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RATINGS: 305   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. Dont 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


3.8
   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 (3764) - 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 (985) - 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 (3347) - 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 (3807) - Coxs 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 (1034) - 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!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndyW68 (1108) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Dark dark brown with tan head. Aroma is sweet roast coffee. Taste is malty, roast coffee and dark chocolate. Very good

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
queenholly (2987) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Bottle. Roasty vegetal malt aroma, maybe a little nutty. Chestnut with a moderate tan head. Sweet roasty malt - not really chocolate, coffee or caramel - its malty, but nondescript. Light roasty bitter finish. Medium body and carbonation.


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