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RATINGS: 1572   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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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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3.8
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
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, it’s a touch watery. Plenty of sharp hops.

3.3
Aurelius (5652) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2006
Slightly stinky creosote and black bean aroma. Sulphurous, sweet, a bit watery, choco-roast. Lousy label. This just didn’t do the trick for me.

3.4
thegreenrooster (4626) - 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.

3.6
lukin013 (230) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 8, 2006
Pours very dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is mostly coffee with a bit of chocolate. Flavor is slightly better balanced than the aroma but still a bit heavy on the coffee which I think gives it a bit of a bitter finish. A little too easy to drink for me... not quite as rich in flavor as I would like but still a pretty good beer.

3.4
mds (2256) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2006
Bottle. Batch 7393. Pours a very dark brown body with red tinges on the edge and a small tan head. The aroma is roasty and full of smooth bitter chocolate with caramel and cookies. Medium carbonation. Sticky chocolate roastiness among some earthy bitterness and dark fruit. Finishes with roasty wafers. A solid porter though not phenomenal in any area.

3.5
thebaldwizard (1365) - Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2006
A solid porter for sure. The pour is a very dark brown with a tan head. The aroma is of coffee. The flavor is very much roasted coffee and nutty as well.

3.6
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2006
Bottle: Brown with a light tan head. Aroma of some dark fruits, roasty malts, chocolate. Flavor, roasty with a slight bitterness, a hint of chocolate. kinda dry on the finish. This is a solid one, too bad I got a frosted glass with it.

3.6
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 6, 2006
Rich and a suitably well balanced and easy to drink porter, with a bit more flavor than I Was expecting. Roasty and medium bodied with some nice drak fruit flavors melding nicely with some milk chocolate and almonds.

3.8
Adverse2Bitter (35) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 3, 2006
A fresh porter with minimal head and balanced carbonization. A good nutty character with little to no bitterness. After taste focus on roosted nut flavor, with just a hint of raisin.


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