overall
93
95
style
Brewed by The Alchemist
Style: Porter
Stowe, Vermont USA

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Local Distribution

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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thepatrickman (1145) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 23, 2017
Can from the brewery. This looks and smells just right for a porter: dark, to the point of being nearly black, with a lot of chocolate and coffee notes. The flavor is drying, with a cocoa powder taste that finishes with a high bitterness for the style. Nicely done.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
salvaticas (625) - - FEB 16, 2017
Can pour. Lightly malty on the nose. Pours a blackish brown. Malty flavor with a crisp finish. Overall pretty good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (8547) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 23, 2011
on tap at brewpub. very dark brown, almost black, creamy dark beige head, good retention and lacing. coffee, smoke nose. taste is smoke, roastiness and dark bitter malts, dry, medium resinous hopping. soft carbonation, medium to full body. very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stine (1771) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 9, 2011
A very dark brown, chocolatey and thick; aroma of cookie like malts, chocolate, tobacco, dark fruits. Warm, welcoming, sweet. Tastes calm and cool; anise, licorice, cinnamon, wood. Not rich, or even close to full flavored. Light palate; bitter and dry at the finish; a throwback; if the flavor was just a bit more fulsome it would work really well.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BroSpud (2125) - , Massachusetts, USA - AUG 5, 2011
On tap at brewpub. Poured dark brown into a pint glass. Not completely sure this was the pappys, could have been a different porter they were serving at the time. Decent taste but seemed a bit thinner than expected.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alobar (3660) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2011
Pours a dark brown almost black color with a thin off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee. Much the same flavor-lots of roasted malt, coffee, and a touch of coffee. Very nice ber!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pete4999 (1445) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 4, 2011
Poured a deep, dark, opaque brown with nice tan head. Pretty much a traditional beer, but done very very well. Tasted strongly of chocolate and some coffee, and very smooth on the mouthfeel. Really a great porter.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (6693) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 10, 2011
On tap at the brewpub on May 7, 2011. Pours a very dark brown with a finger and a half of a tan head. Sits around for a bit and leaves good amount of lacing. Flavor began with roast and dark bread with a bit of bitterness in the finish that was a bit dry. A classic example of the style and nicely done.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LilBeerDoctor (3838) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of peanut butter (yum!), espresso, roasted malt, and chocolate. Flavor again, espresso/coffee and peanut butter notes with roasted malt. A great tasting porter, gotta have stuff right here. Yum-o. 8/4/8/4/16 [4.0/5]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (10794) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 23, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Poured near black with a brown head that dissipated slowly to the edges. Aroma was full of dark grains and a bit of roast with a slight dryness and pine. Flavor began with roast and dark bread with a bit of bitterness in the finish that was a touch dry.


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