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RATINGS: 1575   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A dark ale for all occasions. A blend of dark malt gives this beer flavors of coffee and chocolate with some smokey roasted notes.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - SEP 21, 2006
12 oz bottle courtesy of LeopoldStoch. Nice color with a faint, but nice roasty aroma. Head is thick, lacing nice. Taste is smooth, somewhat watery. Good flavors of roasted coffee and chocolate. All in all, a solid porter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2006
Draft. Aroma: Good, solid roasty aroma with chocolate and coffe. Medium sweet malt flavor. Light smokiness and a touch of hops. Really nice. Appearance: Dark brown bordering on black. Medium tan head was full and creamy with good retention. Nice lacing. Flavor: Medium sweet maltiness with strong roast overtones. Chocolate and strong coffee flavor. A bit of woodiness and smoke. Bitterness is pretty strong, but not too strong. Coffee comes on again strong right into the finish. Palate: Medium-full bodied. Moderate carbonation. Dry finish. Slight astringency on sides of mouth. Overall: A good, solid porter. Does everything right and does it well. Very drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlKHall (161) - West Hartford, Connecticut, USA - SEP 15, 2006
hopiness and roastiness is upfront - chocolate and coffe taste is blended with maple bittersweetness and caramel. somewhat of a thin body, but very smooth tasting

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - SEP 8, 2006
12oz bottle, Batch 7557. Pours just about pitch into my glass, though while pouring it was deep brown. One finger creamy beige head. Aroma has some coffee and milk chocolate, some light charred wood, not necessarily smokey though. Some caramel sweetness is in there as well. Flavor is darker chocolate and a little coffee, still some roasted malts and some sweetness as well. Light lingering bitterness and a little chalkiness. Moderate to light carbonation--though soft and silky in mouthfeel, medium bodied. Pretty good porter, has no faults that I can see.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 30, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2007 355ml bottle obtained in a trade with <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?U target=blank>piscator34, thanks Kris. Very dark brown in colour, lingering tan coloured head, nice lacing. The aroma is nicely roasted, light smoke, some chocolate, cold coffee. The flavour is creamy, light roasted malts (chocolate, some caramel), coffee bean notes, light smoke. Slightly sweet mouthfeel, medium body, medium carbonation. Finishes with a lingering moderate bitterness. My bottle is a bit old but seemed to be holding up fine still.

Batch #6723.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (6273) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2006
Bottle courtesy of Hogtownharry: Poured a pitch black porter with a medium foamy head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of roasted malt with some very subtle coffee notes is interesting but a bit weak. Taste is a mix between bitter roasted malt with some subtle sweet chocolate note. Body is a bit thin IMHO. Definitely not the best offer from this otherwise fine brewer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 27, 2006
Dark cola pour, creamy light tan head. Aroma has dry chocolate, roasty wheat bread. Flavor is pretty good sweet coffee with roasty porter overtones. Nice basic porter with nothing wrong.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2006
Delicious rich sweet cofee and high grade chocolate aroma. Black bear with bubble islands both swiss and tight. Bitter, sharp dark chocolate flavor. Not much sweets, a hint of black cofee. Light gravity, plenty of flavor but mustly as a earhty, chalky natural residue, the beer itself seems to slip around lightly in the mouth. Yes, itís a touch watery. Plenty of sharp hops.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (5257) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2006
Slightly stinky creosote and black bean aroma. Sulphurous, sweet, a bit watery, choco-roast. Lousy label. This just didnít do the trick for me.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thegreenrooster (4335) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 11, 2006
Pour is a jet black with no head. Aroma is of bitter chocolate with some burnt malt. Flavor is very toasty, roasty and dark chocolate. Very nice and smooth. Another good one by a good brewer.


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