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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.68/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   IBU: 11   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A benchmark of balance, this chocolate porter boasts a hint of vanilla as well as an unforgettable velvety texture.

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3.7
kaser (6366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2017
Solid. Syrupy almost. Full flavored porter and vanilla just dominates your mouth. Draft pour at hop cat in kalamazoo

3.8
jtclockwork (17070) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2017
Can - pours dark brown - nose/taste of vanilla, chocolate, milk sugar and light sweetness - medium body

3.6
Maakun (6296) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2016
Tap at Pyramid Scheme. Very dark brown with small beige head. Lots of dark chocolate and vanilla, some roasted malts, brown sugar. Over medium sweet and medium bitter. Medium bodied with a bit sugary feel.

3.2
chucklemation (1748) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUN 26, 2016
Pours a jet black with a foamy off-white head. Aroma is largely vanilla. Flavor is also mainly vanilla, though with some cocoa in the finish. Has a smooth, medium body with soft carbonation. Not bad, though a too heavy on the vanilla, making it one-dimensional.

3.5
Mark_Eck (1998) - - JUN 12, 2016
Notes from summer. Draft. Pours dark brown. Aroma and taste are large vanilla and some roasted chocolate.

3.4
islay (2925) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2016
Approximately half of a 16 oz. can, consumed on 5-12-16. Pours dark brown with a small to moderate amount of beige to taupe head. Vanilla bean heavy in the aroma. Cinnamon scent. Vanilla and dirt in flavor. A bit of lemon and toothpaste. Nice beer. Tasty. Lively in the palate. Medium body. Enjoyable overall though certainly not a great beer.

3.7
b3shine (9072) - Indiana, USA - JAN 2, 2016
16 oz can to half-pint glass (shared by the Mrs.). Looks good; a lightly translucent very dark cola with foamy beige head. Smells and tastes of dark malt, chocolate, and vanilla alongside mild notes of roast. Mouthfeel is medium to medium full-bodied, and silky with a pleasant touch of bitterness from the roast. A good example of the style.

3.7
MrBunn (2844) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2015
16 oz. can with a wild story... So on the drive back home from family vacation, I ask my wife for a Diet Coke. It’s dark and she grabs me a can... it’s not Diet Coke!!! Long story short, this beer enjoyed an hour ride in violation of various and sundry rules and regulations before making it to a pint glass. Aromas are very nice... lots of leather, chocolate and vanilla. Flavor has some notes of brilliance, but they come around the edges of a watery main attraction. Vanilla, cocoa and leather are all very nice, but the beer waxes and wanes a bit across the palate. One moment it seems like it is really heading somewhere, the next it comes across as tap water. Odd.

3.8
SG111 (1973) - New York, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Canned. No clear date. Pours brown/black with a tan head. Aroma is vanilla, chocolate, marshmallows, root beer notes as it warms. Actually really nice. Good and solidly robust. Very well done. For a porter, the body is robust and still silky as I feel it should be. Vanilla is there without being the only note. Super solid.

3.8
Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - OCT 28, 2015
Can: The aroma consists of moderate vanilla, lighter chocolate, marshmallow, and a touch of roast. It pours a dark brown light-moderate chocolate, vanilla, and light marshmallow. The finish has light roast with a hint of coffee. It’s medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation with a somewhat soft mouthfeel. Overall, it’s a tad sweet, but it’s pretty tasty.


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