RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
A Porter in the truest sense, our English Malt Porter has delectable chocolate notes springing forth on the top of the tongue followed by a dry Fuggle/Crystal hop finish. This beer was brewed with 80% imported English floor malted barley; a very traditional form of malting involving no mechanized processing.

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GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUN 17, 2009
Draft at Clybourn. Poured an opaque dark brown color. The head was light brown with good retention and lacing. Smelled of butterscotch and buttery caramel with some subdued roast in the background. Lots of diacetyl. Medium bodied and slightly sweet with well balanced roasty malt and buttery caramel flavors accompanied by a bit of floral hop.

inkubus27 (269) - highland, Indiana, USA - MAY 29, 2009
Tons of chocolate flavor in this, nice medium mouthfeel, mild mild bitterness and leaves a bit of a dry clean finish. I should have bought a growler of this, it was delicious.

BeerBunker (966) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2009
On tap at Goose Island Clybourn. Poura dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is of malt, caramel, chocolate, and coffee. Taste is of bitter chocolate up front. Lots of dark fruit in the body. Lots of coffee and caramel as well. Has a toasty malt base. Finish is all bitter chocolate and toasted malt. Mouthfeel is very malty and thick. Surprisingly drinkable given all the bitter chocolate and malt. I enjoyed it.

KieferUGA (462) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 22, 2008
Cask at the Clybourn location. Pitch dark brown/black color. Camel color, medium sized head. Smooth roasted chocolate notes. Full body.

alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAY 20, 2008
Sample at Clybourn location; color was very dark brown/black. Aroma was not too powerful, but it was good with a nice blend of chocolate and roasted malt. Flavor was again mellow with a blend of the above mentioned components. Slight sweet and caramel components. Solid for the style.

sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 19, 2008
Tasted 4/30/08. Sample from Clybourne. Hazy and dark brown. Trace taupe head. Aromas of coffee toast and toffee. Nice roasty nose with atouch vanilla. Medium bodied and very smooth. Rather nice! Dry and burnt malts. Mild hop presence. Tart and mild with dark berry esters. Solid English style! Another favorite of the day.

Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2008
Pour is black with a thin brown head...nice roasty nose with chocolate and it is slightly lactic...creamy roasty flavors with a light metallic twinge...

Eyedrinkale (3235) - Astoria, New York, USA - APR 25, 2008
Cask at Clyburn. Mine pours flat while Walts has a creamy head. Flavor is somewhat roasty with more chocolate and lactic. not my cup o tea.

kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 04/28/2007
Mode: Growler
Source: Tasting, Dark Lord Day, 2007

dark brown, wispy tan head, roasted malt aroma with a winey edge, a bit thin, rich chocolate flavor, a touch of milky sweetness that is replaced by a long earthy bitter finish,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2007
Oh dear... another Goose Island Porter. How, oh, How? is this different from their other Porters?!?

This pours a brown-black body with a bubbly tan head. The nose is full of chocolate, both milk and bittersweet, and some lightly roasted malts. Some dark, chewy caramel is added to the flavor and some soft nuts enter near the finish. Sweet and tasty.

But it’s made with water, malts, hops, and yeast. Shouldn’t this be an alias for Honkers Ale?

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