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RATINGS: 220   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ccex (1122) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wlajwl (4929) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (9412) - Oceanside, 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (6355) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Finhead (1435) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2015 Nearly black pour with a frothy, tan head. The aroma has dark chocolate, lightly roasted coffee, plum, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (17715) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 8, 2012
Draft. Very dark ruby maroon, massive thick brown head, great tetention, solid lacing. Aroma of toasted and roasted coffee grounds abd cocoa. Taste is dilute coffee, chocolate, burnt espesso. More of an English style porter, which is fine by me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
edgallow (3077) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 25, 2012
12 oz bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt. Taste of coffee and chocolate. Light taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (8692) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 20, 2012
Bottle. Very dark brown pour with a small creamy head. Nose is roasty and chocolate. Palate is moderate and smooth. Taste is a rich roasty malt with some sweet chocolate, finishes clean. Good stuff.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (5227) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 30, 2012
Deep brown, purple backlit, frothy dark tasn head. Roast chocolate/coffee scent. Taste is slight bitter coffee with a strong cola-like flavour behind it. Not bad, but the cola is slightly distracting.

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