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RATINGS: 304   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmcgavin12 (492) - Madison, USA - APR 4, 2013
Pours a dark ebony with frothy voluminous tan head. Aroma is dominated by strong dark roasted malt and a bit of chocolate notes.The taste is a great blend of bitter and sweet notes. An easy finish makes for a very delicious session able porter

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
edwardbass (723) - Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Lots of coffee and chocolate aroma. Super-dark brown with a tan head. Taste is typical porter, coffee, dark chocolate, roasty grain. The palate is too thin, though not egregiously so. Itís a decent porter, but not a standout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ordybill (936) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - DEC 27, 2015
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. Pours pitch black color with red highlights in the light with a small tan head. The aroma is roasted malt and coffee with a little chocolate. The taste is roasted malt with coffee. An outstanding porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aggiebob (518) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - NOV 27, 2015
Bottle. Black with virtually a non-existent tan head. Coffee and chocolate aroma. It has a sweet taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
starewich (169) - - NOV 4, 2015
Typical porter flavor except for a tang like red wine. Okay but not great, and too watery for my taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (3722) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 19, 2015
Pour is a black with a medium tan head. Aroma is a nice mix of coffee and chocolate malts. Flavor is again a nice coffee and chocolate with a pretty decent bitter char left on the tongue. This is a pretty solid porter. Plenty of nice roasted malt flavor with just the right amount of char and bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (8294) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 12, 2015
On tap at Map Room. Pours near black with a thick tan head and a chocolate and treacle aroma. There is a medium-bodied bitter chocolate flavor with a dry slightly bitter finish. Lots of flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBunker (956) - 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. Itís good, but not something I could drink a few of.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (12148) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ARH (1045) - 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. Thereís 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. Itís 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.

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