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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Born from experimentation by our brewers and cellarmen, Flora Obscura Dry-Hopped Porter marries bright, citrusy, tropical fruit aroma and flavors provided by Cascade, Simcoe, Amarillo, Mosaic and Galaxy hops with contrasting malty notes of chocolate, espresso and caramel. Beginning with our two-row base pale malt, layers of Cara 120, Cara 300, chocolate malt and a touch of unmalted wheat create a robust porter base from which the blend of hops, featuring a dry-hopping just shy of three pounds per barrel, shine.

With an opaque, deep mahogany appearance, Flora Obscura presents aromas of subtle roast and chocolate malt brightened by aromas of berries, grapefruit/citrus and earthy pine. Prominent roasted malt characters lend balance and support to the bold hop profile before tapering to a lingering, slightly sweet finish.

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3.7
drfabulous (9010) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 22, 2018
Draught at Lexington Whole Foods. Dark pour. Light body and light roast with some hops in the finish. Nice.

3.4
thegreenrooster (4666) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 22, 2018
Pour is a pretty near black with a large tan head. Aroma is some chocolate with a red berry hop. Flavor is is more roasted malt than i thought it would have, there is also a sweet fruit hop and this is very light in body. This was a decent porter with a nice hop with equal parts charred malt.

3.9
nuplastikk (6634) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 19, 2018
12oz bottle. Wow. This is one of my favorite beers of the year so far. Really great balance. Big specialty malts, classical American Porter. Awesome hop balance, really has a lot of depth. Complements the sticky caramel malts perfectly. Really awesome stuff.

3.9
LilBeerDoctor (4280) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2018
Bottle. Pours black with a thin light tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, licorice, floral hops, light citrus notes, bitter chocolate. Flavor of roasted malt, maple, pine, citrus, hickory, mocha, bitter chocolate, wood. Delicious porter, complex, super flavorful and rich. 8/4/8/4/15 (3.9/5)

3.6
Voodoo (724) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2018
Pours a dark mahogany with a thin tan head which is gone quickly......aroma of tropical fruits, little else........taste is pine, citrus fruits, coffee bitterness, earth.

3.7
nealblind (2035) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - FEB 16, 2018
lots of foam not really exceptionally cloudy. aroma grassy, slight citrus hops. tastes citrusy some chocolate. like a black ipa version of a porter. interesting. creamy yet dry sorta Guinness like mouthfeel.

3.2
unclemike (3206) - Junction City Kansas, Kansas, USA - FEB 12, 2018
ours very dark brown with an offwhite head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, coffee, little dark fruit. Flavor is light sweet, malty, caramel, coffee and dark fruit. Medium body, soft carbonation, sweet finish.

3.3
sinfull (1875) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 11, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2018 Dark brown, with big, beige head. Aroma of pine hops and roasted malt . Hoppy bitterness , some cocoa and roasted malt in taste. Not bad, but hardly a porter.

3.6
balloonbuffoon (807) - - FEB 7, 2018
12floz bottle, BBD: 07.11.2018, $8/six-pack, nonic glass. When poured, a huge, but steady head forms. It settles to a small foamy tan layer atop a dark brown body for which it leaves splotches on the glass's sides. This is pretty similar in aroma and flavor to Avery's New World Porter, from what I recall of it. It's resiny, like a black IPA it one part roasted malt and one part fruity-pine hop. The end result is something leathery, and medium bodied in textural weight. Pretty good.

3.9
MetalNHopHead (2318) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - FEB 5, 2018
Serving as odd cross between a robust Porter and an earthy Black IPA, Flora Obscura packs a lot of complexity into its relatively modest 5.8% body. Chocolate brown color that shows red traces in the light. Aroma is certainly consistent with the expectations of dry-hopping: dank and redolent of tree resin. Flavor goes in many different directions yet it never seems muddled. Smokiness from charred malt. The darkened malt and American hops work in tandem to create dark chocolate and herbal tobacco characters. Rich feel. I'm not sure how aptly this fits in the Porter category, but it effectively gets your attention.


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