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RATINGS: 309   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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 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.

   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...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kramer (5828) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2003
A coffee brown color with a small tan creamy head. Fresh roasted malt aroma. A nice session beer. Roasted malt taste, thin body, typical American porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2005
Black pour small off white tan head.. rich chocolate roasted malt aroma but very light.. pretty avg palate.. flavor of roasted malt chocolate and a lightly bitter finish. Boring porter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2006
bottle...fairly opaque with a medium off white fluffy head. Mild roasted malt aroma (kinda smells like puke). Some mild roasted malt flavors hardly any hops present to balance the puke out. Some burnt malt bitterness to finish. Nit a bad beer, just one that needs identity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pailhead (6405) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2006
Bottle: Courtesy of TheBeerCellar2 via trade. Nice combination of chocolate, pine, and light coffe in the aroma. I’m also detecting a faint smell of alcohol. Pours a dark reddish-brown with just the slightest hint of transparency. Small beige head quickly fades to a ring. Moderate roastiness up front doesn’t seem to blend well with light sugary chocolate and fruit. Finishes with some nuttiness and a hint of metal. The flavors just don’t mesh for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MarkR (68) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 9, 2003
Bottle Medium reddish-brown with a quickly disappearing tan head. Aroma is a bit faint, but has some chocolate, faint roasted grains, yeasty esters, and earthy notes. The flavor starts out well enough, with some chocolate malt, hop bitterness, and a crisp acidity, then turns sour and tart midway. There’s a bit of roasted grain bitterness on the finish, but it’s otherwise ruled by the overpowering sourness. This could have been a solid porter, but the rough finish screws it up. Thanks to goldtwins for the bottle.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 3, 2003
12 oz bottle, goblet, 50 degrees. Average, tan, creamy head is quickly diminishing and is on a deep brown body with cola to ruby edges. Chocolate and toasted grain malt; flowery hops; pepper, cola and port aromas. Aroma doesn't quite come together very well. Moderately sweet throughout with light bitterness, and a moderate sour acidity in the finish. Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. The chocolate/cola/pepper flavor just doesn't sit well with me. The bottom line is: another dissappointing SweetWater, IMHO.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Drinker101 (54) - East Ridge, Tennessee, USA - JUL 12, 2005
Aroma is alittle much. Has a great look. Taste is way too much for me. Not real impressed with this beer.

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