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style
Brewed by The Alchemist
Style: Porter
Stowe, Vermont USA

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unknown

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available

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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 163   ABV: 5.42%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Is a dark mahogany ale with great malt depth and balanced with supple bitterness.

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3.7
pushkinwow (2889) - Ottawa, CANADA - OCT 11, 2017
Can. Dark brown with a thick foamy light brown head. Seems like a cross between a nicely roasted porter and highly hopped black ipa with a bunch of resin...fairly bitter but also some espresso and light chocolate, some nuttiness, moderate carbonation and full body...like it though.

3.7
jb (3346) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2017
Very rich, thick. Nice appearance, very dark, tan head, very thick nice looking retention. Subtle toasted roasted notes in nose. Big taste of same plus lots of coffee. Big palate and mouthfeel.

3.7
drsandman (1589) - New York, USA - OCT 8, 2017
Aroma is deep dark brown, beige head. Aroma is dank pine, burnt earth, coffee grinds, bitter hop. Deep dank brown black bitter grinds

3.4
AdamChandler (5150) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 28, 2017
Tall boy can. pours black with a 3 finger huge chocolate cream head. Smells perfect. Sugar, espresso bean, wood, british yeast, very dry with bits of pine. soft mouthfeel but not great compared to other dark beers from alchemist. burnt, bitter coffee flavor, wood, oak, pine, licorice, thin body.

4.2
bellco33 (835) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - SEP 19, 2017
Poured from a can into a tulip: Pours dark black with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, cocoa nibs, earth. Taste is very dry, very roasted, really smooth mouthfeel, perfect carbonation, medium body. Slight smoke notes. Really awesome porter.

3.7
johnnnniee (4405) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 4, 2017
Can from Craig, Thanks for the opportunity! Thick inky black with a creamy tan head. Roasty as hell with bits of earthy hops and hints of smoke. Creamy mouth feels like a much bigger beer, not bad.

3.4
weihenweizen (4050) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2017
Refrigerated 16 oz. aluminum can poured into a glass. Black with beige head. Aroma is coffee, medium body, medium/low carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is dry coffee and some dark malt.

3.8
meccahh69lol (322) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - AUG 13, 2017
Ahh, beer from the Alchemist. Almost? makes up for being gone from your booboo for a week while biking in Canada (jk definitely doesn’t it was such a long time away and everything is better now). This one is new for us- it’s dark black, with a nice frothy head and basically looks like a Guinness. Fortunately, it tastes better- with an aroma of dark chocolate cocoa powder and malt, and some hoppy bitterness. Honestly it takes more like a sweet stout than a porter because it’s not smoky at all, and therefore not garbage water. But definitely a beer with some heft- not easy to chug as the fourth beer in the day. Good for rating on Sunday night after a long day of celebrating being home, hiking, lobster, parents visiting, and John Wick 1/2.

3.7
EvanFriend (627) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2017
Smoky campfire notes along with something sort of like coffee, but not quite. Very good.

4.1
Jabic (665) - Plainfield, Vermont, USA - AUG 9, 2017
Ar: Leafy, piney hops, quite intense; cocoa, coffee, and char, some milk chocolate; deep bread notes. Ap: Black and opaque; large mocha head with great retention, leaving a thick plug of foam as a cap and beautiful lacing on the glass sides. T: Pine and resin hop flavor combined with ash, tar, and coffee; chocolate and deep malt mid-palate; a light sweetness; grass, more pine, some lemon, and clove toward the finish; bitterness is medium-high, very clean. P: Medium body with medium-high carbonation; very smooth and rich; finish is medium-dry. O: A top-notch porter; lots of bright, hoppy goodness and a complex and rich malt backbone; truly an American porter.


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