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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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4.8
kidrobot (103) - Port Charlotte, New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2008
Had this at the brewery during the tour. A great dark beer with a nice bite. LOVED IT! I hope they start bottling it

4.2
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - MAR 12, 2011
12oz bottle. Dark pour. Nice Porter color. Aroma of chocolate malts, dark burnt grains, coffee beans, some dark fruit, and wooded hops. Tastes of burnt grains, roasted malts, burnt sugars, molasses, coffee bitterness, and a reminiscent of soy sauce. Wow, what a F.n Porter! An amazing session beer, again like the Lager. Nice.

4.2
Cybercat (5893) - Georgia, USA - FEB 1, 2012
Rich, smoky aroma has notes of licorice and molasses plus a waxy hint like one of those old fat crayons. It pours a deep, warm sable with a fairly thick, if not too persistent, light tan head. Flavor is what I expect from a good porter: malty, smoky, with notes of molasses and burnt wood and hints of licorice and unsweet chocolate. Thick, rich texture has plenty of fizz and leaves a smoky, tingly finish. If you love porters, look for it.

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.

3.9
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2007
UPDATED: APR 29, 2008 Re-rate based upon batch 2, that I have on tap at my apartment. Almost black in color, light ruby highlights near the bottom of the glass, medium sized light brown head. Aroma is roast and chocolate, with some light caramel and slight chalky notes. Taste has alot of chocolate and moderate roasted grain, with some subtle caramel sweetness, a touch of bready yeast. Light to medium bodied, a touch watery but very much in line with the style. Overall, very enjoyable and probably my favorite of all of the beers they have brewed.

3.9
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JAN 8, 2009
On tap at andys corner bar. Deep dark brown in color with a nice off white head that left a nice lacing on the glass. Chocolatetey rosary malty aroma. Caramel light hoppy notes. Malty roasty bitter chocolatety flavor. Medium bodied. Finish is dry. Nice. Very drinkable.

3.9
Ibrew2or3 (8660) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 31, 2009
Courtesy of jcwattsrugger. Pours deep dark brown with clear amber edges and tiny white head. The aroma is vanilla, chocolate, dark roasted malts and molasses. It smells of pure yum. The taste is very porter like in body and mouth feel. I get smooth oak followed by dark roastiness, some molasses and vanilla. Good stuff.

3.9
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2010
Bottle thanks to jcwattsrugger. Pours a brown-red with a quick light cola colored head. Nicely roasty character, very distinct older style porter in the traditional British style. Too many porters seem indistinguishable from stouts. The aroma suggests some dark fruit and grass, along with roast, chocolate, coffee. Taste is coffee, cocoa, chocolate, smooth, rich, light roast astringency, feels a bit light on the tongue at first but finishes suitably creamy.

3.9
yespr (45869) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 12, 2012
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted dark malty and almost liqourice. Thick dark malty and liqourice. Dark malty and liqourice into the finish.

3.8
jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2008
Draft at Which Brew. Nice black body with thin head. Aroma is roast, chocolate, a bit faint. Flavor is roast, chocolate, nutty and a sweet malty body. Very smooth with a great chocolate after taste. This beer is far under rated.


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