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RATINGS: 235   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Dark in color with a ruby hue with forward notes of chocolate and caramel and light toffee notes in the aroma. Flavor has big notes of bittersweet chocolate with notes of caramel and toffee and moderate hop bitterness and more caramel and toffee and slight hints of char. A big take on a classic style.

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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2014 Pours dark opaque brown with minimal head. Smell of hige coffee. Heavy coffee flavor with chocolate finish. Medium mouthfeel. Revisiting this one now that it’s on cans. Pours dark brown essentially black in my glass with a big creamy looking khaki or off white head that sticks around. Aroma is some light roastiness , a bit of chocolate, hint of fruit, maybe a bit of dry balancing hops. Flavor follows with mellow roast, some dark chocolate, and finishing with some sweet dark fruits like prunes and raisins. Very very nice. Mouthfeel is big and rich for the style, with medium carbonation. This is one of my favorite porters out there, ahead of Black Butte, Founders, and Ed Fitz. Yum.


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SeniorZozo (1458) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 2, 2017
Beeroda.hu Tasting Session @ Budapest. Dark brown color, creamy beige head. Light toasted aroma. Light to medium-bodied. Milky, toasted, licorice, sweetish flavor. Quite simple. Should try without nitro.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (3253) - CROATIA - JAN 29, 2017
Bottle, 650 ml from Beergium. Shared with rest at the grand tasting 11/2016. pours dark brown with small light brownish head. Average to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, dark fruit notes. Medium sweetness, with some light dry bitterness in finish. Medium bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radarsock (1173) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 25, 2017
From the Christmastime BIF Swap. Tricyclist supplied the 650 mL bottle. Thanks!
Cola-dark brown liquid allows a haughtily manhandled sandy-beige flour-clump to perch atop as burnt bread, walnuts, sorghum molasses, toasted dates, blueberry leaves, used medium-roast coffee grounds, and sweat aromas erupt from within to a greater, visibly interested audience.
Good charcoal balance. A little fiery by its hot mid-palate. Almond milk chocolately sultriness accompanied with just-hit bong water, grilled apples, birch bark, and graham flour experienced most prominently at swallow. Menacingly swishable, and deadly. After the fourth swig I was feeling unquestionably hammered.
Nice and firm like a pair of tits, but it was hard to continue when I felt just so incredibly inebriated by only a couple drinks alone.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Tidefan35967 (1) - - JAN 19, 2017 does not count
One of the best porters I’ve had. I went to another site and they were like oh I poured at 44 degrees and into a fucking blah blah blah. It’s a GOOD FUCKING BEER! That’s all that matters, right!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ciocanelu (1812) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - JAN 17, 2017
Really dark brown color with brown head. Aroma is nice and fudgy with sweet chocolate and dark malts. Taste follows with dark chocolate and roasted malts, really balanced and easy drinking. Light body but really smooth on the palate. Overall it’s a really good porter, soft and tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jyrsa (677) - - JAN 14, 2017
EDark with floating particles. Coconut with coffee and vanilla with some alcohol. Chocolate, char, fruity sweetness. Long, charred finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (3331) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 14, 2017
Bottle from Beergium. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with roasted malts, nuts, a bit of hops, licorice, a bit of chocolate and coffee. Bitter finish with roasted malts, nuts, a bit of hops, licorice, a bit nuts, chocolate and coffee. Very nice porter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mariuspoenari (1992) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2017
Bomber. Clear dark burgundy-brown pour with a tall tan head with OK retention. Notes of roasted malts, chocolate, salted caramel, toffee, light hop bitterness and a very subtle metallic bitterness in the end. A nice sessionable porter, quite well balanced and relatively light.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SHIG (4936) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 19, 2016
Bottle: Poured a dark brown with tan head. Strong roast. Very strong roast. Light leaf, bitter chocolate, toffee, roast malt.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Werckmeister (2557) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - NOV 29, 2016
0,66l from bottle at a friends party. black colour, small tan head. smells licorice, earthy, light dried fruits, spices, light caramel, nice smell. Medium to full body, light carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes of spices, licorice, lightly earthy, some caramel, light sherry, light dried fruits. finishes lightly dry with notes of licorice, spices and light dried fruits. nice but also not overly complex, drinks good though.


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