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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. Donít be afraid of the dark.

Medals: 2003 Silver Medal Ė Great American Beer Festival; 2002 Gold Medal - World Beer Cup; 2002 Gold Medal - Great American Beer Festival; 2000 Silver Medal Ė 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (7608) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 7, 2013
Bottle. Chocolate malt aroma. Dark brown with small head. Mildly sweet chocolate and barley malt flavor with mildly bitter herbal hops finish. Very nice porter.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
uhljoseph (65) - TAMPA, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2013
laces very nice. a chocolate malt, medium body, and smooth mouthfeel. Unbelievable !!!!!! -- via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (6905) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 1, 2013
On tap at the Terminal A Sweetwater pub where the tap poured out (ice firkin cold in a frozen tumbler) with a deep dark body that has ruby red hues and supports a tan head of foam. The aroma offers up dark roasted malts, a bit of burnt malts and a touch of sugary maltiness. The taste is similar with sweet malts, black licorice, dark roasted malts and a bit of burnt malts. I think Iím getting some Mt Hood sort of black spicy licorice going on in there too. Decent robust like porter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christpuncher (1173) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Very malty and coffee flavored porter. Just average in my opinion. The other beers out I this brewery are definitely better ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11027) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2013
Bottle at home in CT. Pours clear, red-brown with a fine, beige cream head. Lots of roasty earth in the aroma, some cocoa. Medium sweet flavor with rich, chocolatey roasted malts, some bitter cocoa, earthy bitterness, mellow ash. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Moderately sweet finish, balanced and fairly rich roasted malts. Great porter. Quite robust with lots of flavor packed in.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DominickMondi (13) - - FEB 20, 2013
Pours a soda color. I said rootbeer, others have described it as Coke. Think tan head fades to half a finger, then sticks around. Laces a little on the glass. It smells fresh. The hops are Centennial and Golding, which describe as floral. I smell a grassy freshness, which is welcomed. The nose is light in contrast to the appearance. Taste is not at all what I expected. I thought it would be a little more bitter. It is very well balanced. Light carbonation has a great, smooth mouthfeel. The subtle bitterness lingers for a bit, but it is not a negative aftertaste at all. Letting a little bit float around my mouth the chocolate becomes more apparent. Just a hint of it, and a hint of coffee type roastedness. All in all a very nice, easy drinking Porter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Imaena (1834) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 14, 2013
Bottle and Draught. Nice simple porter with great roasted malt flavor. Nice weekday beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackfrost9p (270) - California, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Loved this porter. Bottle. Notes of coffee, cocoa, molasses and some dark fruits. Nice malt/hop balance.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2013
12oz bottle from the Sweet Water Tackle Box. Pours an opaque brown color with an off-tan head. Nose is some light roast with big cocoa and bakerís chocolate followed by a mild bitterness. Flavor follows with cocoa, slight roast, and mild chocolate in the finish. Light to medium in body and a nice baseline porter overall.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arventresca (564) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Pretty standard for the style. Pours dark and has some roast qualities. A very drinkable beer.


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