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RATINGS: 429   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
A superb porter, hearty & dark. This one is a staff favorite, made with pale, crystal, Munich, chocolate, and black malts. The darker malts give Coal its color and rich flavor. We use Target and Willamette hops to yield a very subtle hop flavor in this porter. We cellar this beer for close to six months before releasing it on the thirsty throngs of fans.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
akaufman (16) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 12, 2007
This was my absolute favorite option at the Portland Expo festival in 2006. I think it would be a sweet beer to dry hop

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iphonephan (6719) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2016
From a 12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear deep cola with a tan head. Aroma of cocoa. Flavors of leather. Roast finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tessic (1131) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2016
This porter poured a deep black colour with a creamy, tan coloured head. A little lacing. Scents include roasted malts, wine and cocoa. First swig was delicious. Flavours of roasty malts and dark cocoa most prominent. Finish is burnt with minimal bitterness. Fantastic! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DiarmaidBHK (4511) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2016
Draft at Doubletree Portland. Pours black with an inch of khaki foam. Leaves trace lacing in the glass. Fairly roasty on the tongue but not a ton on the nose. Finished with a slight bitterness. Solid for style but not spectacular. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bigben873 (246) - Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2016
Not as bitter as a typical porter, but it is dark as any porter and tastes like a typical porter,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
574deadzone (1408) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUL 8, 2016
Pours basically black with a decent sized khaki head that settles to a thick fine-bubbled ring and film and leaves some walls and spots of lace. Nose involves some mild dark chocolate notes, whiffs of woody and floral hops, cream and sugar. Fairly sweet, somewhat bitter. Lighter bodied, active, a bit oily and slick, finishing somewhat dry with woody, earthy hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tfontana (911) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - APR 12, 2016
Bottle pour into nonic pint glass from One Stop Market. Aroma is vanilla, roasted malts, dark fruits, chocolate, coffee, caramel, but slight methane/port-o-potty smell when returning the nose to the glass. Appearance is dark brown with finger width light brown head with poor retention and trace lacing. Taste is more bitter coffee and cigarette ash than sweet dark fruits and caramel. Palate is medium bodied with thin texture, average carbonation and bitter ash finish. Overall, something slightly off in the aroma and a bit more ash flavor than Id care for. Lives up to its name.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
altonbrownd (5898) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - MAR 18, 2016
Bottle from Perfect Pour. Dark brown cola body with thin tan lasting head. Nose is chocolate, malts, caramel, roasty. Taste is similar of malts and dark chocolate. Nice hoppy and vanilla flavors. Very subdued. Nice beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
mikexc3 (1) - - NOV 9, 2015 does not count
Upon attempting to pour this beer, there was no way to do so without it foaming up like a bomb had gone off. Thinking i had shaken them perhaps on the ride home from the store I tried a 2nd one the next day, same problem. The beer has a metallic smell and taste, I think I got a coffee flavored bottle of cheap malt liquor here. Major ripoff for such a foul taste and bad experience. How did this brewery let this pass? Something way wrong here.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palidor19 (3180) - Brandon, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2015
A nice mellow porter that has substance but lacks the overall enthusiasm that makes this beef exceptional. Toasty nutty malt with a clean head and easy tasting . A session beer with restrictions. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewGoblin (632) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - SEP 15, 2015
In Coal Porter, there is nothing wildly thrilling happening, just a damned solid Porter. Matching perfectly are the nose and flavour, although simple. Bold notes of strong, black coffee pierce through the more subdued chocolate intimations. The body feels somewhat thin but still with a nice slickness, slightly coating the tongue with the malts roasty bitterness. Leaving no lacing behind or even a head to speak of, this is an enjoyable if forgettable example.

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