RATINGS: 165   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Foxbush (1857) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2013
12 oz bottle This was a gift from a friend while at Snowshoe. The porter poured a deep black with mahogany edges. The tan head stayed with the beer with lacing that was limited. This is a joy to drink with the nutty nose and some dark chocolate notes. There is a hint of licorice and some smokiness. The carbonation was soft but suited the porter. The finish was well balanced and pleasant.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BVery (9791) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bottle via trade - thanks Chris! Very dark pour with a monster carbonated head. This one tastes quite sour - kind of drowns out the chocolate and roasted coffee that Im sure is supposed to be front and center with this beer. Possibly infected?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leafs93 (2176) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Pours reddish black with an off white head. Aroma is dark chocolate, roast and some smoke. Taste is sweet with light bitters and a hint of tartness. Medium bodied with a thin texture.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
chicowv (477) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - NOV 26, 2012
12 oz bottle: Pours a dark, chestnut brow, almost black. Little tan head dissipates quickly. Aroma of roasted malts, grassy hops, slight smokey vanilla and licorice. Taste is a big malt profile with a hint of almost burned coffee beans thrown in. Cocoa, slight spruce hop finish. Sweet on the front and slightly bitter on the finish. Slick on the palate, slides down easy. Pretty good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiveacestx (933) - Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Bottle - pours jet black with so much foam that I had to wait to pour the rest in the glass. I did detect a a chocolate and smoke flavor but for the most part this brew just wasnt all that appealing. The mouthfeel seemed really thin as well. Drinkable but it wont be on my want list again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
craig220 (313) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Poured black witha small tan head. Aroma is vanilla, coffee, and caramel. Taste is coffee, chocolate, smoke, and vanilla.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2586) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2012
some acrid smoke a touch of caramel and plastic. after some time a juicy citrus fruity plastic seems evident. more time produces the disjointed different grains. perhaps infected. body on the lighter side of moderate and foam is caustic and weak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HeadyDE (765) - Delaware, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Bottle into pint glass..large head that dies down to a nice half finger...aroma of chocolate..coffee..palate is extremely smooth with chocolate dominant and an slight aftertaste of cola..this is a good, solid flavorful porter that I will be getting more of in the future..well done...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
hypn0toad (267) - Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Am I drinking a chocolate cigarette? I like it. Rich thick dark burnt caramel tones. Cabin in the woods with a dog fire and a hand log.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (5820) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2012
Deep dark brown coloured body with a super thick, five centimetre tall light brown head. Aroma of nuts, earth, caramel and a bit of funk - cardboard, too. Light to Medium-bodied; Very earthy, roasty malt flavours with a caramelised sugar flavour, some light peat, and even a bit of metal noticeable. Aftertaste is quite strong with deeply roasted malt, some nuts, burnt sugars and a lot of bitterness at the end. Overall, a strong and relatively robust porter with some good complexity and nice depth. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Chevy Chase Wine & Liqours in Washington, DC on 28-October-2011 for US$2.29 sampled at home in Washington on 07-October-2012.

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