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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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A full bodied and complex dark ale with flavor notes of coffee and chocolate complementing its big malty character.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6204) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2011
22 oz. bottle from Dutch’s. Pours a nice dark but clear brown color with a small tan head. Notes of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, earth, toast, and some faint caramel. Medium-bodied, with a rich and toasty mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Finishes dry. My buddy used this for his dip spit once the bottle was down and I almost finished it before realizing what was going on. Good thing or it would have ruined my memory of this.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nephilium (1311) - Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2011
This starts with a nice strong aroma of chocolate and coffee, with big roasted notes. It pours a dark black, with ruby highlights when held up tot he light, with a big cragy light tan head. This is a nice easy drinking dark roasty beer, with a little bit of bitterness in the finish. Fairly light on the palate, with a bit of oily slickness to the mouthfeel. This is a good solid porter for the price.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
undsioux7 (793) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Bottle shared by portableparty. Pours deep brown/black with a thin head. Aroma of lots of coffee, with some chicolate and burnt malts. Taste is the same. Very thin but nice to drink. Thanks Jeff!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DalzAle (1944) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - APR 30, 2011
Bottle thanks to portableparty. Dark black pour, almost no carbonation and a light coffe aroma. Flavor is good and smokey malts, lactose sweetness and finished with a little vanilla. Very good!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
portableparty (1909) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 30, 2011
Bottle thanks DalzAle. Pour is clear brown with a soapy off white head. Aroma is chocolate coffee and caramel pretty sweet. Taste is roasted malt and chocolate and coffee with a bittering finish. Palate is thin and finishes bitter and dry. Not bad stuff.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2011
At tap at the Brew Kettle. Pours a dark brown color with a light tan head and a bit of lacing. The nose has a good roast character and a fairly-strong coffee presence. Really quite nice; a good in-between beer after going back and forth between all of their hoppy offerings. The taste has mostly coffee and roast as well, though the roast is quite a bit more prevalent and brings it a bit out of balance. The body is medium with a dry finish. Pretty solid and enjoyable. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 04-29-2011

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
cheap (3942) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2011
HEY PORTER, Johnny said. Nice large and in charge pour. Big and black, good looking porter. Decently clean roasty flavors with a gentlemanlike bitterness. Smells like its OK. Flavorfull yet not too much CO2. Stronger alky sensations begin to build. Lovely large bomber bottle. I always said you need a bomber to have a good sample, heheh. Sizzly at times in the cheak during the session. Creamy thin head, fades only to a thick around the edge pound scum thing which makes me want to stick my tongue in it. Certainly some choco thing hidden in the background. Brew kettle is on par with the best of them. Not as good as wild bills or bells or even EE pink clouds, but OK overall for a porter; not as offensive as the ABV would indicate. This is really a dark beer experience fer sure and I’m glad to have had it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 28, 2011
Thanks to Tifore for this bottle. Pours deep chestnut brown, not quite black, with a small but thick tan head. Not much lacing. Aroma is sweet with chocolate malts, roasted coffee and a bit of chalky bakers chocolate. Vanilla and dark fruits as well. Taste is also sweet with lots of vanilla, caramel and chocolate malts. The toasted malts take a backseat to the sweetness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and well carbonated with a roasty finish. This is a sweet porter with lots of chocolate and and a subtle roasty character. Really drinkable and, overall, a seriously tasty porter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
badnewsbeers (2313) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2011
22oz bottle. pours black with eggshell colored head. aroma of sweet malt, large sugar, chocolate covered caramel...milky and roasted. flavor of sweet, earthy malt...big lactose and slightly dry and bitter cocoa. hints of roasted coffee...nice

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
GMUcrew7 (576) - Mason, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2011
Dark brown pour, looks a little thin, the tan head builds after the pour and quickly dissipates. Very nice roasted aroma, coffee and chocolate. Similar flavor, bitter roasted coffee with a nice sweet chocolate malt finish. Body is a little thin, otherwise this is an excellent porter.


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