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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 27, 2010
bottle.. Dark brown pour , moderate beige head , some lacing . Aroma of coffee , chocolate and roasted barley . Flavor is very roasty , with notes of chocolate and caramel sweetness . Medium bodied , with a dry bitter finish .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sturmthis (231) - 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 (395) - 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 (1381) - 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 (1131) - - 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 (50) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jamesthebrit (196) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Roasty chocolaty. Lighter metallic note. Smooth. Looks like a porter. Dark brown. Bubbly dark brown head. This is what a porter should taste like. Lighter in taste but some nice chocolate and roasty notes. A good Metalic note. Palate is nice although it sort of just turns to bubbles. Overall this is an amazing porter. Lighter with some nice roasty notes. Itís a subtle taste unlike founders porter my other favorite which brings big flavors in the porter. I can definitely appreciate both gos at it and this is a must try. Probably good for someone who claims all dark beer is strong.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Busick (167) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Gives off and leaves a smokey taste. A good beer by a great brewery. I liked the smokey aromas and dark semi-sweet chocolate appearance. Extremely tasty and a great conversation brew! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cantabrian (762) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 31, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2014 Bottle, from BruisiníAles. How much more perfect and unique could a porter be? This is pure nectar of the gods and Gods. Aroma of dark chocolate - just that, without a hint of cloying sweetness. Just thick hot Italian chocolate. The beer pours black, with a reasonable beige head. Some carbonation there, it looks pretty damn serious. Flavours of dark chocolate and tocino de cielo, that lovely Spanish desert that means "heavenís bacon", and expresses so precisely the beauty and deserving podium of this beer. Thatís it. Although the flavour is not too complex, it is neither sweet nor bitter. Just perfectly rounded, medium-bodied, quaffable but unforgettable. Itís a farcking nectar! Glad I included this beer in my package to be shipped to NZ, gutted that it was only one bottle. I should have know these guys are serious when it comes to dark beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beachmaster (57) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2014
12 oz. bottle from supermarket. Pours an inky black, with a moderate tan head. Aroma is coffee and chocolate, and taste follows the nose. An excellent exemplar of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
radio_nowhere (701) - 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.

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