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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A very drinkable session Porter, French Broad’s oh-so-quaffable interpretation of this classic English ale. On draft! In bottles! Everywhere!

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4.1
Cybercat (6427) - Georgia, USA - APR 11, 2011
Pours a slightly reddish sable with a decent, if not too persistent, tan head. Aroma is strong and oily with smoky, nutty and semi-sweet chocolate tones - very appealing. Smoky flavor has tones of coffee, unsweet chocolate, nuts and oak. Texture is smooth, fizzy and grainy, not as thick as a stout but still pleasing. Look for it.

3.5
emacgee (4722) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 3, 2011
Dark garnet brown pour with one finger of light tan head. Nose shows roasted grain, semi sweet chocolate, black coffee, and leafy hops with a mild sweetness. Flavor is not quite as nice as the nose, some coffee and roast, chocolate falls out. Mild bite from the grain and some coffee on the finish.

4
yackery (168) - California, USA - MAR 30, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2011 Pours a thin head that dissolves to form a thin skin in places of the top of the deep, dark red, cola-like body under a thinner, fast lacing. Aroma is roasted coffee / chocolate / hot cocoa with a little cream and marshmellow. Yeah. Taste is a salty bitterness that is bitter chocolate and not licorice. Palate porter thin and quite lively. Better beer than many,

3.2
rondphoto (4526) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 15, 2011
Dark brown, light head, very little lacing. Taste is of bitter chocolate and coffee, blooming slightly through a "cola-like" carbonated finish. Drinks light, but lays heavy in the belly.

3.6
Rustyham (1836) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2011
Deep black, almost stout like color. Aroma is a sweet candy sugar foreign stout taste. flavor is the same- roasted candy sugar, then quickly disappears into Guinness-like emptiness. It’s good, and an easy drink, but not very portery. On tap at 12 South Taproom in Nashville, TN

3.4
elgiacomo (746) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - MAR 5, 2011
22oz bottle, recent release. Served at cellar temperature. Pours thin dark brown, red under light, with a one finger light brown head that leaves some short-lived lacing and holds a wispy cap. Aroma is roasted malt, a touch burnt, some chocolate and coffee, hints of dark fruits and a touch of herbal hops, quite nice. Good to very good strength. Flavor is weaker than the aroma but still good, features chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, some raisins/dark fruit, fairly sweet with a bit of hop bitterness for balance. Starts to develop a cola-like flavor as it goes on. Mouthfeel is on the thin side, medium to high carbonation. Solid Porter, very drinkable, but not as robust as others on the market.

3.9
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2011
Matte black, tan foam. Aroma is dry roastiness, calcium, chocolate, coffee beans. Taste is more roasty astringency, some earthy hoppiness, finish of sweet chocolate. Nice.

3.3
MmmcKay (1053) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - FEB 28, 2011
Better than the ESB from French Broad. Better put together. Looks and tastes like a porter but like the ESB still isn’t perfect. This guy is a bit thin. Not particularly great, but I keep finding myself drinking more and more. The bottle is going pretty fast. So it couldn’t be that bad could it.

3.2
beernovice39 (3269) - Idaho, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Bomber. Pours a deep red with a medium tan head. Scent is malts and chocolate. Taste is light roasted malt and dark chocolate. Very thin feel.

3.5
NachlamSie (3617) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2011
bomber from Bruisin’. Pours a really dark brown with low carbonation and virtually no head. The aroma is very malty, mostly notes of cacao with some toffee and instant coffee. This is an English leaning porter with notes of soy sauce, toffee, chocolate and low, wooden hoppiness. It’s not too bad and works for a simple but fulfilling porter.


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