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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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The porter is unfiltered and 100% naturally carbonated. Switchback has put its own unique stamp on the porter style, creating a bold and full flavored porter with the balanced smoothness to the finish for which Switchback beers are known. A unique blend of roasted malt, caramel malts, and flaked barley are used to create the luscious malt signature, and the very non-traditional use of Simcoe hops as the only hop variety for both bittering and aroma is used to delicately balance the overall flavor profile. The result is an eminently satisfying brew that will leave you wanting another.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
anthony850 (271) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Smooth tasting with Carmel a very good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (3393) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 12, 2014
22 oz bottle, dark brown with no head. Aroma is roasted malts showing chocolate, brown sugar and yeast. Flavor is much the same with a long lingering nutty finish. The lingering roasted nuts and earth malt is nice and last a good duration. Medium body with a dry malt texture. Pretty good overall.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
annunz123 (871) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Chocolate and coffee in the aroma. Strong, malty flavor, with some nice roast coffee bitterness in the finish. Much better than I expected.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (4497) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - APR 7, 2014
Pours black into an English pint. Mocha head with good retention recedes leaving scant sheets. Metallic chocolate aromas. Medium to thin bodied with chocolate and caramel upfront turning to espresso in the dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2014
[5268-20130426] Tap. Medium roasted grains aroma. Black body with a medium-lasting creamy mocha head. Tootsie Roll roasted bread and lightly chocolated-dusted malt flavour. Full body, surprising for a porter. Tasty to try, nice balance. (7/4/7/3/15) 3.6
(@ The Reservoir, Waterbury, VT)

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vodka4blood (92) - Milton, Vermont, Vermont, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Switchbacks best product so far, Id say. Looks perfect, and tastes very good, even though smokiness is absent. Very light palate considering its an unfiltered porter, but on the bright side this does make them go down even quicker?

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
puboflyons (2188) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 6, 2013
From the 22 fl. oz. bottle #13107. The actual name is Switchback Dooley’s Belated Porter and it comes in at 5.8% ABV. It pours rich jet black with a full. foamy beige head that lingers to the end. The aroma is a lot sweeter than one might expect from a porter with a dark malt character and caramel. No smokiness or coffee. All around it is a mellow aroma. The body is quite good; well above medium. The taste is of sweet dark malts at first with a low bitterness that evolves into a more moderate bitterness as one nears the end of the bottle. On the dry side at the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (8006) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2013
2013-04-26. Black body, modest tan head and lace. 3+ Aroma is lightly roasty and a bit tangy? Flavour is similar. Modest dry toasty roast, tangy fruity touches. Finishes quite dry. Average bodied palate. Enjoyable but just okay. On tap at Reservoir, Waterbury

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (11594) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2013
On tap at The Reservoir - Waterbury, VT. A very respectable porter. Has all the stuff you want from the style - a bit of roast, touches of chocolate, modest bitter earth. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Pretty well balanced. Good effort, Switchback.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (5077) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 6, 2013
Sampled at the brewery. Pours a watery, mostly opaque black with some soft, brown head. Nose is nutty, malty, toast, chocolate. Flavor is the same, sweet, brown sugar, toasted bread, roasted nuts, dried chocolate powder. Medium bodied, dry finish. Very true to style. An easy drinker.


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