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RATINGS: 212   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (3237) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Draft pour at the tasting room. Pours a lighter brown with a thinner beige head of foam. Aroma is bready and roasty. Very bready taste. Nice porter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Dark brown color with a white head, its nose is nice, soft, and spiced, with slight notes of coffee and licorice. It has a weak mouthfeel, but a pleasant flavor of more coffee and licorice, especially in the finish. Itís pleasant, a good porter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ContemplateBeer (1580) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Aroma: Chocolate, caramel, very light smoke. Appearance: Not sure, drank from the bottle. Flavor: Matched the nose. Palate: Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation, long finish. Overall: A good porter with enough complexity to keep things interesting. Canít believe I hadnít rated this already.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (5831) - Indiana, USA - JUL 4, 2013
Draft to taster at Upland. Looks good; cola with foamy beige head. Smells of mild dark malt and chocolate. Tastes like it smells, only more robust, with some nuttinesa and a bit of roast. Solid on the palate. A decent porter.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmagnus87 (2732) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2013
12oz bottle poured inti a shaker. Pours black with a half fingeo of khaki head. Aroma of cocoa and slight coffee with a hint of vanilla. Taste is light bitter. Coffee and cocoa with some light herbal hops. Mwdium bodied with a really thin texture. Lively carbonation and a decently long finish. Overall, not bad. Enjoyable but not too special.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cousin_Larry (392) - - JUN 21, 2013
Very dark rich beer. A slightly less delicious version of Guinness. Coffee flavored stout.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dmac (4208) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2013
12oz bottle via trade. Poured a slightly thinner looking dark black body with a smaller to perhaps average foamy beige head. Aroma is very dusty with lots of dusty malts, dusty chocolate, vanilla candles. Flavor of sweeter chocolate pudding powder, grass, some dry plywood, bad vanilla. Medium to thinner body with soft to average carbonation and a watery finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hophaze (173) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark brown with medium head and lots of lacing. Aroma of roasted malts and a hint of chocolate. Common Porter taste, not heavy but not too thin. Drinkable and slightly above average. ----Hophaze out

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
ads135 (3078) - 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 isnít 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


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