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RATINGS: 1571   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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrnkMcDermott (3072) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2009 Bottled. So Iím sitting here at home after driving around with the wife and kid and her sisters and their kids to the museum, with my car in the shop, and not finding out until late in the evening that they have to keep it another day because the spark plug that they stripped the threads putting in wrong two years ago would have to be worked out carefully, and it was too late to get a loaner so I could go to work tomorrow, and I say to myself, "Self," I say, "You need to settle down with a nice porter. Whatís in the fridge?"

Well, this, for one. Pours out a nice deep brown body and a thin brown head. Good smell of chocolate malts. More chicory than coffee. Just a touch of astringency that almost pushes it into stout territory. Roasty and slightly smoky. Nice warming alcohol, despite being a mere 6%. Just the thing to lift my mood, and a great beer to have as part of Bellís regular lineup, available in finer stores in the Chicago area, too.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brandon1989 (623) - Lewisville, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2017
Pours a dark brown with a thick creamy tan head that left some nice lacing around the glass. The aroma is of coffee, chocolate, and brown bread. The flavor is more of the same.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
beern (75) - Alabama, USA - APR 24, 2017
Pours black, amber with a 2-finger pillowy tan head. Tastes of malt, cocoa & yeast

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oobawa (1102) - Tennessee, USA - APR 19, 2017
Good porter, dark and moderately bitter, strong mocha vibe backed by a firm roasted bitterness. Bright coffee notes on the back end prevent any lingering sweetness, and the fade offers up an unexpected modest floral hop streak. Nose is no great shakes, bland with a strange metallic undertone, yet the pint looks great, a deep dark brown with an off-white head and solid lacing. Texture flirts with being too thin, but the bitter finish leaves me okay with it. Seems like a fairly no-frills porter, not great but easy-drinking and enjoyable just the same.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bdleedahl (424) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 18, 2017
Probably the quintessential example of an american porter. Just spot on for the style. However, that makes it not overly exciting either. barleymash SD

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tcon25 (790) - Duvall, Washington, USA - APR 17, 2017
Bottle pour at home, didnít know I had this. Going through the stash and found this jem. Black pour thin head, soft roasted coffee. Flavor is a little creamy, coffee and chocolate not a barrel flavor but does have some smoke.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Msdrbeat (695) - East Lansing, USA - APR 16, 2017
Bottled. Nutty and malty all the way through. Smooth with a nice balanced carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfinney23 (3133) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2017
Very nice straight-ahead porter. Big chocolate and coffee taste and aroma with some smokey char. But drinks light enough to crave another.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StoutBeerReviews (120) - Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2017
Very nice balance. smooooooooth as heck, interesting musty aromas which i enjoy. there definitely is a bit of smokeyness that comes thru on the back end, along with the typical roast and chocolate malts.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ttoadee (1414) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2017
Draft at the draft shack. Dark pour, light just sneaking around the edges, small tan head. Nose is mild coffee grounds and dark malt . Middle is bittersweet coco,charred grain, medium hop bitterness. Finish is mediym bodied, with a long bitersweet sign off.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rollinsr (661) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - MAR 15, 2017
Pours dark brown with only a rim of tan head. Aroma is heavy smoked malts with sweet toasted caramel and nutty notes. Flavor is smoky and nutty with milk chocolate character. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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