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RATINGS: 210   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.


2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jaymobrown (1665) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2004
Bottle. Dark brown color. Some vague chocolate and malt notes. Overall, I found this flat and uninteresting.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jazz88 (2556) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 8, 2004
Tap. Dark brown color with a foamy brown head. Toasted chocolate malt flavors. Neither here nor there.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
TChrome (1418) - Bedford, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2004
There is a vegetable quality to this that totally ruins the beer for me. I expect my porters to be roasty and/or coffe driven and this does not fullfill. I thought I might have a bad bottle, but given the other ratings maybe not?

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 5, 2004
(Bottle) Pours a very dark brown (almost black) color with a thin tan head. Has an aroma of chocolate, malt, and coffee. Flavors of coffee, malt and a little bitter for my liking.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAR 27, 2004
Black color with a light tan head and big bubbly spotty lacing. The aroma is well balanced and smooth with some chocolate and coffee with roast. The flavor is mild and smooth, not too bad. Finishes balanced too, this is a nice average porter with some solid flavors.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 27, 2004
Dark brown pour, small white head and a bit of lacing. Chocolate, coffee, a touch of those combined make some mocha aromas. Floral hops and smoke. Roast and chocolate overpower coffee flavors. A bit of herbal hops. Creamy palate, light body and a malty finish with a nice balance of alcohol and hops. I didn't really get the whole V8 experience. Sorry Mike.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
3fourths (8032) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2004
The first beer rated after the recovery of my stolen truck. Black as the night, displaying a timid brown head. The aroma is a mixture of bad tobacco, some coffee, some licorice and vegetable compost. Not as bad as it sounds, but still not great. Somewhat smoky flavor up until mid-drink, when it all of a sudden turns into a weird vegetable (think V-8) cola experience. Quite odd, and not enjoyable at all. Sour squash and bubble gum all around. Damn... what am I going to do with the other 5?

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
craven5000 (99) - Westville, Indiana, USA - MAR 24, 2004
A big bubbled tan head with a short life. Dark body with hints of red in the light. Thin. Light coffee and very soft chocolate flavors. A sweet hint or two. Very little bitterness, if any.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - MAR 22, 2004
Not much to this porter. Dark brown color with a medium beige head. Roasted coffee and malt aroma. Mild flavors of roasted coffee, malt and light hops. Very thin feel.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - MAR 22, 2004
Deep brown color with a medium tan head. The aroma and flavor contained some nice coffee, cocoa, and roasted tones...mildly sweet. The feel was too thin and fizzy.


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