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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
Very full bodied ale. This one pushes the limits. A porter on steroids. Chocolate, roast coffee and smoky undertones with a big creamy head. Hops are balanced by a large malt backbone. Welcome to the dark side. Built with 7 grains and 7 additions of 5 hop types.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RyanK (274) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (5419) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 25, 2012
Bottle. Medium dark brown color, with light tannish head. Roasted malt, burnt coffee, and some chocolate sweetness. OK

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Derek881 (1253) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 11, 2012
Poured a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass to drink. The beer had a dark copper-brown color with a deep red hue and a thin, creamy tan head with little retention but good cling. Its aroma featured caramel and chocolate malt with a bit of earthy and grainy hops too. It tasted sweet with a chocolate flavor mixed with some caramel and a bit of bitterness too. The beer was fairly wet and slightly creamy with good fizz and liveliness, though a tad thin and light in the mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JAN 28, 2012
(draught) deep brown with tan head. Roast malt aroma. Flavor is roast malt, som ecoffee and hints of chocolate. Very drinkable porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rjplumer (1008) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 20, 2012
Mild mocha and hop aroma. Pours a deep dark brown that can be seen through if held up to the light with a mild tan head. Bitter with a chalky mouth feel. Feels quite carbonated for a Porter. Finish is on the sour side. Not a bad brew but it just seems a bit plain. I would drink it again but wouldn’t go out of my way for it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
skibumphishead (259) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 23, 2011
pint draft at a bar next to Fenway Paahk. Burnt coffee aroma and a nice bitter chocolate flavor dominate. Not bad at all. Now I need to try the "Larry."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2010
Draft. Pours a black body with a tan head. Roast y body with coffee and hint of espresso. Mild chocolate malt bill, lightly roasted, soft and chewy. Decent porter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crajun (1182) - , Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2010
trade from MaBeer1972 -thanks! not much aroma; dark black w/minimal head; great first taste, but just ok after that - a little watery but an OK porter nice, nothing overpowering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (7560) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 30, 2010
12oz bottle pours a translucent, deep, super dark brown with a creamy,lacing, slightly mocha colored head. Nose is wet malts, dark bread, cold coffee, a little brown sugar. Relatively mild aroma. Flavor is sweet, caramel, molasses, dark bread, a little bit of coffee grounds, crackers, malty. Medium bodied, dry finish. Fairly standard.

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