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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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
radio_nowhere (1018) - Maryland, USA - JAN 21, 2014
Bottle into snifter glass, rich dark brown color with dark tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, ash and light coffee. Taste adds notes of chocolate, coffee grounds, char and slight bitter fruitiness. Light body, moderate carbonation, somewhat tannic, thin with slight roast finish. IMHO a solid porter, more on the ashy/woody side.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
samsmith33 (510) - - APR 22, 2015
Appearance is dark black with small tannish head. Aroma is all toasted malt. Taste is malt, with little hints of coffee and chocolate. Smooth feel. A very solid porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aumentm (289) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Very dark in color. This is one robust beer that is roasted and has a distinct dark chocolate taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
climberbob (240) - Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Bottle. Dark black w initial good bit of head. Chocolate coffee aroma and taste. Smooth malty w only a touch of bitterness. Great porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (5376) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Poured a dark brown color with a small tan head. Aroma was lots of roasted malts, some bitter chocolates, light toffee, splash of coffee. Flavor was a vibrant roasted character with a nice, bitter dark chocolate character. Light creamy character. Pretty solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (4888) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Some roast with coffee. Well balanced and decent. Pours black with good head and lacing. Bitter finish. Nothing super original here but good. Bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (6578) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2014
"a pretty simple but tasty beer. the aroma is of roasted chocolate malt, with a touch of smoke and hops. thin, everlasting head. medium bodied, prickly mouthfeel. fairly smooth though. chocolate malt and quite a bit more smoke in the flavor. overall, an ok porter. not complicated, but good. thanks Louis for the trade, and (i believe?) a new State."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (1939) - - SEP 4, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 3-26-13- Served on tap in a pint glass Appearance – Served a deep brown colored brew boarding on black. Upon serving there was a small tan colored head floating on the top of the brew. The head faded rather fast to leave a lighter level of lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The brew smells sweet and roasty. The roasted aromas were a nice mix of coffee and chocolate with the sweet being largely of a caramel nature. Taste – The taste begins with a roasted malt and caramel sweetness. While the nose suggested a chocolate taste somewhere in the taste, there was is only a very little cocoa/chocolate present. While not much cocoa, a coffee flavor does start developing more toward the middle of the taste. As this occurs, the caramel sweetness begins fading some vanilla comes to the tongue and still keeps a nice sweetness to the brew. Also when the coffee comes to the tongue, so too does a light bitterness of some earthy and herbal hop. The hop and coffee when combined with the roasted flavors and the slight lessening of the caramel sweetness leave a nicely roasted and semi-sweet bitter flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the rather average side in terms of its thickness with a carbonation level that is on the average to slightly above average side. It is a little light in body and a little too high in carbonation for my taste, as both really don’t complement the nice roasted and earthy/herbal hop flavors of the brew very well. Overall – Besides the just moderate body, it was a quite nice porter. It was sweeter upfront and slightly more bitter at the end with some nice coffee flavors streaked throughout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ed5388 (2443) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2014
12oz bottle from The Beer Shoppe (Ardmore PA). Poured black with a small creamy tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, earth, roasted malt, and caramel. Taste mimics the nose. Nothing stand out about this beer IMO

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bulk_Carrier (2517) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, 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 (2423) - 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.

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