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RATINGS: 305   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An English-style Robust Porter – Dark Brown in color with a ruby hue – Chocolate and sweet toffee aroma – Firm unsweetened chocolate flavor with moderate notes of caramel and toffee, an herbal hop bitterness up front and a slight note of espresso in the finish.

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
stephenj007 (123) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Bottle pour, motor oil appearance, very nice with a frothy, tan head. Aromas were very forward. Chocolate, spiced sweet fruits, smoky malts, light coffee. A hint of bitterness on the front, but quick to a nice, sweet body. Finishes just a tad sticky and with a hops ending that is enjoyable. Mild carbonation is a nice touch for this style. A touch of alcohol warmth on the back end also. Very enjoyable brew, refreshing and not as filling as some porters. The thinner body of this English porter is more sessionable. Thanks to my uncle, John K, for the bottle of this fine NC brew.


3.8
Bacchus66 (569) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 26, 2017
12oz bottle @ home. Clearvdark reddish brown pour with a minimal beige head. Nose is very roasty- coffee and chocolate. Flavors also heavy roast coffee, cocoa, malt, some bitterness for good measure. Medium bodied, lingering dry finish. Excellent porter.

3.4
GIJOE (1220) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - MAY 18, 2017
Bottle at Nag's Head Pizza Company in Nag's Head, NC. Pours cola brown with a nice tan head. Minimal lacing flecks. Nose is cocoa, coffee and roasted malt. Taste is slightly bitter. Good brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
xxneyxx (4) - Southern Pines, North Carolina, USA - MAR 7, 2017 does not count
This was a little thin in the glass for me. Again I’m always comparing to favourites but it was just ok for me. I picked up on the chocolate and toffee back ground tastes which was a positive but a major negative for me on this one was that it made me feel completely bloated which would mean I wouldn’t drink it again. other stouts I’ve had don’t do this to me

3.7
ibrubeer (392) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 6, 2017
Draft @ Norfolk Tap Room. Faint roasty aroma. Dark color with maybe a slight ruby hue, thin beige head with slight lacing. Bittersweet chocolate notes at first with a little roast, followed by a little sweetness. Med body, appropriate for porter. Overall, a very nice porter.

3.8
can8ianben (1556) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2017
A lovely sweet dark beer, thick head and very drinkable flavor profile. I like this one a lot.

3.4
jb (3275) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 10, 2016
Pretty standard porter, drinkable, but I can no longer come up with coherent new things to say about porters. Bottle from Bob. Thanks Bob!

3.5
Ron (4001) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2016
Bottle from Bob. It pours very dark brown with a nice tan head. The aroma is pretty rich with cocoa, coffee and hard roasted malt. The flavor is bitter dark chocolate, toast and coffee. It has a balanced bitter, roasted finish. Rich, full body with a touch of English yeast to go with the strong American malt and hop profile.

3.8
raymow (1683) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2016
on tap at Crafty’s in Northeast Phila - nice chocolatey aroma and flavor. Nice dark color. Pretty good.

3.7
HighlanderOne (1344) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - JUL 23, 2016
Poured from bottle. Aroma of chocolate ice cream. Appearance is stout black with lacing. Tasting cocoa, cola, licorice, coffee/toffee, caramel. a trace of hops. Palate is fairly balanced, a bit sour at the end. . Overall, a good choice for porter. Try the barrel aged one if you can.

3.5
HeadyDE (851) - Delaware, USA - JUL 14, 2016
Draft pour at vault..good price pt on this..aroma is cocoa..nestle quick..light bodied fairly clean porter that is a good representation of the style


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