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RATINGS: 638   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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A robust porter, dark brown in color and full-bodied with a malty sweet taste. Deep roasted, yet silky-smooth! Two types of roasted malts, including deep-roasted chocolate malt are used to give this porter a rich, chocolately taste.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
niftyplace (23) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 21, 2012
It produced a beautiful, thick, creamy head with a very light fragrance - almost imperceptible. The first sip yielded a great, silky thick mouth feel almost stout like, yet definitely a quality porter. It seemed slightly bitter with a coffee bark but began to sweeten. A subsequent pour was from a lightly cooled bottle (say... 48 degrees?) into a room temperature glass. Still a great head, but decidedly more malty and hints of bittersweet chocolate mixed well with the coffee tones.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
islay (1414) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Approximately ˝ of a 12 oz. bottle, consumed on 5-23-15. Fishy, yeasty aroma with scents of uncooked bread dough and roast. Pours dark brown with an amber hue and a moderate amount of beige head. Produces decent lacing. Simple, burnt malt flavor. Medium body. Ordinary palate effects. Overall, this is an adequately pleasant, old-fashioned craft beer. I can see this being the award winner that it was in the early ‘00s, but it fails to impress today.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
arn8897 (123) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2015
Aromas of chocolate and coffee with a little malt. Taste of coffee and chocolate with a little smokiness. Nice porter. Thin mouth feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewBoxer (2427) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 7, 2015
Draft at Mudville 9 NYC . Black body with roasted chocolate malts. Sweet paired with burnt malts. Lighter the it looks

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sharrowz (2) - Wooster, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2015 does not count
Pours an almost opaque black with brown-red highlights. Light brown head is fairly dense and persists well. Aroma is dominated by dark and roasty malts, coffee, chocolate, a tiny amount of charcoal, and a barely perceptible alcoholic note. Flavor is roasty in character with a moderate bitterness; the initial impression of espresso gives way nicely to a long chocolate-toffee finish. I’d be hard pressed to find much evidence of hops in either the aroma or the flavor. Overall, smooth and fairly rich, with low astringency.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CpyNPrnT (480) - Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Taste is chocolate, coffee, burnt malts, very drinkable!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
hoppopotomous (27) - youngstown, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2014
I love this beer..one of my favorite local breweries flagship beers. Its a staple in my fridge

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Angelmonster (140) - Colorado, USA - DEC 9, 2014
Pours a black body with a thin milk chocolate head. Lacing is pretty good and head retention is above average. Smells of roasted chocolate malts and slight metal. Also getting some smoked malt with bakers chocolate. Not much hops or alcohol is detected. Taste is of a classic rich porter. Lots of sweet malt paired with burnt malts also. Bits of chocolate and coffee are in the mix. Very slight alcohol detected, not much hops. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and well carbonated. Head added slightly is consistency. Overall this was a solid beer. No flaws to it but also nothing outstanding about it. This beer was on my want list for years, glad I got to try it, another tasty beer from Thirsty Dog.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ARH (777) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2014 On tap, poured into a snifter. The aroma is initially a strong raisin and milk chocolate blend with a light, smokey touch. Later on there’s some apple and plum with a nutty coffee aroma. It pours a deep, dark, and clear mahogany color with a medium, soapy brown ring and a light lace. There’s lots of fuzzy carbonation to the slick and smooth beer. The medium-full body contains notes of chocolate, raisin, and plum with a smoke and ash finish. The smokiness lingers lightly with an astringent touch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1469) - Oregon, USA - NOV 18, 2014
From bottle. Deep dark brown with a little bit of dark tan head. Aroma is chocolate, rum, and coffee. Taste is cocoa nibs, light smoke, coffee, and some hints of bourbon. Creamy, smooth mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bpar73 (625) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a thin tan head. Dark malt and some bitter dark chocolate in the taste and aroma. Decent porter and winner of best name and slogan. "So many legs, so little time".

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