RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
Dark as the midnight sea, this medium bodied porter combines flavors from 8 malts, including 4 distinct chocolate malts (Victory, Chocolate, Rye and Midnight Wheat) with fresh nugget and cascade hops that work together to form a harmonious balance of aroma and flavor. Imparting a dry roasted malt character, with subtle hints of cocoa, licorice and toffee, this brew possess a balanced hop spice and malty finish.

Formerly known as Ybor Gold Gaspars Porter

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Cletus (6368) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 11, 2006
Bottle from Degarth. Pours brown with a rocky head. Smells nutty with some roasted elements. Tastes soapey with some mellow fruity notes. Strage metallic aftertaste I couldn’t get away from and there were also some weird bubblegum and spicey notes present.

barleyPops (1183) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2006
whoa, the commercial description is way off on this one. medium to full-bodied my eye! this was about as thin and watery as beer can possibly be. not much flavor either. IR must be the Huber of the southeast.

crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2006
Pours dark brown with thin tan head. I was not expecting much from this brand but damn this was good, awesome coffee and espresso flavor, with chocolate and hops in there also. This surprised me it was really good.

jhliesen (836) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2006
Bottle-I like the Coke description, that’s just how it looks. The head was small and a light tan color. The flavor is mostly malt with a some chocolate highlights. Average porter, but above average beer.

jcwattsrugger (12559) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2005
12oz bottle-pours a creamy, tan head. Deep red/brown color. Aroma is roasty malt. Taste is a deep roasty malt. Good carbonation. Occasional. Best by Feb-No year selected from the 3 on label of 03/04/05. Ink stamped on bottom 5224 B 11445.

turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - DEC 1, 2005
Looked like a glass of coke with a small wispy head. Aroma is a bit metalic with roasty chocolate notes. Flavor is roasty malt and chocolate with a decent light finish.

Bockyhorsey (2638) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 4, 2005
Courtesy of Degarth

Aroma complexity complex for me here. Got malty mild sweet licorice, Yeasty, bitter, man each time I put the nose in the glass something different. Dark body with tan head. Flavor had some bitter bite at first then the rosted malts and chocolate flavors came into play and subsided the bittness. Malty chocolate aftertaste. Good Brew.

sloth (2955) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2005
Small light brown head, fair retention with a stringy lace. A black brown colored brew. Nose is mildly caramelly, lightly roasty. Body is medium, palate is lightly creamy. Nice chocolate flavor, roast, coffeeish and a fair amount of caramel. Finish is medium dry. A groovy little Porter! Thanks Degarth!

Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2005
Bottle: Courtesy of Degarth via trade. Aroma is very roasty (grain) and nutty. Pours a dark reddish-brown with some transparency and decent off-white head. Sweet and fruity up front with some roasted grain. Finish is a tad sour with some nuttiness and metallic flavors.

OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2005
12oz bottle via trade with Degarth - Thanks Joe! - Pours brown with a short tan head. Looks more like a brown ale than a porter in the glass. Aroma is toffee, some grass, and something sour. Flavor is roasty, malty and sweet, notes of chocolate, nuts, toffee, and a little bit of butterscotch and some brief hops on the finish. Palate is thin but it is a little creamy. Not terrible, but seemed more nutbrown than porter to me. I like my porters a little heavier.

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