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RATINGS: 291   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rubbishystuff (1844) - 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


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wilnatp (568) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Tap at the taproom July 30th. Notes are lacking in text. Bittersweet. Sessionable.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Itzjerm (1277) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - SEP 10, 2014
A very incredible dark beer. Sweet with a light grain aroma and a perfect mouthfeel For the ABV this is what you want out of a beer such as this. Thick creamy sweet dark grain. Wow Home run session ALE!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (2076) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 9, 2014
12 oz bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and toffee. Taste is malts, coffee and chocolate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (2422) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2014
12 oz. bottle poured to a Czech-pils glass, producing an overly active, billowy, brownish tan head that turned a mousse-like and stubbornly persistent layer covering the dark brown, amber & ruby highlighted liquid. The lacing showed thick, frothy, and spiraling qualities. The nose was roasted & very malty, with chocolate, caramel, a touch of treacle, and light woodiness. After waiting patiently to taste, the flavor added moderate, roasted & earthy bitterness, a touch of smoky astringency, cocoa, and subtle coffee. A little less than medium bodied, the texture thinned a bit, and the carbonation softened after a good deal of the initial effervescence was wasted on the display. Still pretty rich & tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (2002) - Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Dark brown/black color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of malt, cocoa, & chocolate; Flavor light roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, and coffee; Decent.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Huhzubendah (2522) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle from Discount Liquors in Milwaukee, WI. What a great store. The beer is dark brown, approaching black, nearly opaque with a small beige cap. Aromas include the expected roasted malt, chocolate. Light char and coffee notes in the flavor. The body is perhaps a tad thin. Overall, pretty good, but perhaps a little weak in body and potency

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6502) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2014
Draft at The Old Fashioned. Pours a dark brown color with a small khaki head. Notes of chocolate, toasted and roasted malts, earth, coffee, and light cream. Very smooth mouthfeel, with moderate carbonation and a light to medium body. Good, simple, smooth, tasty porter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jefcon (1389) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2014
Draft. Wonderfully smooth session-style porter, with a ton of cafe au lait, raw coffee, dark chocolate, and spice and fruit from the simple hopping.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (7388) - Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2014
355ml twist off bottle. Pours a dark brown with a long-lasting tan/offwhite head. Nice lacing. The smell is roasty, lighly smoky, some peat, plenty of unsweetened cocoa. The flavor once again brings to mind smoke. It is slightly metallic but nicely peaty with cacao nibs and a sharp bitterness. Nice one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rxeight (1310) - Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Pour from bottle. Roasty malts. Very subtitle chocolate and coffee. Nice easy drinkable porter. Surprised by this one.


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