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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.83/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
The tradition of porter is long and confusing. Ask five brewers what a porter should be like, and youíre sure to get five different answers. Our Humble Porter was brewed without personal certainty of any kind. Instead, we looked to the past and came up with a beer resembling the porter at itís height in Englandís mid-19th century. Neither boastful nor reluctant, this beer was crafted with honesty, care, and an eye towards history. Drink up!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2015
Very good porter that was smooth drinking and sweet but not to the ends of a sweet stout. Good mating kept it balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluejacket74 (1848) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2015
22 ounce bottle, Winter 2014 batch. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours very dark brown with about an inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both pretty good. The brew smells like roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate. The taste is similar to the aroma, but thereís the addition of some vanilla, nuts and woodiness. Nice balance between the sweet and bitter flavors. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís creamy, coating and smooth. Itís easy enough to drink. I think itís a very enjoyable porter! I liked it a lot, and at $5.99 a bomber I certainly wouldnít have any problems with buying this brew again. Definitely worth a try if youíve never had it before.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (7027) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle sample at the tasting at Blacklick Wine & Spirits on 2/5/15. Brown pour with no head. Aroma of malt, roast and slight chocolate. Malty and roasty flavor with chocolate accents before a roasty coffee finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pete4999 (1445) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle, as pictured. Not sure how old it is, but Iíve had it for awhile. Nice beer. Dark pour, a little thin in the mouthfeel but not bad. Little bit of chocolate, little bit of caramel, kinda sweet overall. I enjoyed it though.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Emeister84 (2164) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Dark chocolate aromas, smoked wood, dark roast coffee, molasses, soy. Black with faint ruby highlights, somewhat lasting beige head. Dry, roasty, complex smoky, earthy, charred, roasty flavors. Medium-full bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
obguthr (5716) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Strong coffee and soil nose, very earthy. A gusher. Brown, pours almost all head, tan, good lace. Coffee and cola flavor. Hyper carbonated, light body, astringent. I wanted to like this, but there are a few issues.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle from Julios. Pours dark brown with off white head. Nose/taste of roast chocolate, toasted pecan, vanilla bean and toasted nuts. Lighter medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (6379) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Bottle. Pours like the prototypical porter ... deep, black, and brooding. The head is a tight pile of tan bubbles. The aroma is rich with baking chocolate and sweet malt. The beer drinks with a sturdy porter character ... the base is definitely the requisite chocolate. But the rest of it is pretty light, easy to drink, with a woody bite in the middle, before the once again distinctly chocolatey finish. (#5520, 5/23/2014)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BroSpud (2068) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Sampled during Julioís Spring Beer Fest. Deep dark oily liquid goodness. Lots of roasted malt notes of coffee and sweet dark chocolate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Experiment_Ale (1096) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2014
At Jacobís pickles with Taylor. Pours brown black with thin cream grey head. Aroma is nice smooth roasted malt, marshmallow, chocolate notes. Taste is smooth roasted toasty malt, hint of tang but not offputting at all, pecan. A very nice drinking porter, I could session if, reminds me of a more agreeable 512 pecan porter.

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