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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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A medium-bodied dark brown ale with roasted malt flavor. Judicious use of chocolate and black patent malts create flavorful and robust ale.


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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2007
Date: 12/02/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

dark brown, scant head, dry chocolate aroma, dry dark chocolate flavor, light roasted keeps it dry, a coffee character provides a bitter finish,

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.8/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (6201) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2016
On the afternoon of Tuesday 17th May 2016 I visited The Tustin Brewery and had one of the most disappointing flights of beer I have ever had. The final beer of the eight in the flight and I was beginning to lose the will to live, surely this beer would lighten my spirits and lift me from the depression of the previous seven beers I had sampled. Yes, it almost did! Dark brown brew with a full tanned head. malts all over the place, semi-burnt malts in fact, giving off chocolate and coffee esters in the nose and mouth. Smooth palate and a decent Porter all round. The best beer by far, but not good enough to tempt me back to the brewery again when I think about what I tried on the day (food was good though).

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (4994) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2015
Sampled at Great American Beer Festival 9/24/15. Brown/black appearance. Aroma of dark malts, chocolate and roast. Similar flavor. Pretty solid porter overall, nothing special though.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (13980) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Tap at the brew pub. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is quite chocolate. A bit dusty. Med body. A good straight forward chocolate porter with a little nut in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (5367) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 3, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Dark brown pour, with a light tan head. Flavors mostly of roasted malt and chocolate, with notes of dark fruit esters, coffee, and mild dark sugars. An enjoyable and moderately robust porter.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (9995) - Zeeman, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2013
Sampled at GABF. Pours near black with a medium beige head. Aroma of roast, chocolate, toffee and fudge. Flavour is over moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (8011) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Draft. Pours deep brown with a thin beige head. Medium roasted malts, coffee, light chocolate sweetness, and some lingering roasted malty finish. Smooth and drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21169) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Draft. Murky dark brown color, thick brown head. Aroma of dark milk chocolate. Taste is espresso grounds, dark bittersweet cocoa. Nice.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12684) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2012
(Draught) Pours an opaque black body with a medium brown head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, oatmeal, and chocolate. Flavor of chocolate, lactose, burnt brown sugar, caramel, and light ash.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (22692) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2012
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and caramel finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
illidurit (2284) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 26, 2012
On tap at the brewery during RBSG 2012. Reddish brown pour. Ashy, cheap chocolate, cigarettes. Over-roasted without the body to keep up. Not feeling this.


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