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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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (4586) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chickenflea (350) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcartamdg (2280) - Spring Hill, Florida, 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
cheap (4389) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tnkw01 (1264) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHIG (3791) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Draft: Poured a deep black with thin brown head. Aroma sweet malts and chocolate. Taste is nice chocolate malt a little smoke bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (14467) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Draft at ATL. Dark maroon color, thick beige head, solid lacing. Aroma of peppery burned toast. Taste is dark coffee, bitter cicoa, burnt edge medium bidy. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
finn1918 (211) - Georgia, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Pours a deep ruby with a 1-finger light khaki head that disappears after a couple minutes and doesn’t leave much lacing. Good carbonation. Aroma is roasted malts, caramel, and spices. Taste follows suit with plenty of chocolate/caramel sweetness and a very mild hop finish. Very sweet for its style. Body is big enough to let you know it’s there, but thin enough to remind you that you aren’t drinking a stout, which makes for easy drinking. Very good, but not mind-blowing. Good for a Friday night relaxer or for a porter/stout newbie.

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