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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 142   ABV: 4.75%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A special Porter that brewmaster, Rick Reed, made for the 2006 holiday season.

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3.3
Teege (375) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2010
12 oz. bottle. Pours black and opaque. Some roasted malts in the nose. Lots of dark chocolate. Nice aroma lends way to mediocre flavor. Though good and roasty upfront, it finishes with unpleasant hints of soy sauce.

2.5
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2010
Chocolate malts with molasses and caramelized sugars on the nose. Pours dark brown with a no head. Caramelly malts, sweet, milk chocolate, smooth taste, a little thin with just a slight hint of soy sauce flavors.

3.6
Christian (13670) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2009
Very dark brown with a lasting off-white head. Aroma of dark chocolate, licorice and a hint of fruit. Sweet and fruity flavour with chocolate. No burnt note - nice and friendly

3.7
Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2009
Bottle courtesy of jcwattsrugger, thank you! Deep brown going toward black, decent head. Flavor is straightforward balance of chocolate and coffee accented malts. Aroma matches. Simple, but nice.

4
SrSilliGose (3331) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 19, 2009
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a fluffy tan head and some nice lace. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, coconut, molasses, roasted malts, and toast. Flavor is Cocoa beans, vanilla, roasted coffee and cream. This is great. Tons of flavor for how low the abv is. A phenomenal session beer.

3.4
fonefan (49293) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2009
Bottle 65cl.
Clear medium to dark brown color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, chocolate, dusty. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, a dry finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20090806]

3.6
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2009
From the Bottle at Chris O’s 06/08/2009 Some rich chocolate aroma. Dark coloured and smooth on the palate with a crisp and slightly dry chocolate malt finish.

3.5
Drake (13726) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 7, 2009
12 ounce bottle courtesy of jcwattsrugger. Thanks! Pours a very dark brown color with nearly no head. Aroma is light roasted malts with leather and tobacco notes as well as some mocha notes. Taste is roasty and nutty with notes of leather, tobacco, bitter coffee and dark chocolate in the finish. Medium bodied. Quite smooth.

3.7
SaintMatty (7362) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2009
Bottle - Very dark brown with a tan head. Malty and chocolatey aroma with a faint hint of coffee and leather. Chocolatey taste with roasted malt, cocoa and coffee. Nice and smooth and easy to drink, but it feels a bit watery in places. Having said that, it’s really enjoyable.

3.2
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2009
Bottle from GBBF ’09. Very dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is leathery, ashy plum. Sour taste with chocolate sweetness and a dry finish. Decent porter.


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