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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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A fine Old World porter combining British pale two-row malt with Crystal, cara-pils and chocolate malts; plus a small portion of black patent. The porter is flavored with Northern Brewer & Cascade hops.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2009
Sample @ brewpub. Opaque black-brown with small tan head. Rich chocolate aroma is roasty and toasty. Quaffable. Lots of solid, pure roasted chocolate malt. Not burnt but very roasty-toasty. Silky-smooth with great character.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GodOfThunder (1248) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2009
On draft at the brewpub with Beerlando. Aroma is caramel malts with a slight smokiness. Flavor is full flavored with dark roasted coffee and malt. Slight hoppy bitterness in the finish. Fairly light mouthfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2009
Draft at the brewpub. Dark mahogany in color, the body shines translucent with chestnut colored highlights when held to the light. A small, foamy, khaki colored head leaves minimal, spotty lacing behind. Aromas include dry roasted barley, dry cocoa, burnt caramel, and hints of coffee and dark fruit. Flavors follow suit, very roasty overall, with a strong barley and scorched caramel contingent. Earthy hop notes lend further bitterness to the roast. There is minimal chocolate or caramel sweetness. The body is on the light side for the style, well balanced, but lacking in that satisfying substance that I seek in a porter. Decent, semi-dry, roasty session porter here.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
WickerBrew (311) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Eh it looked pretty good. Too bad the bartender either didnt know what he was doing or the tap was way too pressured. Taste just didnt live up to what it looked like. Just bland. A good effort since its a pretty big style, but not much besides bland dark roastedness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (7241) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 13, 2008
Tap at TBBC. Pours dark brown with beige head. Aroma, floral hops, caramel malts, some chocolate. Taste is hoppy, floral notes, lightly bitter chocolate finish with a nice caramel / malty notes on the palate. Little coffee in teh afetrtaste. For some reasons this one was a freshly new batch, and the beer seemed to be much lighter than other versions. It remains an outstanding porter, highly drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dchmela (2766) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2008
Draft at the brewpub. Cloudy dark brown pour. Aroma is bitter chocolate malt with some citrus hops. Taste is smooth malty chocolate, bitter grains and a good hop bitterness all balance really well. Very good porter.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerFanDan17 (1028) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - SEP 4, 2008
Sampled at the Tampa Lowry Park Zoo WaZoo Festival in August 2008. An excellent malty and chocolatey porter. Dark and robust.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2008
Had on tap at the brewery. Beautiful dark pour. Smelled like dark chocolate and coffee and flavor is the same.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
1FastSTi (3343) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 10, 2008
Tap at the brewery. Pours to a REALLY deep mahogany body with a creamy light beige head. The aroma is tootsie rolls and light grainy chocolate. The cara-pils and crystal are there to round it out. Some light smoky things going on too. The flavor is a nicely grainy chocolate and has a balanced hoppiness. Nice fitting texture.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gonzo46and2 (108) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2008
On tap at the brewery. Dark thin body with dark roast flavor. Light bitterness on the finish. Well balanced and easy to drink a few with the low abv and thin body.


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