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RATINGS: 1559   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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3.7
Rasmus40 (21474) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2016
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Clear brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and roasted moderate bitter finish. 081016

2.9
fiulijn (20992) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2005
Black color. Light aroma, some caramel, roasted malt and paperboard. Roasted malt caramel and malt taste; very light coffee presence in the bitter finish. Ordinary.

3.5
Theydon_Bois (20215) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2012
Bottle on Amtrak Train 27 - The Empire Builder ( from Binny’s South Loop) - 04/11/12. Dark mahogony brown approaching light black with a thin tan head that clears to the edge. Roast malts, chocolate, barley, hints of nut and leather on the nose. Tastes of roast malts, touch of coffee, toffee, a little choclate. Medium bodied with fine carbonation, smooth on the palate, roast finish.

3.9
saxo (18960) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2016
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting, my place. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are roast malt, chocolate, caramel, coffee and hops. Nice bitter finish.

3.8
chrisv10 (17937) - DENMARK - JUN 4, 2016
Bottle, 5.6%. Very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, hop and a little vanilla. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, coffee, little sweet, hop, little vanilla and medium bitter.

3.7
jtclockwork (16951) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 16, 2010
Bottle. Pours black with light tan head. Nose of roasted chocolate malts, licorice and coffee. Taste of roasted chocolate malts, cocoa, coffee and licorice. Medium body. Smooth.

3.7
brokensail (16609) - Dublin, California, USA - JAN 23, 2011
A: The pour is a very dark brown with a bit of reddish notes and a thin khaki head. S: There’s quite a bit of sweetness to the nose. I get caramel and sweet chocolate. The roasted malt and coffee notes are a bit more subdued. T: As much as the roast is in the background on the nose, it’s surprisingly strong and "featured" on the palate. Lots of roasted malt flavor with a nice bitter chocolate compliment. Some slight caramel sweetness and a bit of an earthy hop flavor. M: The body is medium with a smooth and almost creamy feel on the tongue. The carbonation is moderate. D: Not quite an amazing porter, but quite good. Solid in all aspects.

3.7
Dedollewaitor (16239) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2016
Bottle @ Mikkeller Webshop. Pours black with a small off beige head. Roast, licorice and chocolate. Mild - harmonic balanced perhaps. A bit of ash. Enjoyable.

3.4
bhensonb (15505) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 9, 2008
Bottle. Aromas of coffee and chocolate. Dark brown/black color with a decent tan head. Near full bodied with creamy carbonation. Indeed there is a smokey note to the malt. Coffee tends to dominate the finish. There seems to be hop bitter. A very good porter.

3.6
djd07 (15293) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2011
Bottle at august tasting. Pours a dark brown with ruby hue with small off white head. The aroma is roasted malts with coffee and chocolate. Thin mouthfeel with a rich coffee malt with roast and light smokey finish. Very good porter from Bells.


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