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RATINGS: 304   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


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shag (2603) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUN 16, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2003 Appearance is black as death with an excellent lacing and head. Aroma is chocolate and smoke. Flavor is slighty hoppy with some chocolate and toffee notes. Has a distinct taste common to all of the Sweetwater beers Ive had. Not a bad taste but certainly distinct. Quite similar to a smoked porter almost. A good porter but a little less complex and slightly more tangy than most. But still a good beer to have to ring in my birthday!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2003
Slight smokey nose, smooth caramel taste, quick finish. Very mild in taste and aroma. I expected more.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2003
Sweet burnt chocolate, followed by a bitter hop finish. Palate is too thin and filled with too many tiny bubbles. This is good but not the best.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 8, 2003
Pours with an immense amount of foam. Soft roasted malt and some hops in the aroma. Malty body has some syrupy properties and a lot of hops. Roasted finish shows up about five seconds after. Decent porter, but unbalanced and sort of bland.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
savitska (163) - Smyrna, Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2003
I still like 420 the best, but the Exodus Porter is a great beer when your in the mood for something malty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jayrev (2) - USA - FEB 1, 2003 does not count
This is a nice porter. Nice rich maltiness. Coffee aroma. A hint of sweetness, but not overpoweringly sweet. Very smooth for a porter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 20, 2003
Roasted malts very evident, only mild hop character shining through. A little more robust body and a smoother melding of flavors and this is a great beer. Not bad as it is, though.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5540) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2002
Slight coffee-like aroma. Nice deep dark pour - light head with no lacing. A little bit of an oily taste - do not detect any chocolate undertones. Detect a bit of coffee - like the aroma. Not quite up to par with other Seetwater offerings - still a sturdy Porter. No bad aftertatste like some Porters tend to have. Thnaks out to Aurelius for bringing this to me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 22, 2002
Pretty good. Nice hint of chocolate, and it is very smooth. Kind of a weird aftertaste, but that is the only down side besides a lack of hop finish. I like the maltiness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4174) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2002
A very drinkable medium-bodied session porter. Hoppy, chocolatey, a bit sweet. Clear but dark. Not exceptional, but another solid brew from Sweetwater.


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