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Creamy chocolate flavors combine with a lightly roasted finish and superb body to balance this traditional brown porter. A fragrant malt/hop aroma and herbaceous hop flavor complete this highly quaffable ale.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
ads135 (2579) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 11, 2012
A slightly better than mediocre porter. Oily mouthfeel with the typical chocolate and coffee character. Not much in the way of hops, but has an attractive dark appearance and an almost licorice sweet aroma.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Thanks to mattboyer182 for the extra. 12 oz. bottle served in a Surly Darkness tulip. Bottled February, 2012. A: Pours a dark brown, almost black with a one finger light tan head forming on the pour. The head subsides rather slowly to a nice thick collar. Some splotchy, soapy lace is left on the glass. S: Milk chocolate, toasted malts and a slight dry roasted coffee are all present. There is a really nice sweetness on the nose. T: The taste definitely takes a step back. Just some dry roasted malts and very mild chocolate. The flavors leaves rather quickly to some lingering pale malts. The sweetness from the nose isn’t present at all. M: A bit thin, almost bordering on watery. I wish the flavors would stick around. O: The beer started off nice, but overall the flavor profile was rather weak and it was a touch too thin for my liking. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 04-03-2012

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcnielsen (1716) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Bottle. Pours a deep brown with off white head. Roasted, dark, sweet maltiness aroma and flavor. Meh

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (5958) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 29, 2012
8/11/12. GTMW. Black pour, maybe more of a really dark brown, with a decent enough tan head. Light coffee and cream in the aroma with plenty of caramel and chocolates as well. Somewhat light flavor with plenty of coffee and touches of chocolate, caramel, and butterscotch. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ccex (891) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2012
12 oz bottle pours a very dark ruby brown with a decent tan head, good retention and some lacing. Smells of roasted malts. Aroma has lots of the same, plus the expected chocolate and coffee. Taste is slightly sweet with the hops kicking in on a short dry finish. Mouthfeel is creamy without too much carbonation, and body is thinner than expected. A good porter, but not a great one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wlajwl (3554) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 19, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2013 Aroma is dark malts, chocolate, fruit and a hint of grit. The flavor is roasted and earthy malts, fruit undertones, and hops in the middle that last into the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hoffrobert (178) - Indiana, USA - JUN 30, 2012
12 oz bottle. Pours dark brown. No too heavy for a porter. Sweet chocolate and coffee flavored. Easy and enjoyable to drink.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (7895) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Tap at CK. Fizzing out head. Diacetyl nose with mega mega toffee and hazelnut. Taste is dry, tangy, thicker coffee. Palate is medium with thick chocolate. Decent sweeter porter with no cloying. Gets better over time. Inoffensive. Coffee forward. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (4200) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 19, 2012
4oz pour at Churchkey is a transparent, deep brown. Malty nose, sweet, brown sugar. Flavors of light coffee, brown sugar, malt, a little cola. Standard, sweet porter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Finhead (1112) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2012
Nearly black pour with a frothy, tan head. The aroma has dark chocolate, lightly roasted coffee, and a little toffee. It has a light body with a thin texture and average carbonation. The taste is mildly sweet, followed by a roasted, dry finish with a little bit of a pretzel flavor.


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