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Chief BlackHawk Porter is a robust black and sharply bittersweet ale. This style was traditionally the session beer consumed by the porters in London.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2005
12 oz. bottle. aroma of roasted coffee beans and bittersweet chocolate. color of a dark cola with a tan head which disappeared rather quickly. the flavor, oh the flavor... wonderful mild flavors of coffee, bittersweet chocolate, "Nuts" and maybe a hint of toast. deducted a couple of tenths for the rather thin body, but overall, this is a very drinkable porter!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 9, 2005
Decent tan head, bitter-sweetish chocolate aroma, some roast. Satisfyingly sharp roasty flavors to offset the chocolatey sweetness. Lush but not cloying mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5169) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 31, 2005
This pours fairly dark with some red showing through. The head is a light tan color. The aroma is apples, toast, caramel and a hint of tobacco. The taste is roasted coffee and toffee. There is also a little bit of pear. The mouthfeel is slick and thick. A decent porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - MAY 30, 2005
Pours a dark black coffee color. Small brown head. Aroma of roasted coffee. Flavor is nice roasted coffee/ chocolate flavor, a little dark fruit as well. Smooth and coats the mouth nicely.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Metalhead (634) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2005
Looks good in the glass but this tasted like bitter bakers chocolate and cheap coffee beans. Boo Hiss.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 7, 2005
On tap at the brewery. Dark chocolate malt smell. Tastes smooth and crisp with resonating dark chocolate nodes. Hints of black raspberries and is slightly smoky. Nice rendition.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5538) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 19, 2005
Bottle. Thanks to joeybgood for this! Pours a deep opaque brown with a small tan head. Nose is roasted malt, light coffee, hints of brown sugar and light fruit. Taste is roasted malt, burnt coffee, bittersweet chocolate, and I could swear I pick up some Wrigley’s spearmint gum. Body is well rounded with moderate carbonation and light bitterness. Finish is roasted malt, some milk chocolate, some lactic notes and mild coffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - JAN 27, 2005
12oz bottle. 46.5°. NB worthy glass. Pours dark black with a 1/2" khaki head that shrinks down to just a haze, then just a few bubbles on the surface in the matter of a minute. Roasted malt aroma with some sourness and a hint of citrus rinds. Flavor is cooled bittersweet hot chocolate. Roasted malts. Buttermilk. Nice "full" mouthfeel. Roasty, chocolately finish with some traces of citrus peels.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Indra (2700) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JAN 16, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2007 Full, roasty malt aroma, plenty of cocoa as well as some lightly earthy, spicy hop. Ebony in color, a few red-brown highlights with a fine, creamy, lasting head and delicate lacing. Flavor profile is pretty well balanced with notes of roasty, darkly sweet malt, milk chocolate and faint coffee tones alongside a moderate amount of fresh, lightly citric, juicy and bitter hops. Finish is dry and toasty. Palate is adequately carbonated and very lightly oily, body is medium. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - DEC 31, 2004
Very dark brown color with a large tan head. Nutty roasted malt aroma. Slightly bitter chocolate, roasted coffee and hops flavors. Crisp feel with a dry finish.

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