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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An English style robust Porter with huge malt notes from Chocolate and Black malt matched with a huge use of Crystal malt to lend ruby hues to the corners of the glass. This dark brew is then highly hopped with imported Northdown and First Gold hops to lend a subtle earthiness in character.

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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
lmahony199 (52) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2001
Lots of unique nut flavors. But like tbookman said it is a bit thin.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bamsen78 (5105) - Snderborg, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2016
Draught @ the brewpub, Downtown DC. Pours cloudy very dark brown with small off-white head. Clear aroma of malt and yeast, with roasty notes. Bitter, roasty flavour wih notes of malt and yeast and touches of coffee and hops. Estery and roasty aftertaste. Decent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (6268) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2016
4 oz pour on draft at Capitol City Shirlington. Dark brownish black with light tan head. Aromas of chocolate, cocoa, roast. Tastes of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasty notes. Medium body with a dry finish. Liked it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
altonbrownd (5898) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - MAY 14, 2016
On tap at downtown location. Dark brown body with no head. Nose is malty, chocolate. Taste is also of malts, chocolate, spices. Smoky. Creamy texture. For some reason my least favorite of the 5 beers. Not sure why but I just couldnt take to this one.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drjohnrock (691) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2016
Draft sampler at the Capitol Hill location on July 11, 2009. Very dark, almost opaque color, aroma off dark roasted malt and coffee, nice flavor of coffee for the most part with a bit of a chemical taste marring things a little. Still, not a bad brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bytemesis (7176) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 22, 2016
Tap. Pours hazy mahogany, medium tan head, good lacing. Aroma is roasty, ashtray. Flavor is light plus sweet, light plus bitter, really roasty, coffee, astray. Lightish body and a bit watery.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OnTheTrail (393) - Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2016
Pours black, aroma of chocolate , malt, dark fruit, coffee. Taste of chocolate and dark fruit.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
ttroha (511) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 2, 2016
Tap at downtown location. Pours hazy brown with white head. Aroma of coffee,Flavor of coffee, earthly hops and plums. Bitter finish. Light bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer (2716) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2015
On tap. Pours a dark brown color with a beady taupe colored head. Notes of dark chocolate, coffee, smoke, and fudge. Silky mouthfeel. Solid

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rejtable (2343) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2015
Tap at downtown location. Pours murky brown some head and lots of lacing. Nose is coffee, some fruit. Flavours of coffee, milk chocolate, light roast, some plums, some metal. Taste light/medium sweet, light/medium bitter. Light body, bit silky, soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike5326 (1651) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 13, 2015
Poured from a tap. Dark brown color, small tan head. Roasted coffee malt aroma. Medium body with a pepper and coffee malt flavor and a medium finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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