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RATINGS: 219   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Silphium (3190) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 21, 2004
Deep red-brown body, thin/medium light tan head. Chocolatey aroma with a touch of coffee; pretty sweet-smelling. The flavor was sort of a cross between a porter and a brown ale, with plenty of sweetened chocolate, brown sugar, and nuts. Not as roasty as most porters, focusing instead on the sweet component.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
steve23mj (273) - Essexville, Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2004
Pours deep black with light tan head. Nose is of roasted chocolate and a hint of coffee. Body is malty and slightly bitter. Finishes without anything special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6600) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 16, 2004
Bottle pours dark brown with black cherry highlights, small off-white fizzly head that quickly settles, with slick lacing.   Cocoa, light biscuits, and roasted malts on the nose.   Roasted malts & coffee beans up front but nothing to follow it up.   Medium body and medium mouthfeel.   Finishes fairly light with only a mild hop bitterness and toasted malts.   Not bad, but this one was pretty uneventful.   Thanks goes out to atpayne for the trade!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - AUG 21, 2004
Brown and clear. There is not much of an aroma, but what is noticable is a roasted malt. The malt is also available in the flavor, which is a little more impressive than the aroma, but not enough to completely rescue this rating.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
barenada (211) - Georgetown, Indiana, USA - JUL 26, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2005 (draft) Had a very strong roasted malt aroma. The flavor was quite nice with roasted malt and a mild chocolate. A dry finish that made me want to take another drink right away.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
aracauna (3318) - Georgia, USA - JUL 13, 2004
Pours basically black with brown at the edges. The head is a light tan and forms easily and fades into a thin creamy layer. Thin flavor. There’s not a lot of chocolate, but it’s there. The aroma is actually a bit thin and a little metallic. The flavor consists mostly of a bit of char mixed with some cocoa. Not the most exciting of porters.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
igneous1 (1524) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - JUL 5, 2004
deep brown color, head thin, not lasting, chocolatey matls in the aroma, roastiness mainly in the flavor. moderate hopiness. flavor is fairly thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 28, 2004
The body was dark with a medium-sized head. The surprising flavor reminded more of coffee beans than a cup of joe.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2004
Deep, dark brown with red highlights. HUGE tan head. I mean HUGE, HUMONGUS, non-stop. Profuse. Probably the only thing interesting about this beer. Aroma was medicinal, closet, sock drawer. Mouthfeel was tolerable. Flavor was like mixing water with chocolate syrup. Just bad stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jaymobrown (1782) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2004
Bottle. Dark brown color. Some vague chocolate and malt notes. Overall, I found this flat and uninteresting.

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