overall
72
55
style
RATINGS: 165   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Black w/garnet highlights, this Porter is rich & full flavored with notes of chocolate, coffee & smoke. 24 IBUS, 5.8% ABV.

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2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
keanex (1799) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUL 31, 2013
No bottling information.
Appearance: The body is a deep chestnut, appearing an opaque black in the glass. The head is short, thin and short lived. The head settles into a very thin ring with almost nothing on the surface.
Aroma: The aroma is a mix of sweet cocoa, hints of roast, fig, and smoke. The aroma has good strength, but I dont enjoy the blend.
Taste: The flavor is of dried figs throughout, very prominent with a touch of roast towards the end with a lightly smoked finish thats semi-dry with a lingering fig.
Palate: The body is a bit watery in feel, carbonation is light to moderate.
Overall: This porter isnt really doing it for me. Too much fruit for my liking and too watery of a body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - JUL 24, 2013
Sampled at the brewery. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Smoke aromas with dark roasted malt. Medium carbonation. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tyunker1 (26) - Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2013
Bottled...not much head, a bit too carbonated for me, but that aside it has a good smoky taste.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
psuox (11) - - JUL 2, 2013
Sweeter than I'd prefer a porter to be. Notes of vanilla. A better dessert beer than session porter, not that there's anything wrong with that. Malts are very powerful, which wouldn't be bad but the hops aren't there to balance it out. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

0.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
hershiser2 (2530) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 10, 2013
$1.75 for a bottle at Wine Warehouse, Charlottesville. Pours.... head, head, head... settles for a long time. Another pour: head head head. OK somethings up. Smells sour. Taste is sour... undrinkable. This bottle may be bad... looks like Im not the only one with this problem with this beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanscourt (1381) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2013
Evolution lucky 7 Nice roasted flavors. Aroma was very enticing and the flavors represented well. Lighter body than a stout but right in line with what I would want with a porter. Very drinkable with good lasting tasty malt flavors. Well crafted.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nephilium (1752) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2013
Nice roasted aroma, with coffee notes. Pours a nearly opaque dark brown, with red highlights when held up to the light and with a small tan head. Good roasted flavor, with more chocolate coming through, thin and easy drinking. A nice solid porter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Reviewed 2/18/13. 12 oz bottle into a nonic pint glass. A: Pours a very dark burnt sienna color. Its not completely opaque at all, like many porters tend to be. The head is a one finger offwhite shade that fades into a thin film with some collaring around the edge of the glass. S: A fairly chocolaty porter; its more dry than milky sweet, though. Some nuts, dark unroasted malts, and hazelnut coffee tie these qualities together. Not particularly grabbing or expressive, but good. T: Even drier than the nose suggested. There are some roasted nuts to start, some lactose cream flavors in the midtaste, and a finish of coffee with just a hint of dry chocolate. I also notice a twinge of finishing hops; not just in the light bitterness, but with the mildly acidic and mineral-esque kick in the aftertaste, as well. M: Light bodied, with good carbonation, and a crisp, dry finishing kick. About what I expect from a porter. O: For better or worse, its a standard porter. Granted, its a standard porter thats executed quite well; however this lacks many qualities that would enable it to stand out from its brethren. Its one to consider purchasing, but perhaps not one to seek out.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
hfmejias (1282) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2013
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Pours black with a nice tan head. Aroma of chocolate combined with roast malts and maybe a hint of hops. Taste sweet and smokey, chocolate, coffee mild floral hoppiness, that is very well balanced and gives this porter a nice character. Enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2013
Bottle from Maris. Pours black with some red around the edges. There is a huge tan head on top that sticks around. Mild carbonation in the glass. The aroma is ultra roasty with some lightbitter chocolate present. Very limited complexity. The taste has a nice chocolate kick with some extra sweetness, almost a mocha flavor on the finish. There is a huge carbonation kick on this that nearly stings the tongue.


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