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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   IBU: 34   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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The Flat12 Porter is inspired by the robust porters favored by the Industrial-age working men of Europe. We chose to emphasize balance from a combination of dark grains including brown malt, which was the primary roasted grain of the time. This Flat12 creation is smooth and balanced with slight roast and chocolate notes, yet it’s not heavy, just like a good porter should be. ABV: 5.5% IBU: 34.1

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3.3
nearbeer (5452) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Pint on tap. Opaque ebony with a lasting spit of cream. Aroma is espresso, bittersweet chocolate and mild charred buttered popcorn.Tastes of semisweet chocolate, black strap molasses, lactose, berry and disconcerting hints of charred buttered popcorn. Medium body gets a little sticky, but has a big roasty finish and a smooth, medium level of carbonation.

3.3
Shag (3026) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - FEB 1, 2014
A murky brownish black with a beige head. The aroma contains some chocolate, toffee, and caramel. The flavor is rather sweet with some chocolate, nutmeg, caramel, and molasses. This is more like a brown ale but has some porter characteristics. Overall a nice beer.

3.5
alliance100 (1155) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 20, 2014
12 oz bottle - pours a medium brown , little to no head . Aromas of bitter sweet cocoa and faint smoke . Medium thin body. Flavors of cocoa , bitter coffee and smoke are all present . Not bad . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
Criz (358) - - JAN 19, 2014
On tap deep black with thin white lacy head. Burnt coffee notes. Solid offering.

3.1
jagad5 (89) - - JAN 16, 2014
The label says "robust dark ale" so I was not expecting the deep, dark, flat porter that landed in my glass. For a porter, it was just a tad "burnt" rather than " roasted" for my taste.

3.9
bpar73 (1133) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a tan head. Dark roasted malts, chocolate and coffee in the aroma and taste. Nice porter.

3.1
edwardbass (845) - Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2013
A very typical porter to me, other than being a bit "lighter" and drier than other porters I’ve tried (not a lot, since it’s not my favorite style). Pretty decent beer. I think this one finishes my tour of beers I brought back from Indy, and I was fairly impressed with Flat 12 and really, really like Sun King Osiris. 12 oz bottle from Crown Liquors downtown.

3.5
hopscotch (11159) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Bottle... Pours clear and dark brown with a brief khaki head. The bouquet is chocolaty, nutty and grainy with a mysterious note of date, dark raisin or fig – can’t put my finger on it. Medium-bodied with a thin mouthfeel and modest carbonation. The flavor is roasty and well-hopped, leaning just a touch toward the carbonic and bitter side of balance. Finishes with cocoa and minerals. Bottle courtesy of StFun!

3.6
ClassyBeagle (376) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 3, 2013
FROM NOTES: July 20, ’12 Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a tasting glass. A: Roasted grain with hints of chocolate and cocoa. A: Pours a deep dark brown with minimal light penetration around egdes of the glass and a one-finger, tan head that fades very quickly. Personally, I’d like to see a little better head retention. Excellent lacing, however. T: Follows the nose very closely, but more more pronounced. Classic porter and freakin’ delicious. P: Medium Bodied with good carbonation. O: Overall this is exactly what a porter should be. Its not going to blow your mind but its a good porter! BTW, Pogue’s Run is the little creek behind the Flat 12 Brewery and the label art is a nod to the beautiful smile of Shane MacGowan (The Pogues)

3.7
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2013
12oz bottle. Mostly clear very dark brown, slightly red color. Thin tan head. Leaves decent ropes and dots of lace. Medium body. Very smooth, lighter carbonation. Very easy to swig. Good roast malt, and dark chocolate flavors. Hint of coffee. Good moderate bitter taste, bitter sweet. Very enjoyable, tasty, easy drinking and bold robust porter. One of the best I’ve had in a while. Was great to enjoy with my sandwich lunch.


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