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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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.


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3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 27, 2012
Served from a 12 oz bottle from Hyde Park Wine and Spirits. The appearance is a cola brown with a small tan head. The flavors and aromas are similar with a mild roast malt, and light doses of chocolate and floral coffee. Mild carbonation in the mouth, not too creamy. A run of the mill porter.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (3028) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Tap. pours clear black, medium tan head, decent lacing. Aroma is nice and roasty, coffee, ashtray. Flavor is light set, medium bitter, very roasty, a bit acidic. Medium body, lingering roasty. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Angelmonster (113) - Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Pours a pitch black body with a khaki, 1/4 inch head. Beer is completely opaque. Head retention and lacing were good. First aromas are of tons of smoked and burnt caramel malts. Oak flavors are also present, hops are very faint. There is a weird copper scent that lingers and alcohol isnít apparent. Dominent flavor at first is definitely smoke, reminiscent of a smoked porter or rauchbier. There is also a touch of caramel sweetness with end notes of slight bitterness. For 6.5 abv, alcohol is pretty subtle. Only blemish on taste is a weird copper aftertaste. Mouthfeel is full bodied and smooth as you would hope for the style. Head added some thickness to the beer. Carbonation was pretty lively. Overall this was a pretty solid beer. Nothing mind blowing but good in all aspects. Wouldnít seek out this beer but glad I tried it

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 3/20
bobh71 (3) - brook park, Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2014 does not count
A very smooth tasting porter with little bit of bitterness aftertaste but over a good tasting on

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sturmthis (370) - Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown color with beige head. Smells of coffee and vanilla. Tastes of vanilla of coffee. Very good beer. Easy drinking.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nathan30533 (585) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - JAN 20, 2014
This is a great java brew. Taste and smell the coffee notes. The only things i think this is missing is a good head.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nuplastikk (4299) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 2, 2014
12oz bottle. Brown-black body. Creamy beige head. Mellow chocolate aroma. Has a sharp bite up front, a sour coffee twang that could be mild infection or it could be intentional. I canít really get past that even though it has nice malt tones underneath, I just donít enjoy the balance. Still drank it, just wouldnít buy a six-pack.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChrisFields (70) - Ashtabula, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2013
Pours deep dark brown with a thin tan head. Aromas of raisin, chocolate and malt. Taste is roasted coffee with a slightly smoky sour finish. With a medium body and low carbonation, its pretty drinkable. Overall a good porter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
umich03jm (1868) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with very little head. Strong roasted coffee aroma with some chocolate and caramel too. Taste has very little sweetness, mostly strong, bitter roasted coffee. Not balanced at all but I donít mind since I enjoy a nice roasted coffee sometimes. Some nice light milk chocolate shows up in the finish too. Medium body, smooth mouthfeel, very easy to drink. Great porter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsordr (1008) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle pour opaque black with mahogany hues. Lots of large soda bubbles. Nose toffee, caramel, molasses. Taste roast, coffee, chocolate. Fairly strong sweet mid palate. Bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
steelhead3686 (230) - Athens, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2013
It pours black with a medium chocolate head. It has a heavy roast aroma with hints of chocolate. It has a medium sweetness with a light sour. It has a surprisingly Lightbody with a fairly thin texture and slightly better finish. There isnít much to say about this other than itís a good porter.


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