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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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One of the first dark beers that Widmer has made. A true Swartz bier. Hints of coffee and roast notes balance the right amount of hops.<br /><br />Widmers offers up this porter of Perle & Tettnanger hops and Chocolate, Caramel, Black and Roasted malt as well as malted wheat and Altbier yeast. Unique aroma like coffee/chocolate and beer blended together.<br />

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2204) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2012
expresso coffee husk roast and smooth with a good substantial malt flavor. moderate rice like body in this cloudy old bottle. bitter foam and finish and a touch of butterscotch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (3323) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 24, 2009
From a draft pour at the Widmer brewpub in Portland, Oregon, this came a very dark brown with a medium tan head and thick lacing. Nose of roasted malts and chocolate. Very rich and creamy mouthfeel feels like oil on the tongue. The flavor is lightly bitter with lots of chocolate malts and coffee flavors. Bitter finish. Excellent stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2008
On tap at the brewery. Very dark brown body, close to black with a soft ruby color at the edges of the glass. Smooth beige head. Soft roastiness up front, bitter chocolate with a strong hop finish for the style. On the higher carbonation side, I prefer some of the softer smoother bodied versions, but overall this was still nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 6, 2008
On tap at Widmer Gasthaus in Portland, OR--Deep, dark black-brown and roasty with a small beige head. Very thick for a schwartz beer. Very enjoyable. Chocolate and malt notes danced on my tongue and warmed my gut. Very nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 10/12/1996
Source: Brewfest, Newport, OR

very dark brown, scant head, lots of roasted chocolate flavor, just a touch of malt bitterness

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.6/5.0
Score: *4
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Crit (3318) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 8, 2003
Decent malt nose. Good malt profile throughout

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gwfrankpsu (231) - McKinleyville, California, USA - DEC 17, 2001
This is a god beer to have with Widmer’s Meatloaf, my comfort food.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 28, 2001
A good beer from a great brewery, nice nose, malty with the black patent malts showing tyhrough, some bite, decent beer all round.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 16, 2001
Not bad as a schwarzbier, but if they are trying to pass this off as a porter, no way. Not enough complexity.

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