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Terminal BrewHouse Shot In The Dark Espresso Porter

Terminal BrewHouse Shot In The Dark Espresso Porter
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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.83/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
The name of this dry porter may be a bit deceiving. The deep color and flavor of this medium bodied ale are derived from chocolate and black patent malts creating a dark beer with very low fruity esters and little roasted malt flavors. The simplicity of the profile is no accident though, it is the intentional wide open target set in place for the strategic espresso bean shot cast into the fermentor at just the right time to rain coffee notes into both the taste and aroma of the dark brew. Don’t let the moniker fool you , the marksmanship of the brewer prevails here resulting in this smooth but robust treat with a myriad of subtle nuances for your enjoyment. Steve’s beer aim be not diminished here- instead he stands like a royal marksman of the middle ages guarding his beer proudly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (8174) - La Mesa, California, USA - FEB 8, 2012
Draft. Pours near black with a beige head. Sweet espresso coffee aroma with lightly roasted malts. The flavor has big coffee and espresso notes, sweet dark chocolate, and a long roasted coffee finish. Good stuff.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeeriedEyed (211) - USA - JAN 19, 2012
This is another excellent beer from an excellent brew house. Very dark. First sip tastes pretty much like coffee. Sip on it for while and you’ll think it is. Great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
NachlamSie (3275) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 19, 2011
Pint at the brewpub. Pours really dark, even in direct sunlight. No head on this one. Real roasted coffee in the aroma. Mouthfeel is medium with virtually no carbonation. Excellent use of coffee. The flavor is captured very well with malts providing bittersweet cacao notes for balance. Smooth and drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2011
On tap at the brewery. Pours a very dark brown with a frothy off white head. Aroma is roasted grains and coffee. The flavor is exactly what the aroma suggests, Coffee and roasted grains. Simple and straight forward. Solid brew. Medium-full body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shag (2839) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - DEC 8, 2011
Dark black appearance with a beige head. Aroma contains espresso, chocolate and some licorice. Flavor is bitter with some chocolate and coffee. Aftertaste is also bitter. Overall a nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (6071) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Dark brown, thinnish beige head. Smells like coffee, dark chocolate, and coffee. Flavor is cold coffee and dark chocolate, plus some hickory notes. Pretty enjoyable brew.

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