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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   IBU: 36   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
We think if the whole musician thing hadn’t worked for Johnny Cash, he would’ve brewed darn good beer. It definitely would’ve been dressed in black. Tall and barrel-chested, warm, tart and toasty, with bittersweet coffee and chocolate notes. We find it very, very easy to be true-to-style. Just settle back and shout "Hey Porter!"

ABV: 6.0%
IBU: ‰36
COLOUR: 24°SRM/47°EBC, deep brown, reddish at the edges
BJCP STYLE: 12B. Robust Porter
INGREDIENTS: A blend of classic English and American base malts, English crystal and roasted malts, English and American hops, authentic London Porter yeast

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
doubelknv3 (1083) - Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Black with thin tan head...great lacing. Coffee, roast, mild chocolate, and espresso aroma. Full bodied, flavor like aroma, and mild syrupy body notes. Nicely balanced, medium roast-dry finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
gschrade (1038) - Collinsville, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2016
I had this at Global Brew. Pours black with a tan head. Taste roasted malt, chocolate, mild. I thought this was good. I would drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thegreenrooster (4001) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 17, 2016
Pour is a near black with a small white head. Aroma is a nice roasted malt and a bakers chocolate. Flavor is an even better roasted malt and a good amount of chocolate. This was a fine example of an old world porter. Really flavoful with plenty of roasted and chewy malt without being overly heavy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gregwilsonstl (2108) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Brown. Sweet in a good way. Brown sugar. Smooth. Hints of coffee coffee. Super drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcnielsen (3205) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 18, 2014
On tap at Bier Station. Pours a black color with white head. Roasty, burnt, coffee aromas. Sweet coffee, roasty flavors. Another really solid beer from Civil Life.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wxman (1744) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2014
On tap at Global Brew. Pours an opaque black with a thin resilient light tan head. Aroma is roasted coffee beans. Taste is sweet dark malt, with a little mocha and coffee. Smooth and nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 12, 2013
This was a bit too roasty for a porter. Had this at their tap room in saint Louis Fall 2012. Everything I tasted was good to great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2013
On tap at the source... Pours a deeper cola pour with deeper auburn undertones and topped with a thin wispy film of off-white head... Deep roast, light smoke and cocoa nose.. More of the same in the flavor with a general sweetness lingering throughout and into the finish. Medium bodied with adequate carbonation. Better than the rye for sure but completely different styles obviously. Cool place with lots of outdoor seating. Probably should add a place review, huh?!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (5435) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 31, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Comes a very dark brown with a decent tan head. Aroma of roast, chocolate, and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, dark fruit, and coffee. Very good!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
theisti (3882) - Kansas, USA - DEC 7, 2012
32 oz growler shared by JohnF. The pour is a hazed brown black, with a smallish light tan head. The aroma is ashy mineral, along with a lightly charred roasted malt. Perhaps a hint of coffee in the back as it warms as well. The taste is dry flinty mineral, along with the charred roast coffee malt. Nice pine hop finish to the back. The palate is med to light bodied, with the chalky bone dry mineral finish. Nice one, I really like my Porters super dry. Thanks for bringing these growlers back and sharing John.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
seymour (1895) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - NOV 2, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2015 Tasted on tap at brewpub in a nonic half-pint glass. It poured a nice, nearly opaque, dark brown color, reddish at the edges, with lasting beige foam and lace. 100% true-to-style aromas and flavors: malty, bready, caramelly, toasty, a little smoky and roasty, with tangy English citrusy/earthy hops balance and faintly fruity ale yeast esters. Medium body, well-rounded mouthfeel, lingering tart and toasty finish. Well done.

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