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RATINGS: 278   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Faithfully recreated by Geary's, this classic English style has a deep mahogany color and a restrained roasted malt flavor. The result is rich and complex, yet smooth and refreshing.

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3.4
frylock (1144) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 13, 2003
Sweet and roasty aromas. Taste is of dark roasted malts. A bit to thin, has a nice mildness to it though.

3.8
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - JUN 11, 2003
A solid pick up from Oade's Big Ten in East Lansing. That place has served me very well over the past few years! It ends up strongly and endlessly bitter and roasty, but on the way you have some fun through thinnish sweets, chocolate and fruit (strawberry), even some hops. An entertaining porter.

3.6
mribm (462) - Ocala, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2003
Poured from the bottle with a nice, thick creamy, long lasting tan head. The nose and flavor were both of chocolate and coffee. This was all followed by a nice hop bitterness.

4
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - APR 27, 2003
deep dark brown, with brown head. roasted malt aroma, taste is of of roasty malt, coffee, and bits of chocolate, which leads to a nice dry roasty finish.

4
Dogbrick (13754) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2003
From Jungle Jim's in Fairfield. Label does a good job of taking you to where this beer is made (at least when I think lobster I think Maine). Pours a deep dark brown with a medium light tan head. Thin lacing. Aroma is mostly chocolate and coffee but there is a nutty aspect as well. The flavor and body were borderline Dry Stout to me. Tastes of coffee, chocolate, and some malt. The dinish is dry and oaty. I was somewhat impressed with this one.

3.3
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 4, 2003
Pours with a dark brown body topped by a medium thick quickly disappearing tan head with a good amount of lace left behind. Slightly roasted malt aroma with a slightly sweet hoppiness and a touch of coffee. Roasted malt flavor with coffee accents and a touch of sweetness. A roasted coffee falvor fills the finish. Full bodied and slightly dry.

3.4
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2002
This beer poured a very dark, almost black color and fromed a medium tan head that didn't hold and left a small amount of lace. It had an aroma of malt with elements of coffee and chocolate. The flavor was of malt and coffee. The body was a bit light, and the finish was slightly bitter and sour. Not a bad English style porter.

3.7
Hopistotle420 (1177) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 6, 2002
Very nice tan head. Brwonish black hue. Aromas of chocolate and coffee. Bittersweet chocolate dominates on this roasted grain, medium bodied, medium carbonated very velvety smooth porter. Very quaffable and drinkable. I could slug this all night long, perhaps its the low ABV. Anyways, very decent.

3.7
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 3, 2002
Beautiful deep red-brown with a nice tan head. The aroma is chocolate and red wine, quite inviting. Flavor is much the same, along with some roastiness and coffee, but a little weaker than I'd like. At times my mouth felt satisfied, but at others the sensation was watery.

4
Nuffield (4199) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 17, 2002
That big claw on the lobster bit me with the first look into the deep, dark depths of my glass (not completely black, with a wee bit of red when looking into a strong light). I was taken in, hook, line, and sinker for the aroma--baking chocolate, yes, but something else as attractive as a wiggling worm to a walleye, with its tones of roasted malt and a port-like fortified depth. The flavor is simple simple but attractive, a siren song that had me running my ship into rocks; not sweet, but an amalgam of burnt, coffee, and dark chocolate bitterness. The somewhat oily palate raised the spectre of an environment-threatening oil spill, but it was counteracted by a watery thinness (that was not necessarily a positive development, however). Still, at the end, I was clawing like a lobster in a pot of boiling water for another one of these--the product of a recent trip to Massachusetts, and reason enough to seek out again the allure of the deep.


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