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RATINGS: 924   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   IBU: 49   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The intense flavors of dark-roasted malt in our rendition of the classic English porter are perfectly balanced by a generous and complex hop character. Bully! Porter’s robust nature makes it the ideal companion to a variety of foods, from seafood to chocolate.

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3.4
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - OCT 29, 2006
Bottle. Hoppy fruity and floral aroma. Little malt aroma noticable. Thick frothy tan head, dark brown beer. Bitter flavor. Strong hops presence almost overpowers the malt. Dryish finish with bitter duration. Not bad. Ok overall but very little roasted malt flavor comes through as far as I could tell. Perhaps a little more as you go along.

3.6
vyvvy (6710) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 18, 2006
Pours very dark brown with a reddish hue and large tan head. The aroma has loads of clean roasted malt with some coffee notes. Considering the ingredients this smells very crisp. Medium body that is crisp and smooth with a nice amount of carbonation. Flavor starts with roasted malt and a light crispness that compliments the roasted character. The finish has spicy hops and clean finish. A very well made porter.

4
NeonLX (261) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 16, 2006
From a bottle, this pours a solid, opaque near-black with ruby edges. Fairly sizable tan head that stays around ’til the end. Full nose of roasted malt & a touch of hops. First taste is caramel with a hint of coffee. Then there’s a surprising followup of moderately strong hops--almost to the level of a good APA. Not a particularly heavy porter. Overall, a superb combination of roasted malt & hops; definitely a winner!

3.8
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2006
12 oz bottle. Best by 10/21/06. Clear purple brown topped by a tan moonscape with good hang time. Lacy speckles. Rich and grapy with brown sugar. Creamy espresso with a tingle. Coffee ice cream on the tongue melts away leaving licorice. A nice, fresh drinker that avoids the mustiness I find in some porters.

4.1
shadey (2152) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 4, 2006
Black pour with a big rocky head of cream. Aroma is very nice light roast and some chocolate. Actually the flavor is quite roasty. Very well done. Smooth and delicious.

4.2
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - SEP 25, 2006
Smells great, roasted barley and malts and coffee. Attractive beer, with reddish-black/dark brown. Head is rather small, but what tan khaki foam is there lasts until the very end. Taste of chocoalte, raisins, dark grapes and a hop sizzle. Wonderful taste and palate. Fine beer through and through. Cheers to jgb9348 for handing this one off to me.

3.6
illinismitty (2377) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 21, 2006
Bottle. Pours black with a thick khaki head. Nice aroma of dark roast with a hint of wet coffee grounds. Flavor or coffee, slightly burnt dark roast. Coffee carries through to the finish and is joined by some peppery hop bitterness. Some slight astringency, and the coffee flavor lingers a bit. Lighter texture, and a tad on the fizzy side. Overall, not bad. Better than I expected and worth drinking again.

3.5
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - SEP 15, 2006
via trade with Beerdrenched - Pours a dark brown color with a big tan head. Nice lacing left as the head settles. Has a roasted malt aroma and flavor. A smooth, some what dry, medium body beer. Nice. Thanks Eric.

3.6
Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2007 Nice. It pours a dark, dark brown with a well retained, creamy tan head, thick and good lacing. The aroma is full of roasted barley, coffee, a touch of chocolate, and a hint of anise. Medium bodied, it’s full of rich roasted flavors, lightly sweet, having a nutty bitterness and a dry finish. It’s beers like this that raise the question of the difference between a porter and a stout.

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kreepindeth (404) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 25, 2006
On tap at tapwerks. Perhaps it was the tap, but I was really not that impressed by this beer. Almost no smell whatsoever. Taste was extremely thin and watery, like a light beer that somone tried to spike with dark malts. None of the robust/molasses flavors common to the style. Head was almost non-existent. I will re-rate if I ever try it out of the bottle.


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