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RATINGS: 287   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheHOFF43 (1749) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - FEB 25, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark black with no head. Aroma is roasted malts. Flavor matches aroma. Still a little drunk, still nothing special. Blahhhhhhh.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
88DrawTap (13) - Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Slightly phenolic with hints of coffee. Appears black, but hold it up to a light and it has some red hues around the edges. Slightly acrid with a coffee roast/bittnerness that comes through. Just enough malt sweetness and dryness to make you want another sip.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (2607) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Poured from draft at Hopleaf. Black and thick. Coffee notes. Very very rich. Great flavor and enjoyable

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ryecatcher (766) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Bottle. Pours a deep nearly opaque brown, with a nonexistent head (could be my glass though). Nose is standard porter -- dark roasted barley dominating. Mouth is medium bodied, malt forward, then bitter with a hint of soot. Not really all that great -- especially given the weighted average, so to be fair, this may just be an old bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
StefanSD (2111) - Lakeside, California, USA - NOV 18, 2012
12 oz bottle courtesy of elkhunter. Thanks. Pours a dark brown color with a small beige head that has fair retention. The aroma is mild with dark roasted grains and some coffee. The flavor is similar to the nose, coffee, blackened barley, unsweetened baking chocolate and earthy hops provide a nice bitter balance. The palate is full and smooth with medium carbonation. Finishes a bit short with some lingering acidity. Overall: Very nice little brew, I will drink again.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
doubelknv3 (979) - Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2012
Roast, chocolate, and coffee aroma. Black, tan head, and mild lacing. Chocolate, roast, and hop bitter notes. Dry, well balanced, and medium bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (7870) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2012
Sample at the DBLDP on 09/02/2012: Murky brown-black pour with a medium tan head that dissipates steadily to an outer ring. Partial rings of lacing. Roasted malt, coffee and chocolate in the nose. Light-bodied with flavors of mocha, earthy malt and hops. The finish is earthy malt and cocoa. Above average overall.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rubbishystuff (1823) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2012
At Fork on Lincoln. Tasty porter, roasted and chocolate flavors. Full bodied and flavored but knows when to pull back to make it easy drinking. Serving: Bottle

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brian60625 (742) - Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2012
12 ounce bottle. Roasted malts, a touch of licorice, half finger of colored foam, dark brown appearance, medium bodied, lively mouthfeel, Smooth at first with a bitter back end.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUL 30, 2012
Tap at the brewery. Rating #258. This was a big bitter and roasty beer. A good amount of coffee and dark chocolate, real nice. (2437)


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