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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


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2002
A nice porter with the color of garnet and a light brown head. Chocolate, coffee and roasted malt on the nose. Heavy chocolaty malt up front giving way to roasted and smoky characteristics in the finish. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 31, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2004 This beer has a creamy head with a sweet/malt aroma. Begins with a solid chocolate taste and finishes a bit weak. As my glass gets less full, I like it more. Thanks belgianhomebrew!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 29, 2002
The pour: almost exactly like the bottled Guinness Extra Stout I just had: dense, black, small bubbles; but less head retention. Aroma of coffee and port, rather weak. Flavor is indeed velvety, with some chocolate and fortified wine character; itís good but it doesnít excite me. Finish very smooth and dry. Hops indistinct to say the least. This is the kind of porter I would have LOVED a couple of years ago; now I want something, oh, I donít know, more powerful. This is Robin to Fullerís Batman; worth drinking, but not the best.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jcalbi (378) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2002
Man this was tasty! Opaque color with a subtle hop bitterness. Thick and chewy (medium body my ass!) with flavors of bitter chocolate and prunes. Awefrickinsome!!!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 7, 2002
A good roasty aroma with a medium mouthfeel. Nice head and lace with a good toasty flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aubrey (3417) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2002
Poor slowly; head doesnít wanna stay in the glass. Thick, chewy, & a little zingy. Chocolate malt leaves a nice toasty-roastiness... with some coffee. Quite íheavy on the stomach.í

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2002
Re-Rate 02/02/02: Pours a nice deep dark brown, light chocolate head and decent lace. Nose is lightly toasted malt, slightly fruity, start is malt sweet, the middle thin, the finish is nicely hopped and some what dry. A decent porter, and one I like, and have for several years.Thanks BHB

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jimmylib (169) - old bridge, New Jersey, USA - JAN 13, 2002

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kublai3 (175) - Staten Island, New York, USA - DEC 13, 2001

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
billb (244) - Kennesaw, Georgia, USA - OCT 13, 2001
A very robust and roasty porter. Huge coffee accents and rich flavor that follows through. This is a hefty beer and itís tough to drink more than one or two at a time. This is a porter you can drink with a meal.


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