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Zero Gravity Black Cat Porter
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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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A robust dark ale with plenty of roasted malt character. Coffee, chocolatey goodness with enough hops to balance. Put your 9th grade superstitious self aside and cross paths with this nimble beast. 13į


jamesewelch's rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamesewelch (242) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 13, 2012
On tap at American Flatbread. Aroma has chocolate and roasted malts. Black color with light tan head. Slightly sweet with light bitterness. Lots of hints of chocolate. Medium body. Overall, I donít drink a lot of porters, but this tasted very good for the style. Not too bitter, not too sweet, and not too much of anything. Very well balanced. Could easily taste the hints of chocolate and coffee, paired well with our desert selection.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AdamChandler (4049) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 14, 2015
Appears black but is really closer to brown. Tight bubbles on the head. It has a really good fudge-forward aroma. Maybe even chocolate chip cookies. Very light taste. Weak almost. Has more of a taste of a brown ale. Solid hop bitterness that never really fades. Peanut and walnut and dry bakers chocolate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bulk_Carrier (3166) - 1st Republic, Vermont, USA - OCT 9, 2015
On tap at Growler Garage, South Burlington, VT. This was poured into a tulip (scratching my beard, not sure why we gotta do that, ugh, things that place needs to learn, I digress). The appearance was a black color with a bar pourís kind of slim white head. Barely any lacing, but Iím okay with that. The smell started off with a big roasty coffee to sweet cocoa. Light black licorice enters in after a bit of warming. The taste was moderately sweet with an ample amount of roastiness blending to balance nicely. A mostly sweet and subtly roasty aftertaste runs into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium in body with a decent sessionability about it. Carbonation hits just right for the style and for me. Nice smoothness allowing the roastiness to just prickle a bit but not go overboard. Overall, Iíd say its a nice American Porter, just wish people could get past this "tulip" thing and pour beers into correct glassware rather than stemware for every beer.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Inertiaman37 (32) - - JUL 9, 2015
On draught at American flatbread. Color is dark but still translucent in light. Smell is malt and of burnt toast. Taste of burnt sugar and sweet malt, balanced by clean hop bitterness. One of the least astringent porters I have ever tasted.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2014
[5297-20130428] Tap. Lightly roasted malt grain aroma has a hint of coffee. Clear, dark mahogany brown body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Sweet roasted malt grain flavour has a lingering light roast wood note. Medium-full body. Tasty, good. (7/3/7/3/15) 3.5
(@ American Flatbread, Burlington, VT)

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ed5388 (2761) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2013
On tap @ the brewery. Pours a dark brown/black color with an inch of tan head. Aroma of roasted coffee, chocolate, and caramel. Tastes is roasted coffee, chocolate, caramel, with some light pine in the finish.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
williamstome (1572) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Deep brown pour. Chocolate cocoa aroma, roasty flavor. A bit over carbonated.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (9154) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2013
2013-04-28.V dark brown black body, small foamy tan head. Aroma of tangy fruit, almost blackberry like, modest roast. Flavour is pretty dry up front, roasty malt, sort of tangy fruit character follows. Average bodied palate, decent carbonation feels light for a porter. Decent. On tap at American Flatbread, Burlington

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tom10101 (4526) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 9, 2012
On tap at American Flatbread. Apperance: Pours black with a medium brown head. Aroma: Raisin, roasted malt, molasses. Taste: Dark fruits, roasted malts and molasses. Overall: Easy drinking and fruity porter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (7618) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Draft. Pours near black with a beige head. Light roasted malty aroma, with toasted grainy notes and a light nutty sweetness. The flavor has nutty and lightly roasted malts with some toasted grainy notes. Pretty good.


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