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RATINGS: 1568   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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3.7
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - OCT 19, 2006
12 oz bottle via Monger (thanks james!) Pours black with some ruby accents and a large tan head. Not much aroma to this one, just some subtle vanilla, caramel, chocolate. Taste is the same, the flavors are all pretty subdued. Roastiness is mild. Very smooth with a nice finish. Medium body. Medium to high carbonation. This is very easy drinking and refreshing for a porter.

3.4
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2006
pours a dark brown with light manilla head. Aroma sweet malts and caramel. Slighty hoppy in taste and aroma. Overall, pretty decent and drinkable.

3.5
cheap (6088) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2008 Slight aroma of burned wet wood. Very dark beer, couldn’t see the bubbles till they got close to the top. While drinking, there was nothing offensive. A detectable finish of some bitter hops.

3.7
blankboy (7808) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2006
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a large tan head. Aroma of dark lightly roasted malt and chocolate -- nice! Mild malty flavour with very light roastness and a light bitter finish. Light to medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel. Pretty good, it’s pleasant and easy to drink but it could use more flavour and body.

3.6
CMUBEERMAN (457) - - OCT 10, 2006
bottle. pours a rich cocoa with a minimal head. aroma is hazelnut and a bit of dark chocolate. flavor is a bit smokey and a bit nutty...not much chocolate though. a bit of bitterness comes from a bit of spice and the sweetness comes from a little fruit. mouthfeel was acutally a little bit heavier than i like in a porter.

3.6
sersdf (1020) - chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2006
bottle. dark black, 1/4" small brown head dissipates quickly. deep bitter chocolate aroma. bitterness appears in taste as well. pretty thick without being oily. maybe there could be a bit more going on in the flavor, i’m getting little more than roasted chocolate malt. still good.

3.1
TechMyst (167) - Fox River Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2006
CONTAINER VOLUME: 355ml
CONTAINER TYPE: bottle - conditioned
FRESH: packaged 9-24; consumed 10-3
PURCHASED @: Binny
COST: $7.99 / 6 pack
HEAD: none
LACE: small spots slide quickly down side of glass
COLOR:
REFLECTED- black
TRANSMITTED- black w/ orange tint
AROMA: dark malts
MOUTHFEEL: thin; foamy/fizzy
PALATE: slick; tinny
TASTE: cola; slightly bitter aftertaste
COMMENTS: too much conditioning bite (suprising b/c it’s BC and low carbonation). very thin; little character. The trick here is at room temp it tastes no worse than cool; so due to its thin-ness and low carbonation slamming this is not a problem.
CONDITIONS:
MOWING/WORKING ON CAR- n
WITH FRIENDS- maybe
SIPPING- n
GET MY BUZZ ON-maybe

3.7
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - OCT 1, 2006
Bottle via trade with someone but I forget who. Batch 6844 bottled on April 15, 2005. Every brewer website should have this feature! Very dark pour with a tan head and some tan floaters. The head dissipates quickly. Sharp chocolate and soy sauce aroma with a roast or smoke note. Thick mouth feel with more chocolate, some caramel and cherry and raisin notes. Clean finish.

3.4
Stine (1799) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 25, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2007 Nearly black topped with a lasting tan head. Smokey aroma with rye grains dark wheat, and some coffee in there. More thick bread and molasses on the tongue. Mild lactose sweetness with some earthy berry tones. Meek, lazy finish. Too thin in the mouth, but altogether a fairly solid example.

3.4
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2006
Poured a very dark opaque brown with a dark tan head. Sugary, roasted malt aroma. Smokey, roasted flavor. Just a bit of hops as well. Mouthfeel was thin and disappointing. Easy drinking and tasted good overall.


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