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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


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
omhper (19308) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2004
Bottled, thanks SpringsLicker! Very dark brown, airy head. Vinous coffee nose. Roasty and light bodied with sharp mouthfeel. Metallic, lightly bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16537) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dark brown/black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and coffee aroma. Roasted malty chocoalte flavor. Has a roasted malty chooclate and coffee finish.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (12352) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 2, 2002
Muddy coloured; cappucino aroma - frothy milk, light roast, even vague chocolate. Palate fades quickly but shows a little bit of bitter chocolate.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2004
(Draught) Pours a dark brown with a small off-white head. Flavor of sweet raosted malt and a hint of chocolate. Similar aroma. Somewhat bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (11442) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 29, 2003
(draft) Black body with medium beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, roasty chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, watery chocolate, light roasty. Light-medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 04/12/1998
Mode: Draft
Source: Taco Mac, Alpharetta

dark ruby red, almost black, whispy head, rich malt followed by a strong dose of chocolate
-------- /> Date: 02/10/2005

nice interplay between the rich chocolate malt and carmel sweetness, very low bitterness, upgrade from ii to iii

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Score: **4
-------- /> The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10675) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10544) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2008
Bottle shared by shigadeyo. Poured clear dark brown color with an average frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Moderate roasted caramel and chocolate aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good drinkable beer, but retired.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (10035) - 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.

2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Lubiere (9866) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2006
Dark black porter, with collapsing moka head. Light chocolate aroma with light coffee notes. In mouth, a sourish metallic bitter chocolate, a bit bilous and unpleasant. This beer did not wistand the test of time. From Goldtwins, May 2004.


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