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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2008
On tap at the brewery on 4/5/08. Pours a dark brown to black with a thin, creamy white-tan head. Aroma: strong grain and coffee scents with slight hint of chocolate. Tastes sweet with hint of amaretto with a slightly bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6426) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 24, 2008
Tap at brewery: Deep brown hue with a creamy pale brown head and very good sticky lace. The aroma has notes of chocolate, vanilla, walnut, slight smoke, fig, and herbal esters. The taste starts with sweet mocha along with some coffee and nutty notes, slight forward but nice flavor profile. The mouth feel is medium-bodied with a creamy soft character, dry finish. A really nice porter and the best I had from TBBC, got a 2nd.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bb (7382) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 12, 2008
Draft. Dark brown beer with an off-white head. Chocolate and roast aroma. Roasty (bordering on espresso), chocolatey, caramel flavor with light citrus backing. Medium bodied. Lingering roasty, caramel, light chocolate.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TomDecapolis (4617) - Milton, Delaware, USA - FEB 24, 2008
On tap at TBBC. Pours an amber/brown with an average creamy light tan lacing head. Aroma of milk chocolate, coffee and roasted grains. Flavors of the same...but a bit thin.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5410) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 16, 2008
At TBBC. Deep dark pour wht a thin foamy off white head and lace. Light nose of toasted malt and lite coffee. Semi sweet start that hints of choclate and ends with a good bitter finish. Medium bodied slightly foamy. Another good beer that just lacks a little flavor and the carbonation is a bit off or it would be excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quake1028 (633) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2008
Draught at the brewpub. Dark brown or black pour, whichever it is it’s completely opaque. Creamy, one finger thick mocha colored head sticks around for a while, and leaves some average lacing once it dissipates. On the nose I get a ton of coffee - grounds, beans, espresso roast - then a wave of backing chocolate and some dark fruity esters. Smells fantastic, I was shocked how good this smells. Flavor profile backs this up, once again huge on the coffee and chocolate, tons of roastiness and charred beans throughout. Medium bodied, very appropriate for the style. Bit of a slickness to it that enhances it’s already high drinkability. Finishes with more coffee beans, chocolate and then a huge kick of bitter roast. Absolutely stellar!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 14, 2008
Draft at TBBC. Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Exactly like the picture. Hints of chocolate, roasted malts, smoke, coffee bitterness, little hops, and some caramel. Finished with a spicy full bodied mouthfeel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2008 Sampled at TBBC. Very dark brown in color with light ruby highlights at the bottom of the glass. Aroma: alot of chocolate as well as some roasty and lightly ashy black patent, hints of smoke, light citrus and floral hops. Taste is very roasty but not over the top, tons of chocolate, and a moderate amount of molasses. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy. FInishes with lingering chocolate/roast (black patent). This was probably my favorite beer of the day.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (7059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2008
[937-20071206] Tap @ Tampa Bay Brewpub (Tampa, FL). Aroma has a little roasty malt. Dark brown black body with a medium-lasting foamy light tan head. Flavour is mainly roasted malt and coffee. Medium-full body is a little watery. Average.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2007
On tap @ TBBC. Black with a thin light tan head. Nice roasty aroma with light chocolatey tones. Nice smooth taste - a lot of roast that stays just short of being too bitter. Great roasty finish. Overall very nice and smooth, with a decent roast presence.


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