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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


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
michaeltrego (101) - Amherst, New Hampshire, USA - APR 22, 2004
I really enjoyed this brew. The mouthfeel and aroma were a perfect match, making for a very drinkable beer. Darker and little more bitter than most porters.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (5964) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 19, 2004
Deep brown with amber highlights that produced a fizzy tan head and okay lace. The aroma hints of plums and grapes, cashews, floral hops, light mocha and coffee notes, zesty yeast esters. Lots of smoky, nutty, and coffee in the taste. Acidic and fruity undertones and moderate bitter finish. The mouthfeel is thin, lively and crisp. Another quaffable porter that is heavy on the smoked malts.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldGrowth (2617) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 13, 2004
Bottle: Ok nose, coffee, nutty, chocolate. Clear reddish black color. Small head that faded quick. Roasted malt flavor. Chocolate and nutty. Thin body, leaves malty flavors on tounge. Not bad, not great.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
walrus (13) - USA - FEB 26, 2004
Like all Wachusett ... not too strong, not too weak, broad, smooth, rounded, dense foam, but not lots of it.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 25, 2004
12 oz bottle. Boy, either these guys have just gone downhill, or there's something in the water or yeast they're using that I just don't cotton to. I found this thinnish, with a lightly roasty but also alas, soapy nose; bitter charred wood flavor without much counterbalancing sweetness, or enough malt. Very bitter finish. Bleah.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 7, 2004
Dark brown with a thin off-white head.Chocolate,roasted malt charcater.Medium to full on the palate and sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 31, 2004
Tap. Dark brown black with some head. Decent hop and chocolate aroma. Body is a little thin for a porter, taste somewhat bland, nothing too special.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 6, 2004
Beautifully creamy tan head atop a black body, leaving nice watery lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, invitingly chocolate and roasty, with some coffee as well. Ah, but the taste does not deliver what the nose promises. Instead, it is minimally sweet, bitter roasted coffee. Creamy medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 27, 2003
Dark with nice, thick head. Aroma of hops and mown grass. Flavor is choclatey with roasted malt. Medium bodied with bitter finish. Good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Yeastmaster (44) - USA - AUG 31, 2003
An Oprah Winfrey porter: thick, rich, smooth, and black. Like a Macanudo cigar without the smoky aftertaste. A noticably bitter endtaste, but not at all unpleasant or intolerable. A wonderful porter.


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