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RATINGS: 1555   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2006 This pours a dark, dark brown with a slender tan head and slow carbonation. The aroma is mocha and roasted barley. This is very creamy and smooth in the mouth. The taste begins with burnt chocolate, blends into roasted barley, and finishes with dry coffee. Very satisfying drink.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (2386) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 27, 2005
Very dark brown in colour with a tan head and light carbonation. The aromas are of dark crystal malt, some roasted grains, dark chocolate, and pencil shavings. There are some very assertive roasted nut flavors, along with notes of alcohol, dark fruit, and chocolate. Long finish. Generally, I like my porters a bit more mellow, but I still found this one to be quite satisfying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Juelze (1146) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - APR 25, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2008 Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with thick frothy tannish head. Smell is caramel malt, some roasted malt and light coffee. Taste is roasted malt, anise, followed by chocolate, then a smoky after taste. Lightly carbonated and delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 22, 2005
pours a rich dark color w/ a big thick brown head that holds well and laces fairly well. very mild smell a bit bready w/ some roastedness in it and a bit of alcohol. Palate was very carbonated and pretty light. taste was a bit smokey and a bit of roasted malts.. and an odd acidici taste like it had started to go bad or something I donít know how old my bottle was. In the end this little off bit is going to cost a potentialy good beer in itís rating, Iíll have to try it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tjwais (42) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 22, 2005
Very pleased with this bottle... it had a much harsher (alcohol-wise) aroma than the taste provided. Very complex... over-shdowed by a very smokey flavor though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2005
Pours dark black with a dense tan head. Has a bread yeasty aroma with some roasted notes. Not much flavor up front but a great back end roastedness that stays with you for awhile afterwards.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IMtheOptimator (1167) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - APR 15, 2005
Thanks to jables for this beer.

Poured dark brown with a small off-white fizzy head which dissipated completely. Nice aroma of rich dark fruit with a touch of caramel sweetness. Taste was roasty and lightly sweet, with a touch of chocolate and coffee with dark fruits, with a dry roasty finish. Average body. Iím not a huge fan of this style, but this was a nice example.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bigassfish (140) - Naperville/Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2005
Pours dark. Light aroma with coffee and carmel scents. Very chocolately and bitter. Good porter but not my favorite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2005
Pours about the darkest I have ever seen for a Porter with a creamy head that dissipates pretty quickly. The carbonation is alright but there could be a bit more. The aroma was weak at first and then there was coffee, chocolate and a bit of vanilla and caramel. The taste begins bitter but settles into a very pleasant flavor. Burnt chocolate is the dominant flavor along with caramel. The burnt chocdolate creates a unique bitterness which works quite well. A nice Porter that works well for a session beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beaver (1732) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2005
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark opaque brown. It has a smallish light brown head that quickly recedes to a thin film. There is some yeast sediment at the bottom of the glass.

The aroma is chocolate and coffee with some vanilla and cream.

The flavor is burnt chocolate malts and coffee. Itís a little acidic and slightly sweet. It has a dry (almost chalky), medium bitter finish. It has a fairly full body, a little light on the carbonation.

Overall, an excellent porter. Coffee-like and bitter, but very pleasing.

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