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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


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 16, 2002
Very dark red (almost black) . This beer is like a liquid dessert; immediate chocolate flavor that evolves into a malty finish. Heavy but smooth. A great beer to finish off the night.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Libeerian (209) - Garner, North Carolina, USA - AUG 18, 2003
Chocolate malt aroma and a rich tan head begin the experience. True to its claim, it's medium bodied and very chocolatey... and CREAMY! The finish is one of continuing chocolate maltiness. Delicious.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
splink48 (35) - Fayetteville, Georgia, USA - NOV 8, 2004
The first thing I noticed when I poured this beer was how dark it actually was. The beer was a very dark brown with a very small head. The chocolate malt is very evident in the finish. Its also very smooth on the palate.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bkpimpva (5) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2005 does not count
I love the porter. Sweetwater has a great collection of labels as well. I wish this company still had its beers in Charlottesville.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AdamSkillin (376) - High Bridge, New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2006
What the hell is an American Porter? Looks perfect, tan head, black as it should be, aroma is all chocolate, flavor is totally porter, chocolate, a little roasty, with barely sufficient hop bitterness to balance it out. Awesome beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndyW68 (1083) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Dark dark brown with tan head. Aroma is sweet roast coffee. Taste is malty, roast coffee and dark chocolate. Very good

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mporritt (16) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Chocolate and roasted malt. Toasty caramel with nice rounded yeast esters. Super delicious. My favorite beer from sweetwater. This was a 2012 bottle. I believe they don't bottle this anymore.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ph0tik (91) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2006
Really enjoyed this beer from Sweetwater. Dark color and light head. Just a hint of chocolate flavor and crisp aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - DEC 5, 2010
Appearance: Pours a very dark brown with a tan head that subsides to a thin film. No lacing left behind during this session.

Aroma: Chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla bean and herbal hops.

Taste: Bitter roast, herbal spicy hop, semi sweet chocolate, cocoa, sour cherry and ash.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, prickly carbonation.

Overall: An above average, complex tasty porter.

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.


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