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RATINGS: 418   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An amplified robust porter with a deep black color, a roasty malt flavor and a rich malt sweetness that’s smooth and drinkable. A hearty cellar beer. Available: March to April ABV. 7.5% IBUs 60

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3.9
Lubiere (14341) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2006
Deep black coloured porter with moka head. Sweet chocolate notes of raisins and prunes, and floral hops. Dry chocolate with lactic notes and sustained bitterness, roasted coffee, and light alcohol. Rich bodied. Very nice. May 2005.

3.5
mR_fr0g (14241) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2017
Bottle shared at CBC Islington 30/10/2017. Many thanks to Leighton for this oen. A nutty brown coloured pour with a halo of tan head. Aroma is earthy, green berries, nutty, brown sugars, earthy. Flavour iscomposed of semi sweet, light grains, berry, nutty, cakeys, malts, dried fruits. Plate is semi sweet, runde, grainy, moderate carboantion. Little oily. . . Ok

3.8
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 26, 2005
(draft at the brewery) Small tan head atop a black body. Aroma is medium sweet, chocolate, some vinous. Taste is moderately sweet, rich, bittersweet chocolate, light roast, some alcohol (vinous, light whisky). Creamy/smooth, full body.

4.1
slowrunner77 (13403) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 19, 2014
"i’m pretty sure this is still the best FS beer I’ve ever had. it had a great body, aroma, flavor...very stoutish. great balance of malt/roast and hop bitterness."

3.5
hopdog (13315) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2012
22oz bottle. Poured a dark brown color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, some vanilla, and a touch of smoke. Tastes of roast, chocolate, some caramel, and the same light smoke. Some what thin.

3.5
bu11zeye (13288) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2010
(22oz bottle, 2009 vintage) Pours a dark brown body with a medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, some coffee, and grass. Flavor of roasted malt, grass, subtle vinous, and chocolate with a dry finish.

3.3
Sammy (13136) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2013
A robust porter that has much roast, some burnt parts. OK drinkability. Not the best IP I have had. Dark brown colour.

3.5
jcwattsrugger (12579) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2007
22oz bottle-pours a big foamy light brown head and black color. Aroma is dark malt-licorice, dark fruit. Taste is dark malt-licorice/molasses/chocolate, dark fruit/oaky, a bit of acidity with the second hop bite, oaky. Finish has coffee, which is not my taste, but very nice. Soft carbonation.

4.2
madsberg (11818) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2004
Bottled: Pitch black coloured. Dense brown impressive head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, heavy roastyness and some malt. Flavour is sharp roasty, with liqourice and chocolate notes. Is somewhat warming. Ends on a bitter roasty note. Its because of beers like this, that I love this style. Thanks Bück Dich for sending this to me.

3.8
hopscotch (11489) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2004
Co-rated by scraff... Very dark ale with a small, creamy, khaki-colored head. Great lacework. Chocolate and vanilla aroma. Very well-hopped... moderately bitter, lightly salty flavor with big notes of dark chocolate and coffee. Full-bodied with a silky mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Lengthy, bitter, burnt finish. Damn nice beer! Thanks to scraff for sharing!


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