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RATINGS: 309   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 31, 2003
Pours brown with light brown edges, a bit cloudy. Small head that left in a hurry. Chocolate and roast malts, some toffee and mocha. Smoky, chocolates and more roast malts. Some fruit. Creamy palate, and a bit of a watery body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - DEC 26, 2003
A gorgeous hazy dark brown with mahongay highlights and a large diminishing tan head. Sweet aroma of chocolate, roast, raisin and cola. Medium watery creamy smooth palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. Mostly roasty flavor with hints of chocolate. Flavor is a little weak and watery. It is enjoyable but not very memorable. Thanks to Slikwily for this one!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hangover (1117) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - DEC 22, 2003
Pours a dark brown, almost black. Thin tan head which doesn't last long. Chocolate malt aroma with a touch of hops. Roasted malt flavor with subdued hop finish. Seems kinda watered down. Thin, but tasty. Slightly above average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - DEC 14, 2003
Good slightyl sweet roasted aroma. Nice roasted flavor throughout, and not overpowering like a lot of other porters, with just enough malt backbone to smooth it out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2003
On tap at Summits Wayside Tavern-Poured adark brown/black...Nose was very roasted....flavor was of dark roasted malts with some chocolates and toffe making an appearance...very enjoyable stuff

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - DEC 6, 2003
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt. I'm assuming this beer isn't as good on tap. Has a roasty flavor with a bit of nuttiness and chocolate. Very nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SirTom (89) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 6, 2003
Not bad. I believe the festive ale from Sweetwater is simlar to this, but much higher in alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - DEC 4, 2003
Good porter, easy drinking. Decent off-white head. Not a coffee fan, and this affects many of my porter judgements. Chocolatey toffee taste too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - DEC 3, 2003
Nice jet black color,medium sized brown head that lasted for a good long time.Malty sweet aroma with just a mild hint of hops,raisins and maybe plum with a slightly wine like character as well in the aroma.malty sweet taste at first then it changes to chocolate and hops with a mild coffee coming on later in the tasting.A bit overly carbonated for my taste but still decent.The alcohol does make a brief appearance in the taste but fades quickly back to chocolate and malt.The after taste is malty and fruity with a light amount of hops with a malty sweet hop finish.The carbonation seems to get in the way slightly but it doesn't seem to change the flavor at all.Not a bad brew but could use just a slight decline in carbonation to make it much better.Thanks to Brewbandit for this brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (13318) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 29, 2003
(draft) Black body with medium beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, roasty chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, watery chocolate, light roasty. Light-medium body.

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