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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   IBU: 14   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Our first dark beer was named after our brewmaster’s son. A generous dose of British crystal malt gives this beer a caramel chewiness that is quite satisfying.

Whether a beer is a porter or a stout is usually decided based on strength. Stouts are generally stronger in alcohol and with fuller body. Of course, there are always exceptions. Did you realize, for instance, that Guinness Draught (126 cal, 12 oz) has fewer calories, once for ounce, than Budweiser (145 cal)?

Another characteristic is that porters usually used "chocolate malt," while stouts employ "black patent malt." The former makes the pint taste, well, chocolate-like, while the latter imparts bitter roasted qualities.

Legend has it that this style was first developed as a happy accident.

Porter became the fad of the day in the 1700’s around jolly old England. It initially gained popularity among the transport workers in Central London, those brawny common folks who would endure hard labor with no more than a few pints of porter and a few pounds of bread per day.

So, it turns out this ale style was named after those who drank it most -- porters. Fitting, but don’t expect someone to name a style Engineer or Accountant, OK?

We named this one after our brewmaster’s second son, whose middle name is Porter. Or was it the other way around?

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tkaufman (128) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2003
Slightly hazy out of the firkin, but a nice aroma of coffee and roasted malts. Flavor is very well balanced and smooth like all barley's beers. Finishes nice and dry. A good porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (10072) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2014
Draft at Barley’s in August 2012 from notes. Pours dark brown in color with a medium sized creamy beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malts, chocolate, and earthy hop character. This was a pretty straight forward porter that I would drink again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike67 (1182) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2012
On tap at the brewery. Pours dark brown with along lasting off- white head. Aroma is of dark fruit, toasted malt and hints of coffee. Body is medium, creamy and smooth. Toasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, prunes fill the mouth. Very nice porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (2882) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2012
on tap at Barley’s Tap House 1, poured into a pint glass a: dark brown color with very small off white head s: chocolate and roasted malt t: chocolate and roastyness dominate flavor, slighlty smokey and nutty. Very nice porter example m&d: crisp mouth, medium body. Pretty decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (7705) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2009
Pint on nitro at the Smokehouse. Pours black with a creamy tan head. Roasty malt aroma with some coffee and a hint of black cherry. Full-flavored roasty coffee with a bit of chocolate and a creamy finish. Good stuff, and missing that watery character a lot of nitro brews have.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (11968) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2008
Black with white crowning head. Chocolate aroma, medium mouthfeel. Served room temperature which was appropriate. Nicely undercarbonated as almost all of the beers are, and therefore easier drinking as less bloated factor. A chocolate porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rogueone (506) - I F&ckin’ hate those guys from, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2008
Sample @ Brewpub: Pours a dark caramel color with bubbly, thin white head. Aroma is heavily-roasted chocolate malts and some vanilla. Hops are blatant in this brew, as this porter is almost too crisp. Some carmel undertones. Tasty overall, but lacking of the robustness and fullness of other porters I have tried.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 3, 2008
Firkin at the alehouse. Pours dark brown with ruby edges and almost zero head or hints of carbonation. Nice strong roasted chocolate aroma, chalky, malty - typical porter aroma but a good one. Taste is the same with a silky mouthfeel, smooth as hell, with a slightly watery and bland finish. I don’t know if the firkin covered up any faults with this but the low carbonation created a creamy and very enjoyable mouthfeel and an easy drinking brew. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2007
draft at brewpub appearance: dark caramel brown, thin ivory head....aroma: lightly roasted malt w/ little of anything else....taste: thin bodied, bitter roasted chocolate with a lightly hopped finish. way too carbonated and mouthfeel could have been more enjoyable. an average porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 03/19/2006
Mode: Growler
Source: Tasting

clear brown, thin beige head, nice solid lace, rich chocolate aroma and flavor, good creamy body,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2007
On tap. Black with a sparse white head. Thin to medium palate. Aroma is a nice blend of cocoa and roast. The cocoa comes out really nice in the flavor, along with the roasted flavors, which linger well through the finish. One of their better offerings I had during my visit.

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