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RATINGS: 400   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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A richly malty ale, with clear characteristics of dark chocolate and black malt, and hints of black licorice, ale fruitiness, and molasses in the finish.

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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hollywoodt (240) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Bottle. Poured a dark brown with minimal brownish head. Aroma was burnt malt with perhaps a touch of chocolate. Flavor included a little bit of hops and was just slightly bitter. Pretty good overall.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb (3154) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 9, 2017
Rather good. Rich bittersweet chocolate nose. Taste is a bit ashy then the chocolate and finishes dry with toasty toasty notes. Mouthfeel is thick and oily. Appearance is dark not much head or lace. A Complex and good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Listigovers (1086) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2017
Pours black with a thin but dense brown head. Very velvety mouthfeel, soft roast malts, dark malt bitterness. Very satisfying creamy aftertaste, good one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (6093) - Wauwatosa, USA - JAN 29, 2017
Brown color with a modest sized tan head. Scents of chocolate, toasted and roasted malts, and hints of alcohol. Smooth feel. Light sweet start with some coffee, dark chocolate, and light fruit. Flavors thin out in the finish and linger making want more (in a couple different ways). 2/13

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TeijoA (65) - Turku, FINLAND - JAN 14, 2017
35 cl bottle. Nice thick beige head with small bubbles, doesnt stick around for long. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, light licorice, pretty standard great aroma for DH porters. Palate is viscous and lightly carbonated. Flavor mostly follows the aroma with chocolate and roastiness with some molasses. Once again a great, sturdy dark ale from Dark Horse.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
abirres (117) - Salamanca, SPAIN - DEC 17, 2016
Negra, opaca y sin espuma. En nariz sorprendentemente licorosa, licor caf, chocolate y notas a frutos secos. Ahumada. Sabor a licor caf y chocolate, final seco a maltas tostadas. Demasiado licor, no parece estar bebiendo cerveza.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (11464) - Reno, Nevada, USA - DEC 13, 2016
smells amd tastes like a stout/porter hybrid with notes of roasted malt, licorice and fruit more than the traditional caramel and chocolate notes in a porter. Pretty nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sissio (1552) - Orsenigo, ITALY - DEC 6, 2016
Bottle at home. Clear dark brown, minimal light brown head. Chocolate, cream, licorice, light ashy notes. Woody taste, milk chocolate, ashy ending, licorice, bitterish hoppy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (3600) - CROATIA - NOV 28, 2016
Bottle, 355 ml from Beergium. Shared with JFK10000 and Josip. Pours dark brown with medium beige head. Roasted malts, chocolate, licorice, some dried fruit. Sweet with bitter finish. Medium bodied.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fules (1102) - Gyngys, HUNGARY - NOV 10, 2016
Kicsi, nem tl tarts hab, fekete szn. Illata csokis, prklt malts. A korty csokis, prklt malts zekkel indt, a cscsponton vaskos aszalt gymlcss aromk trnek előre, hossz trffeles, enyhn kesernys-desks lecsengssel vgződik. Kzepesen testes s sznsavas. Kivl porter, egy hajszlnyit lehetne kevesebb a bubork.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kostasgiotis (124) - GREECE - NOV 5, 2016
Pours a black body with almost no head. Aromas of coffee,malt,chocolate.Tastes coffee,toasted an slight roasted notes,bread,malt,hops.It is slightly bitter and very well balanced with the sweetness.The body is medium to full.An american interpretation of the style and a successful one.


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