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RATINGS: 298   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - DEC 31, 2004
Deep, dark brown, opaque, with a small tan head. The aroma wassharply bitter up front with some dark chocolate and coffee tones. The flavor was quite dry...burnt hop tones and a strong bitter coffee character. The feel was quite crisp and dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 16, 2004
Coffee malt aroma, smooth coffee malt taste kind of weakens and gets a little bitter on aftertaste, but still one of the best midwestern porters I’ve tasted

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2004
Dark Brown with Tan Head. Sweet and Bitter...Mostly Bitter... a Bit Watery For My Tastes, Personally.. Some Chocolate/Coffee..but Not a Good Porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badgerben (4608) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2004
Black color with a foamy head. It has a good coffee and chocolate aroma. Very bitter malt taste, but it lacks the coffee/chocolate taste that is expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
balke13 (156) - MIssoula, Montana, USA - OCT 17, 2004
very dark brown color with some reddish tints...creamy tan head. chocolate and coffee aroma. chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, and earthy flavors dominate this wonderful Porter...nice balance of hops in the finish that make this brew stand out a bit from the rest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djmcfar (64) - Ixonia, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 29, 2004
Toasted and chocolate aroma --- nice head, good lace --- coffee, malty with a sweet yet bitter flavor -- some hops --- interesting combo --- nice finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6442) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 10, 2004
Bottled: Deep brown and nearly opaque with an initial frothy tah head before fading leaving a very good lace. The aroma has notes of bittersweet chocolate, light smoke and caramel malts, some fruity and piney hops, and a earthy yeast ester. The taste starts surprisingly hoppy witha noticeable pney background and a bitter coffee twang throughout. A nice dose of malts midsection. The finish is smokey and bitter. The feel is lively and thin, crisp. Overall it has a leaning towards bitters more the malts but is balanced enough to enjoy completely.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 1, 2004
On tap at brewery. Off white head developed over an opaque to deepest brown beer. No nose. Some chocolate notes but hints of that chili pepper spiciness that seems to be a house flavor that I do not like. Nice bitterness, but little flavor otherwise. Seems thin for style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 16, 2004
Deep brown body, medium cream-colored head. Aroma is distinctly toasty with chocolate notes. Body is chocolatey and tangy/woody. Has a tart (dark fruit/twig) component that is unusual in a porter. Bitter, earthy hops. After having several solid porters recently this comes up short. If I homebrewed maybe I’d know the malt variety that dominates this beer- it is pretty boring. It also dominates a couple Imperial Stouts I’ve tried, where it fared better among "brothers"- Bear Republic and Left Hand.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 14, 2004
Small light tan frothy head that lasts a while, dark brown body. Smokey chocolate aroma and some kind of chocolatey liquor. Nice creamy mouthfeel. Roasted bitter licorice, chocoloate, and coffee. The bitterness is weird. It seems to come from an awkward hop addition... like they added a little bit of cascade hops or something to counteract the malt. Pretty good though!

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