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RATINGS: 298   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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 (1967) - 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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBunker (811) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2015
12oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is of coffee, chocolate, and malt. Taste is of chocolate, bitter coffee, and grass.m has a lingering sweet chocolate taste. Mouthfeel is very sticky, but heavily carbonated. Takes a few sips to get past the bitterness, but then it gets easier to drink. It’s good, but not something I could drink a few of.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (10732) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2015
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of roasted malt, earthiness, coffee and bakers cocoa. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, bakers cocoa and light earthiness with a smooth lingering cocoa finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eworkman1 (50) - - JAN 25, 2015
Drinkable with a little more bitterness on the end than a usual porter. Lighter body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ARH (749) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2015 12oz bottle poured into a shaker. The aroma is predominantly a smokey, roasted and burnt grain quality with a light chocolate and light coffee just beneath it. It pours a dark, oily mahogany color with a smooth, clear and clean, reflective surface. There’s a light patch of wispy head at the start, but it disappears quickly and it leaves very little to no lacing. The taste is a medium bitter with a medium light sweetness. The oily, medium-light bodied beer has a zippy carbonation. It’s quite easy drinking. The flavors are mostly roasted malts and nuts, finishing with coffee grounds and a clean, fresh, herb-like crescendo. The aftertaste is light notes of coffee and bread.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EyeAmBaldman (365) - Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2014
Pours dark mahogany from the bottle with a foamy tan head. Aroma is smoke, coffee, and roasted malt. Tastes nice and thick on the tongue. Taste is VERY similar to the Cast Iron Oatmeal Brown by 4 Hands Brewery. It’s uncanny how alike these are. Taste is smooth with coffee and roasted malt, all in a smoky finish. This is a fantastic beer!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christpuncher (1732) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Starts with a strong coffee and light smoke flavor. Finished bitter with a black coffee flavor. Really smooth and easy to drink. Smells like coffee. Had out of a bottle at home. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stoutgap (43) - Indiana, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle to shaker, small light brown head that rapidly diminshed. Burnt, bready nose. Med-full body with average carbonation.long lasting flavor with a bitter finish. Over all a very good porter.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wilnatp (631) - 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 (1582) - 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 (2585) - 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.


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