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RATINGS: 1802   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   IBU: 37   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Complex, roasty aroma with a bittersweet, chocolate-coffee taste and a bold hop presence.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 17, 2006
12oz bottle. Black as pitch. Spotty tan head. Cocoa and toffee nose. Ful and rich with a caramel sugary plummy flavor. Very well done.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2006
Small head, very dark brown body. Light fishy, vegetal aroma, sour. Taste is huge roasted malts, soy. Light spiciness adds to balance. Some ethanol. Great finishing bitterness.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jake65 (3493) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - OCT 13, 2006
Bottle: Deep, dark brown pour with three fingers of tan and foamy head. Taste is true to a porter with coffee, roasted malt, chocolates, bittersweetness, and hop tones. Nice rich feel, not at all watery like some of the other ratings. Very nice porter!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - OCT 8, 2006
Nice looking, quite dark with no head. Not much going on in the aroma, some toasted malts and thats about it. I though this felt abit thin for a porter, but it wasnt too bad. The same toasted malts came through in the taste, plus some chocolate flavours. There is a bit of a hop presence, but its barely perceptable. Overall this is pretty good, but overall its not really that great.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2006
Bottle. Pours a very dark, almost opaque ink body. Small, quick tan head that leaves a thin ring and slight lacing. Great aroma of dark chocolate, with some vanilla, coffee and hop scents. Smooth roasty flavor with a good bitter finish. Full of chocolate and malt. A bit on the med./thinner side. Cant really say anything bad about this beer. Another solid offering from Great Lakes.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LeopoldStoch (201) - Green, Ohio, USA - OCT 2, 2006
Very big roasty aroma wit some hints of chocolate in here as well. Nice aroma overall. A nice motuhfeel, but as others have said it may be a little too thin in the finish. Wonderful taste going on this beer. Some bittersweet chocolate taste as the cmmercial description says, followed by some very subtle black coffee bitterness. Not much is present on the hops front, but still a very good beer. Overall pretty good, and another quality beer from Geat Lakes...at least ohio has good beer!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - SEP 29, 2006
What a great porter this is. Super dark, small head. Smells like coffee and chocolate, just as one would expect from a high quality Porter. The only downside to this beer is the watery mouthfeel. Id like to see a little more thickness. Flavors are complex and mesh together perfectly. A world class porter. One of the best I have had yet.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 26, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2007 Pours dark chocolate in the glass, with a medium, frothy tan head; some big-bubble formation and pleasant lacing. A good deal of milk chocolate in the nose; some hints of smoke. Medium mouthfeel, lacking a bit of concentration; almost watery. Dominant notes are dark chocolate and coffee, finishing with a smoky robustness. Hardly the most concentrated porter, but still pretty tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2006
Pours almost black, ruby red around the edges. Cream colored head left some lacing. Aroma was kind of creamy, also some roasted nuts and just a hint of coffee. Some hops in the nose as well. Roasty, chocolatey flavor and an awesome use of hops! Well balanced beer.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 17, 2006
Sampled at Great Lakes in Cleveland. I Loooves this beer. Dark brown with a swirling off white head. Roasted aroma. 3 distinct hops. This was a winner even amonst the non-craft beer crowd. A mst have and Ive packed some for the trip home.


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