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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.19/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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Classic robust porter with emphasis on chocolate flavors


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (4478) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2012
Sampled at an esbls tasting. At 4 Hands. From a growler. Almost black but with red. A nice long lasting tan head. This is ashand just a bit thin. Chocolate is a sub note. A nice beer. Glad I got to try it.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HighWine (942) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2010
Tap at the brewery. Garnet color with beige head. Not as dark as I would expect a porter to be. Sweet maltiness with barely any roast flavor. Would be better labeled as a brown ale than a porter.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jake65 (2544) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - MAR 15, 2010
At brewpub: Pours a medium depth brown, much lighter than expected, with a modest tan head. Mild aroma is roasty and sweet. Flavor is heavily roasted chocolate malt, vanilla, and caramel. Some seemingly artificial sweetness. A little on the thin side. I have much higher expectations for their brews by now.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BVery (5616) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 14, 2010
Tap. Dark cola colored pour with a slightly off-white head. Aroma of nut and mild chocolate. Thin body. Taste is fig, muted chocolate, and some funk. Just okay.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (5718) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2010
Pours dark brown with tan head, aroma is chocolate and a bit of roasted character. Taste is chocolate and roasted notes throughout, a bit watery and thin but well balanced.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
undsioux7 (792) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2007
Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Slight aromas of chocalate, sweet roasted grain. Light taste of the same with a touch of coffee, with a touch of astringency. A little light and watery on the pallete, but ok overall.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAR 14, 2007
Growler: pours a steady brown to settle nearly black and stays black. A very tawny deep chestnut can be detected up to a strong light. Capping is medium in stature with a nice sandy brown evenly foamed froth. Eventually slips away to a ghostly skim and a thin collar. Some spotty lace with a few tiny strands are flung about and sticking to the glass. Aroma is light and sweet with a fair amount of cocoa and a smidgeon of roasted malt and a tiny note of grain husk dryness. Flavors are mild and set in tone with a moderate base of easy going, smooth cocoa sweetness. Touches a bit of roasted malt and a sliver of coffee noting the finish as it flecks at the hint of char and burnt toast even later. Light to medium body, smooth and fairly slick with a budge just past the middle area bringing in a brief build up on the palate as it tenderizes the flavors a bit and floats off the finish with a ever so faint and lovely cocoa dryness. A pretty decent porter. A subtle delight of a beer. Perhaps not a stand out in impactful punch in flavor as some of the other mighty brews that have graced the taps of Town Hall. But if you don’t mind a simple, subtle little sit down porter. This will suit you just fine.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2007
Dark Brown with Red Hues and Tan Head. Subtle Malt Aroma. Sweet Malt...Followed by a Toasted Nutty Flavor and Dry Aftertate. Starts off Sweet and Thin Bodied...Nutty Flavors Come Out and Leave with a Dry Finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
IPAndy (120) - minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 2, 2007
Dark brown with quarter inch head. Aroma is chocolate, which comes out immediately in the flavor, too. Some hazelnut like flavor as well, with a slightly tart, well balanced finish. I wish the alcohol was 1% lower, I’d drink five or six of them at a time. I think there are some people rating different beers here from a couple of years ago.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Stine (1453) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 25, 2007
Deep but transparent woody brown with some tan head. Thick smoky coffee aroma with vanilla. Marginal lactose sweetness with hints of smoked meat, but mostly bland. Inoffensive, uninspiring.


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