RATINGS: 935   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   IBU: 49   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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! Porters robust nature makes it the ideal companion to a variety of foods, from seafood to chocolate.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - FEB 25, 2005
Very black color, faint red comming through, medium sized creamy chocolate colored head. Light cereal grain aroma, a bit of dark toasty flavors as well. A great malt bitterness, balanced by creamy cake like flavors. Great simple porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
henry3r (586) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - FEB 24, 2005
This time I saw the "Bottle Conditioned" label before pouring and so I poured carefully. The color is a very deep, dark garnet with a generous, long lasting smooth head that leaves ample lacing...very pretty. The aroma is full of roasted malt with hints of woodsy undergrowth after a light rain. The initial taste is of rich, roasted malt, with an earthy middle and a long lasting slightly bitter dark roasted malt finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2005
pours a deep red with a thick creamy head there is lacing all over the glass. really a good beer though it seems a bit thin or watered down

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rajendra82 (1064) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - FEB 19, 2005
Picked up a six pack while visiting Arkansas this week. The sealed in box and the best by date of June 19, 2005 in dot printing on the neck of the stubby brown bottle reassured me, that I was drinking a fresh sample. The first sample was consumed in a hotel room using a plastic cup, so the review had to wait till I could transport the beer home, and empty the contents of the bottle in a standard pint glass. The beer looked hazy ruby brown in the glass with a couple of inches thick foamy sepia colored head crowning a bit out of the glass. Lacing was excellent all around. The aroma was roasty but a little on the mild side. My nose could detect coffee, roast grains, and a little hint of chocolate. The taste was creamy smooth coffee and bitter burnt toast, and was aided by the soft carbonation coating my tongue. There was a slightly sour aftertaste. The mouthfeel was good, but could have been better if the beer was just a touch thicker. Dry and roasty, this is a good mainstream porter worth a try.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LutzBrau (43) - iowa city, Iowa, USA - FEB 17, 2005
Did I get a bad batch? It was dark (duh) with a roasted woody aroma. Tasted watery and metalic. I did appreciate the deep roastd flavor, but after having Fullers London Porter this was no good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (6231) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2005
Poured a dark brown, ruby (almost purple) color with a medium sized, bubbly, tan head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of light chocolate and roast, cherries, nuts, and wood. Chocolate, lots of roastiness, and faint dried fruitiness in the taste. A flavorful and robust porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - FEB 13, 2005
Small, tan, lasting head. Color is dark brown. Flavor is pretty good, not overpowering, gentle. Nice chocolate flavor, malty. Good brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jus10cider82 (67) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - FEB 13, 2005
(12 oz bottle/shaker best by 08-12-05) Pours almost opaque red with two fingers of head. No visible carbonation. Smells strongly of of chocolate and malt. Tastes of raisins and palate is very oily with sweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 9, 2005
Brown body, lasting tan head. Light roasty, dark fruity aromas. Good robust flavors; black patent and hoppy bitterness balances a nice mocha sweetness. Malty, full bodied, assertive. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - FEB 2, 2005
Nice porter! Dark brown/almost black with a full, creamy head. Full of roasted malty flavors. Thanks, Springslicker!

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