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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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3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - APR 12, 2013
Pours dark with small tan head. Aroma and flavor follow description well with the roasted grain and dark chocolate. Smooth full body dry finish.


3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Enwiebe (198) - - MAY 16, 2015
5/16/15. Draft at Two Bells in Southern Pines. Roasty nose and mouth. Nice chocolate and coffee note. Wonderfully smooth and round with no thin astringency.My kind of porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pinkzambia (1615) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 3, 2015
Bottle: Dark dark color with a tan head. Sweet malty aroma with sweet malty roasted tastes. Full bodied with a smooth aftertaste. Its nice to have a porter that isnt overly charcoal bitter aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
IndianaRed (2760) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 3, 2015
Bottle shared by PinkZambia rich very dark brown and a smooth silky tan head. Full soft pallate and plenty of body. Lots of roasty flavors but not biter or charcoal. Very nice porter

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
samsmith33 (524) - - APR 22, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 13, 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aumentm (400) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
climberbob (248) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (5417) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (4979) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (6705) - 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."

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (1953) - - 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 dont 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.


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