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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kevin (2071) - New Mexico, USA - JUN 7, 2004
Beauty, Clark. pours a dark brown almost black with a gorgeous, thick light tan head. creamy aroma(is that possible?) good flavor with a touch of coffee and very slight bitter taste. finishes with a roasted malt taste. doesn’t quite taste as good as it looks, but the world is full of things that look better than they are(you know who you are)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davesarman (159) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - MAY 29, 2004
Nice rich, roasted chocolate malt aroma. Color is a deep dark brown, nearly black. Carbonation is medium with a good sized, pillowy mocha head. Nice, rich malty profile. Slight bitterness from the roasted malt, which makes this pleasingly refreshing. A nice rich beer, with just enough hops to keep things in balance. The malt is in the spotlight here, as well it should be. Well crafted beer. The more beers I have from this brewery, the more of a fan of them I become.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2004
Appearance: deep, fully black color, with a huge, lush, creamy tan head. Nose is all cocoa and cream, notes of coffee, and bits of bitterness. Lovely. Bitterness continues through the palate, but mildly. Malt is thick, mouthfeel lush, smooth, relaxed, but still hearty as any porter ought to be. Well-rounded as can be, this is my idea of a session beer, full of character and flavor, easy to down, but rewarding with flavor. Good, good stuff, this! It’d earn a permanent place in my fridge, if it only crossed the border into MN.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtw (1092) - farmington, Michigan, USA - APR 14, 2004
ruby/black with a small head. clean aroma, with some anise/licorice mixed in with the hops. thin body, thin taste of coffee and bitterness. not great, but i'd have another....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
redlem (1301) - Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2003
Dark reddish brown color with a small tan head. A crisp slight hop aroma, somewhat floral, with roasted malts. A very coffee bitterness to this that was not present in the aroma. Finish is very dry and bitter. A nice example.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeM500 (1905) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - AUG 25, 2003
I absolutely hate the name of this brewery, even the word looks ugly, but my first beer from them I have had is very nice. A very tasty porter with tons on toffee and coffee, and other roasty notes. Big sweetness takes over in the middle like marshmellows melting off a skewer. Big bitter end is also wonderful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fraternie (815) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2003
Thick dark brown body, thin head. Roasted, slightly sweet aroma. Mocha notes, sweet malt flavor for a porter. Moderately hoppy. Crisp finish, not entirely robust. A touch above average for the style, but not robust enough to be spectacular.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaymobrown (1652) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2003
I thought this would have been a sweet stout. Milk chocolate nose and front, with a middle hop approach. Nice bitter finish to balance the sweet front. Liked well enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 3, 2003
A fairly standard porter with no exceptional qualities that I could note. Recommended.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2003
This poured out as a great solid dark, leathery brownish black color with slivers of dark, ruby red highlights. A finger high head was produced of creamy, tannish foam that faded slowly leaving a thin haze on top with slight patchy lace. Smell is quite nice, although its a bit faint, but whats there is a sweetish, coffeeish aroma with some hop notes near the back. Taste is a mild, lightly earthy and deep, slightly burnt roasted malt in flavor with a hint of coffee and cocoa, and is sweetly smooth the whole way through with caramel notes lingering. Nothing really stands out to much in the flavors, its solid mildness is quite nice though with a solid medium, nearly heavy body and has a nice, slightly bittering tangyness, that gets carefully dry in the finish. Leaves a weird cottonmouth effect, which I actually find appealing. Another fine brew by Tyranena

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