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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   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. 13°


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
santos999 (318) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2008
Thanks to Paul for bringing the growler! Pours a deep reddish brown with a nice beige head. The aroma is very roasty with nice chocolate and coffee notes. The taste is very full and satisfying – lots of roasted malts, coffee, and cocoa, with nicely restrained hop bitterness that pulls it all together. The mouthfeel is perfectly full and rich, but finishes clean. A damn fine, easy drinking porter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pete4999 (1089) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 4, 2011
On tap at the Burlington location. I was surprised to see the low rating here...I thought this was pretty good, albeit simple. Smooth, silky, tastes of chocolate. Easy to drink and not too heavy.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 16, 2006
Pours a nearly-opaque dark brown with a thin ring of tan head. Aroma is mild and lightly-roasted with a touch of English hops. Body starts with a semi-sweet toasty, then dry malty presence with a nice bittering balance. Has a smooth, yet full malty palate. A nice, easy drinking and flavorful porter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (5805) - 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)

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (10285) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2009
A reddish brown porter with a thin creamy moka head. A good vanilla fudge aroma, with cave and butterscotch. In mouth, a nice chocolate malt, restrained and blended. Medium bodied. On tap at brewpub, Nov. 30 2008, with Sponge and Goldorak.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (6246) - Newark, New Jersey, 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamesewelch (37) - 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 don’t 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8024) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 5, 2005
The Lure:
Roasted malts accompany the sweet fruitiness, but nothing calls out to me. Shy, but apparently balanced.

The Festivities:
Citrusy hops and roasted malt combine in a dry and bitter finale. Grapes succeed in linking the two sides, achieving balance. Another quaffable and humble pint from Zero Gravity.

Transcendence:
Sitting on the windowsill, watching the day pass by in silence.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 6, 2005
The pour reveals a black color with ruby highlights and a ring of offwhite lace. Classic aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. The flavor is dominated by the roasted malt and the chocolate, the finish is bitter. The palate is light and creamy and the carbonation is moderate.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (5922) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 28, 2009
En fût. Verre de dégustation chez American Flatbread (Burlington, VT). Arôme: Odeur de chocolat avec une pointe de café. Apparence: La couleur est brune foncée. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de chocolat avec une pointe de caramel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de torréfaction en arrière goût. (Rating #2167)


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