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RATINGS: 307   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


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDIPSO (5044) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 9, 2006
Bottle ala CaptainCougar. Dark brown color with a small lid of tan bubbles. Brown sugar, lactose, toasted malt, hint of coffee and chocolate chips are all found in the aroma, but nothing stands out or draws you in. The start is rich with sweet roasted malt dark stewed fruit, including prunes and date. Things thin out in the middle and finish making one, unfortunately forget the start. Dry roasted malt, some iron and rust all come into play. If the start held out to the finish this would be awesome. Instead I’ve got a brew that’s like a siren leading one to ones doom.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ScottyP (425) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - SEP 21, 2009
Pours a dark brown with tan head. Some floaters. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, dark fruit, hint of chocolate. Similar taste, kind of thin, but still pleasant.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
queenholly (3374) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Bottle. Roasty vegetal malt aroma, maybe a little nutty. Chestnut with a moderate tan head. Sweet roasty malt - not really chocolate, coffee or caramel - it’s malty, but nondescript. Light roasty bitter finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rdixon77 (1540) - Georgia, USA - APR 8, 2015
Old rating. Run of the mill porter. Dark brown pour. Roast, chocolate, some tart presence. Medium bodied. Just okay.

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

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (13426) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - SEP 24, 2003
Dark brown color with a large, frothy beige head. The aroma and flavor were both very slight...some nice burnt chocolate, dark fruits, and a sour cherry tone. The feel was too gassy...not smooth at all. I'm not impressed with this one.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2004
My kind of look. Deep mahogany with an ample tan head. Nose was roasted coffee laced with bitter chocolate. A bit too carbonated for a porter in my opinion. Flavor was sweet, chocolaty, coffee. Not bad at all.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2005
This was decent. A good porter. Good flavors of raosted a malts and good hops and chocolate. :) good aftertaste of sweet malt... nothing insane but poretty decent...

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kramer (5357) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2006
12 oz bottle, via TheBeerCellar2. Pours a dark brown with a fizzy 1cm light brown head. No sediment in bottle. Light roasty aroma with some grainy malts and vanilla. Light roasted malt flavor as well, with a slightly bitter and watery finish. Thin and fizzy mouthfeel. Overall they could do with a little more robustness, flavor, and body on this effort. Pretty weak all around.


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