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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A very approachable porter with a nice blend of chocolate and coffee notes and a subtle flavor of Northwest hops. A definite favorite around the brewery and a perfect partner to a hearty steak dinner.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jake65 (3444) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Bottle: Dark brown with a large, creamy tan head. Nice aroma of roast, cocoa, and nuts. Deep flavor profile of light bitters, heavy roast, and more nuttiness. Slight hints of cocoa and coffee. Very good.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
poisoneddwarf (2330) - Coeur d Alene, Idaho, USA - OCT 16, 2016
Bomber from the grocery store. Aroma is dark bread crust, lots of roast, dark chocolate. Pours black with cola brown edges and a medium beige head that falls after a minute, leaving a little lace. Taste is roasty, lightly sweet, finishing lightly bitter and dry. Flavors of roasted malt, light chocolate. Tasty stuff. Nicely done and well-executed, but its not pushing any boundaries or anything.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (15010) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 2, 2016
On tap at Crooked Fence Barrelhouse, pours a deep dark mahogany with a small tan head. Aroma brings out toasted malt, dry cocoa and earthy coffee grounds. Flavour is very dry, with earthy coffee grounds and toasted malt. Dry and earthy. Decently made but nothing special.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (2652) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 16, 2016
12oz can from Brennans in Oconomowoc. Very dark brown pour with a beige head. Aroma has bakers chocolate & caramel. Taste is of cocoa, caramel, bakers chocolate, light lactose. Light roast. Medium bodied, the blend is solid, carbonation is good and little alcohol presence. Bone dry. A hint of fruit. Finishes sweeter than bittersweet. A very solid tasty brew 14

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (5796) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 27, 2016
Murky brown with a taller, somewhat rocky light tan head. Dry lightly roasted malt scents. Dry start with some cocoa and lightly roasted malts and coffee. Really quite easy to drink. Smooth to nearly dull in feel. Finishes with a light ash and roasted malt bitterness.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
JohnGalt1 (1708) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 25, 2015
Short lasting dark tan head leaves little in the way of a cap, The brew isnt exactly black... instead a sorta muddy dark brown.... Cocoa and light toast with a weird yeasty fruitiness.. Okay mouthfeel, but a weird slickness comes with warmth.. A bit buttery.. Been a while since I had one of these and I remember liking it a lot more.. QC issues?!?!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nuplastikk (5839) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 22, 2015
12oz can. Brown black body, respectable beige off-white/beige head. Medium bodied, not much depth of body. Mellow chocolate and coffee notes, pleasant creamy roast finish. Not much going on, pretty boring offering. The amber malt shines through, giving it slight berry touches.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bartzluke (598) - Oklahoma, USA - AUG 18, 2015
6 oz pour from chilled bottle into sniffer. Opaque, dark, moderate tan head. Nose is roasty, chocolate, a little sweet. Really interesting mouthfeel. A dark beer with a very light body. Almost airy. Kind of a helium taste. Neat. Dry up front with a sweet finish. Chocolate and roasty.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (2291) - - JUN 22, 2015
Poured from can into a pint glass Appearance The beer pours a deep brown color with a one finger head of cream colored foam. The head has a decent level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a bit of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell The aroma of the beer is very roasty with a moderate showing of a coffee smell mixed within. Along with these smells comes some notes of crme and a bit of smoke. Taste The taste begins as the nose would have let on, with a drier roasty taste. As the taste advances from the start some light grainy and yeasty tastes work their way onto the tongue. All the while a hint of caramel and some smoke and char work their way onto the tongue as well. There is a coffee flavor which starts to develop after the initial tastes, with this flavor soon fading later on more toward the end. With more smoke and a loss of the caramel, one is left with a drier and roasty taste to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel The body of the beer is on the thinner and more watery side with a carbonation level that is rather high. For the style it was not really all that great as it took away from the dark and smokier tastes of the brew. Overall Other than the feel the porter was rather nice for a dry roasty porter. And with the abv. of only 5.5 % it makes it a bit more manageable for a good autumn football brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Capa (2860) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - APR 13, 2015
Black with a creamy tan head. Roasted malt and chocolate aroma along with earth hop notes. Medium thin body. Flavor is mostly roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruits. Slightly chalky. Bitter finish. Solid porter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (7135) - Utah, USA - MAR 26, 2015
12oz can from Bier:Thirty
Pours almost black with a medium sized tan head, good lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, chocolate and leather. Taste is roasted malts, ashy, grainy, sweet chocolate and dark roast coffee
Very nice and tasty


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