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RATINGS: 218   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Brewed with organic roasted barley and chocolate malts for a rich, dark and robust flavor with an infusion of organic vanilla beans and coffee from the Dominican Republic farm community Alta Gracia.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrBunn (2457) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2010
Bottle. Pours like a thick cola... dark brown with lots of bubbles rising up (even minutes after pour). Not much of a head. Aromas are OK, chocolate and coffee, but seem a little underdone and unidirectional. Flavor is similar, just OK... coffee and chocolate flavors are strong, mouthfeel is pretty syrupy, and there is a little too much sweetness for my tastes.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (6046) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2010
Bottle [12oz]. Pours a deep ruby, almost dark brown, with an average size frothy light-brown head. Slightly mild aroma of roasted malt, a hint of smoke and lots of coffee. Flavour is roasted malt and coffee, a hint of smoke and some lactic notes. Slightly dry, roasty finish. Didnít really get much vanilla, if any, in the aroma or flavour. Thin to average bodied. Itís fine, I didnít love it but it was OK.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2010
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of fresh, roasted, coffee. Poured very dark brown in color with a medium-sized, creamy, dense, tan/light brown head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Slightly sparkling. Good to very good lacing. Flavor is light to medium bitter. Tastes of fresh, bitter, roasted coffee, and nothing else. Medium body. Thin, slightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Fresh, bitter, roasted coffee finish is lightly dry.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2233) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2010
low abv seems apparent. tasty and creamy with a really nice vanilla and a pretty good albeit weakish coffee flavor. overall a weak brew (not beer) that i enjoy - as a beverage- but not a beer...sorry its not you itís me. seems like the cream is already in there.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bobman006 (326) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2010
Bottle. Dark brown with small off white head. Aroma is earthy with cocoa, coffee, vanilla and milk. Flavors of coffee, vanilla, molasses, cocoa, and soy. Thin body with creamy mouthfeel. Good but not impressive.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 1, 2010
Bottle. Pours black with a thick tan head. Coffee overflows on this one, with some chocolate notes as well. Little bit thin, sort of like an iced coffee, with roast, and coffee notes. Long coffee bitterness on the finish. Rather one dimensional, but still tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skeegle (566) - Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2009
500th rating! Taste was fantastic of coffee coffee and more roasted coffee. This one poured black with a gorgeous brown head. Taste was all coffee, although the palate was particularly weak, yielding a 1 rating from me. Extremely weak on the swallow, flavor completely dimishes upon the swallow and though the coffee flavors are out of bounds great and forceful on the initial mouth swamp, once down the trach itís gone. GONE. Which is disappointing because the beer tastes so roasted coffee burnt awesome, but it doesnít last. A nice beer that I would try on draft, but only for the first beer. Nice, but underwhelming.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
LinusStick (2854) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2009
A nice if not a little plain porter. Aroma was nice. Almost all coffee with a hint of chocolate. Pour was a beautiful deep dark brown with a two finger tan head. Taste was slightly above average. Bitter roasted malt with coffee overpowering. Mouthfeel was pretty thin though the carbonation was great. All in all a decent beer but not outstanding.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
l1br4r14n (451) - Rancho Cucamonga, California, USA - DEC 29, 2009
Pours almost black with a rocky light brown head. Rich roast coffee aroma with a touch of vanilla and malt. Coffee truly dominates the flavor with a light sweetness. Fairly simple flavor profile, but nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (2187) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2009
Dark and a touch reddish. Nice tan colored head. Nice rich nose, heavy in maxwell house presence. Palate also bites quickly with coffee, then switches over to milk chocolate and a bit of hoppiness, very nice, a good value and I liked it.


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