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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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• First brewed 1995
• Available year round
Black, flavor abounding brew with chocolate mocha notes... so tasty!
45 IBUs


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bebum (270) - - JUN 7, 2014
Deep copper, tall and very persistent head. Sharp nose. Light body, flat and watery mouthfeel and finish, low alcohol heat and carbonation, moderate flavor intensity, long palate Bitter, dry, sourish. Roast flavors. Cannot see a reason to buy it again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DiarmaidBHK (3347) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Bottle from Liquors 44. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Leaves some solid lacing in the glass. Decent malt notes on the nose. Has a hint of chocolate on the tongue. Finishes clean. Eh!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scrapersnbeer (1464) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Aroma is nutty coffee, like brown ale. Near black pour, thin film head. Unexpected bitter, smokey flavor, slight lactic sweet finish. Medium creamy body. This is a great basic porter in my opinion.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (2827) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Bottle courtesy of AirForceHops. Sweet chocolate, earthy coffee aroma. Dark brown with a moderate tan head. Earthy roasty malt, light coffee, and some chalky cocoa flavor with a bitter roasty finish. Body on the light side of medium, average carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
luttonm (2138) - Belgrade, SERBIA - MAY 16, 2013
From tasting at the Brewery in Westminster. Medium body, nice hop, bitter bite. Some coffee roast. A bit lactic but ok

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sailracer (389) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Tap. Pours a blackish brown that seems a little thin for a porter. Lots of chocolate roasted malt flavor up front that mellows as you drink it. Light on the carbonation and easy to drink. Decent for a porter, but not as robust I prefer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
peteydaoust (19) - - SEP 23, 2012
This is a great beer. Pours dark and crystal clear with a beautiful frothy head. An extremely smooth malty start finishes even smoother with a sutle nutty, smoke flavor. I could drink a lot of these!

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
matalec1984 (115) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 12, 2012
Had this casked. Slightly bitter aroma with strong roasted notes. flavor was fantastic, toasty but with plenty of hop bitterness. Wonderful balance. Beer was a little thin and the head left something to be desired look more like soda bubbles than a nice, tight head

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RyanK (170) - Rhode Island, USA - JUL 18, 2012
Pours a dark black/brown penetrable by light with a small tan head real quick to dissipate. Smells strongly of roasted malt, coffee and a little mocha. Taste follows with the roasted malt being the strongest aspect and focus of this beer. Bitter roasted coffee and a tad bit of mocha. Went in a completely different taste direction than Otter Creek’s stovepipe porter. Little on the hops, decent amount carbonation and a thin body. Finishes somewhat dry, a low abv so sessionable. Just a solid beer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (10527) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 26, 2012
Almost black in color with an off-white head. A mild roastiness with some coffee and a hint of chocolate. The nose is just a bit simple and bland. The flavor offers up some roasted malt and maybe a bit of coffee. There’s not much sweetness to it other than a touch of chocolate. Kind of thin as well.


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