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RATINGS: 1797   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   IBU: 37   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Complex, roasty aroma with a bittersweet, chocolate-coffee taste and a bold hop presence.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jb (3114) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2005
Ron brought a couple of these over tonight. A fine brewer. This was a nice reddish brown color with a light tan thin head. Fruity, toasted aroma. Hoppy palate with a finish of toasted malt and hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - OCT 6, 2005
A nice and roasty porter with slight chocolate undertones. Smooth and moderate on the palate. The hops dont really show up in the middle but add some bitterness on the end. A very drinkable, nice porter. Clean, with a nice roasty coffee aroma. A good beer that is not overstated at all.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jzzbassman (1588) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 2, 2005
Strange aroma that had a metallic edge predominating. Dark brown with a nice tan head. Flavor was really good with light coffee, a really good chocolate malt, and hops on the back of the tongue. Smooth and full texture made this a wonderful porter outside of the aroma. Thanks to OhioDad for this wonderful Ohio brew.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Duckbutter (4) - Liberty, Indiana, USA - SEP 30, 2005 does not count
Man Oh Man - what a Beer !!! If you like the "Porters" here it is !! Kudoos to the Great Lakes Gang ! As mentioned in many of the other rates: strong hints of chocolate and coffee. Keep us the great work guys !!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
davidoc (113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2005
Quite hoppy, tasty as served in a bottle. One cant help thinking of the famous song by the same name while drinking. Superior its said never gives up her dead, and I certainly wouldnt give up the opportunity to drink this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ahole (38) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 24, 2005
Dark roast here. High in bitter hop bite. Notes of chocolate, and coffee. Maybe a tiny bit too carbonated. Not a typical porter in myu opinion, this almost reminds me of a hopped up stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Axic10 (3) - Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2005 does not count
Very nice black color. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Not a strong overbearing beer that I recommend to people who arent big on dark beers. First had it at Great Lakes while I was planning a move to Cleveland. As soon as I settled in I bought a six pack. Prefer it on tap, but out of the bottle is a close second.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IMtheOptimator (1167) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - SEP 16, 2005
Thanks to OhioDad for this beer.

Poured black with ruby highlites and a creamy light-tan head. Pleasant aroma of coffee, chocolate-covered cherries, and a touch of hops. Taste feels rather hop-driven... intense grassiness, weakly supported by coffee grounds and a tiny bit of bittersweet chocolate. Body is average, but somewhat thin for a porter. Not really understanding this one... too much grassy hops for my taste, not enough malty sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SB (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2005 From Bottle: From the first sip I was in heaven. Taste like dark roasted coffee and chocolate. So smooth, so easy to drink. I was sad when I looked at my empty bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Quixote18 (236) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - SEP 14, 2005
Complex porter, good finish. Not much to say except YUM!!! Would recommend. Ive yet to have something from this brewer that I dislike.

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