGS: 307   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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This is a classic American Porter, poured on tap it has a good head that stays and leaves a nice lace. It is defined by its chocolate malt, medium body, and smooth mouthfeel. Balanced by the Golding and Columbus hops on the finish is a hint of bitterness. Don’t be afraid of the dark.

Medals: 2003 Silver Medal – Great American Beer Festival; 2002 Gold Medal - World Beer Cup; 2002 Gold Medal - Great American Beer Festival; 2000 Silver Medal – Great American Beer Festival; Originally crafted as the symposium beer for the 1998 National Craft-Brewers Conference

Malt: 2 Row, Munich, 13-17 Crystal, 70-80 Crystal, Chocolate

Hops: Centenial, Golding


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (11106) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Bottle Courtesy of Doodler (thanks Scott) poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of dark chocolate, roasted maltr and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, dark chocolate and light earthiness with a smooth lingering roasty finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rustbucket0873 (300) - Krikville, New York, USA - JUN 7, 2013
pours just a slight lighter than pitch black with a small amount of head. the aroma is roasted barley, chocolate. the flavor is roasted barley, chcolate at the end and some mild hop flavors. The palate is smooth throughout and not much bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackWarrior (203) - Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Actually a pretty limp looking porter, very little head, minimal lacing - mahogany pour. A hefty dose of chocolate, molasses, toasted malts and coffee. Some earthiness and tobacco - aromas last a while. medium bodied w/ low carb a rounded mouthfeel. The sweetness of roasted malts comes through with plenty of chocolate. This is well-balanced with coffee bitterness and spice hop on the finish. I seek out a few of these each winter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
burg326 (4601) - Florida, USA - APR 29, 2013
12 ounce bottle pours a blackish color with aromas of chocolate, light roast, some earth and a touch of hops. Flavors are the same, decent porter overall.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopheadsbrew (142) - Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2013
Chocolate aroma. Creamy head. Dark mahogony color. Chocolate licorice and roasty flavor. Medium body. Lasting flavor with a clean finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - APR 5, 2013
black color, aroma of coffee, roasted malts, same flavors, slightly nutty, pine hops, not bad

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Westchesterco (1314) - mclean, Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2013
Fresh aroma of chocolate yummy. Dark brownnmedium sweetness, full body, creamy, long finish,

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (4306) - McLean, Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2013
From a 12 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a dark cola brown with a tan head. Mild toasted malt aroma. Flavors of chocolate and roasted nuts. Medium mouthfeel with ample carbonation. Slight hop finish.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patrickctenchi (4722) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Pours nearly black with a short, light brown head. Aroma is soft chocolate, malt. Taste is chocolate malt with a slight nut/coffee bitter. A hint of hops. Creamy, tingly. A nice one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrodooo5 (1218) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Mmmm. This beer is a chocolate malty goodness! It pours black and has a robust chocolate/roasty aroma. The label is dead on as it has a medium body with a very light and creamy mouthfeel. There is a nice hop bitterness in the finish which really makes this beer! A flavor explosion that goes down quite easily! Very well done!


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