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Dark and full-bodied, this is our interpretation of the classic English Porter style. Made with nine varieties of malt and assertively hopped, our porter is packed with flavor. Strong coffee and chocolate tones create a special brew for those advancing on the path of fine beer appreciation.

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3.5
Gurst (338) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 30, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2005 Extremely dark, jet black color. Heavy aroma and taste of darkly roasted coffee and chocolate. Flavor is dusty, earthy. Seems too thin to me, but still is quite good.

3.5
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - AUG 21, 2006
Black body with small, tan head. The aroma is chocolate, roast, molasses and coffee. The flavor is milk chocolate and burnt. Dry with soft carbonation and thin.

3.5
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2007
On-tap at the Great Dane on Doty. I thought this beer had an impressive array of flavors in it for a porter - it was roasty, buttery, and a bit sour. More complexity than I’ve become accustomed to from a porter. This beer poured a thin opaque black. Aroma was pleasantly malty and roasted, with some fairly subtle burned notes. Flavors were roasty at first, with a full-mouth butteriness I usually associate with some red wines. Later, as it warmed, I got a bit of sourness also. Mouthfeel was a bit flat and thin. All-in-all, I would recommend.

3.5
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2008
Growler courtesy of Pepsican. Big roasted malt aroma, light tart notes, chocolate and coffee. The body is full on black and holds a thinnish tan head. The first sip is all bitter black chocolate and roasted/burnt malt flavors. Coffee, espresso even, is also very prominent. The finish is intensely coffee/dark chocolate accented with some off-putting ashy notes. On the whole a fairly robust porter that has more roasted accents than the norm.

3.5
jmcgavin12 (492) - Madison, USA - MAY 28, 2013
Pours dark brown with frothy tan head. Heavy malty aroma with hoppy notes. Balanced malty sweetness with a bit of hoppy finish makes for an overall amazing porter. Love the heavy dark cocoa nibs aroma and hint of coffee on the finish

3.5
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Overall pretty good porter, tap at the brewery, dark chocolate, lots of flavor

3.4
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 24, 2004
Mild scent w/ little carbination.. hint of chocolate in the smell. This is a black beer, that holds little head, but has a full flavor strongly hinting of chocolate w/ a hint of hopps

3.4
troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2006
(Tap) Pours a very dark brown color with a small beige head. Coffee aroma and taste, with some burnt caramel in the taste as well. A good and balanced porter, which really makes the beer. Mouthfeel is a little thin for the style, but still a good brew.

3.4
TheEnemy (564) - Chicago, USA - JAN 7, 2007
On tap.
Pours a dark red-brown that allows a lot of light to pass through when held up to a light. A tan head with long retention sits atop the liquid all the way to the bottom but leaves surprisingly little lace on its way down. Aroma is dry-roast, earthy, grainy, and a very small hint of oddly placed mint. Strange. No mint in the flavor though, which is dry, almost burnt-carbon earthy grain up front, followed by a nice does of toffee and caramel. A tiny hint of dried fruit shows up as the beer warms. Disappointingly flat palate. A very drinkable porter.

3.4
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 06/22/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub, Madison

black, scant beige head, dry dark chocolte and fresh roasted coffee aroma, creamy body, rich dark chocolate flavor, nice sweet character brings out the chocolate, a touch of roasted adds complexity,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+/4


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