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RATINGS: 309   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   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


3.8
   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 (2177) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - 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 (338) - 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 (5168) - 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 baker’s 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 (567) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Pretty standard for the style. Pours dark and has some roast qualities. A very drinkable beer.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chickenflea (351) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark with ruby cast. Short, dense tan head. Aroma is slightly hoppy with strong roasted malt notes, coffee and chocolate. Taste is semi-sweet chocolate, roasted malt, coffee and burnt caramel. Body is light-medium and creamy with a soft, bubbly carbonation. Finishes with creamed coffee, and battery-on-the-tongue tanginess. Some surprising umami there too. Tasty porter. Am wondering about that finish though. Not sure if I like it, but it is interesting.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcartamdg (3065) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Pours jet black with a thin white head. Aroma of chocolate, roast and some lactic notes. Taste is roasty, bittersweet chocolate and alcohol. Medium body, slightly hot. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
cheap (5261) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Ok, my first sweet water, from a bottle. You know, there certainly is a difference between porter and stout. In some examples you can really tell the difference and in others you cannot. Pretty clean smell of mildly volatile roasted beer. Very dark. At first I think the alky level is too strong but after a few minutes it tend to mellow a bit. Goodly amount of the roasted porter thing in this brew. Yes not bad with itmildly sizzling co2. Leaves some bitterness there residing on the back of the tongue after each big swig. Near bitter personality builds inthe back ofthe throat towards the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tnkw01 (1710) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle. Good porter. Dark brown color. Not much head. Nice coffee aroma. Taste is burnt toast, mocha, roasted grains.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
JBVatkeens (48) - Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2013
Light, nutty smell, no discernable head, dark brown color, had this from the bottle. Tastes nutty as well.


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