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Very dark in color. This robust porter features a pronounced flavor of roasted grains reminiscent of dark chocolate. Also, Paul and Brandon add oats to the grist to give a subtle round silkiness to the mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hockeybeerguy (1958) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a jet black color with an off white one finger head that ended up having a light speckled lacing. The smell had a nice blend of roasty sweet coffee beans and chocolate malts. The taste followed the nose. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was fairly tame which made it really easy to put it down the ol’ hatch. Overall, this was a pretty good Porter to have again if I could get it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (2055) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Bottle. Cocoa, roasty, sweet malty aromas. Roasty, coffee, malty, slight tobacco flavors. A touch metallic. Somewhat creamy mouthfeel that doesn’t quite go with the porter flavor. But still pretty decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6397) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 9, 2014
Where and how: bottle 355 ml Grape and Gourmet
Aroma initially fairly dry followed by softer dark chocolate elements. Burnt barley and molasses. Softer wrap.
Appearance :
Top: lighter of white crown, decent lace.
Base: dark brown with slight haze?.
Palate : lighter bodied average for style carbonation, dry mid with softer walls.
Taste: roasty with metallic feel almost schwartz like. Dark English toast. Vinous darkness behind
Other notes solid example of style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
davey101 (684) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 2, 2014
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Typical porter appearance. Roasty and savory nose with some chocolate. A little bitter and thin. Pretty average but quite drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4364) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - APR 28, 2014
Pours mahogany-tinged black into a Sam glass. Mocha head with good retention recedes leaving spider lacing. Pit fruit, smoke and chocolate aromas. Dry with sweet chocolate and caramel upfront turning smoky in the lasting espresso finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sturmthis (387) - Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2014
12oz bottle. Dark brown color with beige head. Bitter chocolate aroma. Taste is of coffee with a slightly bitter aftertaste. Pretty good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrettTaylor (474) - Radford, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Poured from bottle from cellar (54F). Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with a 1 finger khaki head. Aroma - dark chocolate, dark malt, coffee, and a touch of almost milky sweetness. Taste - dark chocolate, roasted nuts, coffee, with nuts and chocolate most prevalent. Finish is pretty long and just a touch of bitter dark malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (1799) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Undated (despite code area on label) 12oz bottle served in a snifter. A: nearly black in color with a thick, creamy, khaki colored head. S: dark roasted malts with a surprising amount of roasted coffee in the aroma, as well as hints of dark chocolate and raisins. T: Dominated, as it should be, by a rich dark malt flavor. Again, a surprising amount of roasted coffee, yet without the pronounced bitterness of actual expresso. Fine lingering, dark malt aftertaste. M: Medium body; smooth. Slightly dry finish. O: a delightful porter; unique without any radical departures from style. (from May 2012 notes)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
conway (1393) - - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle. Black with a khaki head. Aroma is oat and roasted malt. Taste follows suit but is slightly metallic and adds some light hop bitterness. Medium thin mouthfeel and light carb. Needs a little sweetness to balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KLTZK (55) - Alkmaar, NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle 355 ml. Pours a large brown head. Pitch black appearance. Roasty aroma, hints of roasted malts, dark chocolate, roasted nuts and smoke. Crisp tasty, again roasted malts and dark chocolate, also a vague hint of fruits and vanilla. Pretty refreshing, very soft mouthfeel, but the body is a bit watery. I like this beer.

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