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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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A rich, chocolaty English Porter with a clean finish. We use the finest floor-malted Maris Otter malts from England, the same malts used for the best single-malt scotch. A portion of malted rye gives a spicy, slightly dry finish. OG: 14.40 Plato FG: 3.8 Plato IBUs: 28 SRM: 29 5.7% abv


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (3845) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 16, 2012
12 oz. Opaque ebony with a lasting quarter inch of foam. Aroma is lightly bitter cocoa, berry, espresso with cream, and hints of char and green spicy herb. Flavor has a bit more peppery spice. Along with the char and espresso, the rye provides a good balance to the big toasted malt, lightly fruity English ale yeast, and lactose notes. Medium body is well balanced, has a bit too much carbonation for my tastes, but is overall an interesting and very sessionable porter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
steve_boro (26) - - JUL 13, 2012
Comfortably toasty. Nothing overpowering about this one, just a solid porter. Goes great with a little dark chocolate as an after dinner beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SSSteve (3831) - - JUL 11, 2012
bottle. medium dark pour, not quite black, with a small tan head. fruity nose with raisins. not the most robust porter with toasted grains and dark fruits. lighter bodied porter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jzzbassman (1522) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - JUL 4, 2012
Bottle. Pours a deep reddish brown with a slight but long lasting off white head. Aroma of chocolate, toasted caramel, and nuts. Nice bready rye flavor that is a good match for the malt. Interesting and long finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2012
Has some really nice sweet whiskey scents, the taste is similar with hints of vanilla, easy drinking. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcr (2221) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUN 21, 2012
Draft. Deep brown body with a tan head, rapidly diminishing. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, caramel with a hint of rye bread. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly bitter. Medium body, watery texture, moderate carbonation. A sweet porter that is thin in the mouth as compared to richer porters like Founders. Still, tastes of malt and chocolate and coffee with a bit of rye twang.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Boutip (4868) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2012
Bottle: Poured a dark black color porter with a dark foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma consists of spicy rye notes with light roasted malt and some black chocolate notes. Taste is also dominated by spicy rye notes with some dry roasted m alt notes with light black chocolate notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. Well brewed with rye contributing some interesting complexity.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Atom (1442) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 22, 2012
12oz bottle courtesy of RJ5020, pours dark brown black with a very thin khaki head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, molasses, slight vanilla, and rye spice. Simple sweet clean flavor in the taste. Nice.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dwyerpg (4652) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 14, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2014 Some chocolate in the aroma. Quite dark. Smoky also. This is a pretty interesting beer. Sticky, yet not cloying. Itís a bit different but no in the same manner as other rye beers Iíve had. Okay, not great. I type that sentence a lot about rye beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (2353) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 19, 2012
Draft pours deep brown with a tan head. Aroma and taste are much the same roasted malt, coffee and cocoa.


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