RATINGS: 1793   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fomentateur (110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2004
Deep dark brown in color with a nice tan head. Roasted and chocolate malts in the aroma with a hint of hops (perhaps fuggle). Clean crisp flavor, very well balanced in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 10, 2004
Dark brown with a ruby tinge. Tan, bubbly head. Aromas of coffee, smoke and roasted malts, accompanied by some hops. Very roasty and full of chocolate, coffee and malt. Dries out on the finish with hops tying it all up. My favorite Great Lakes regular bottling. Perfect partner for Browns games.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2004
Dark brown w/ some garnet/ruby highlights and lasting tan head. Coffee roasted grain aromas, more irish stout like than porter; hints of diacetyl add to complexity of aroma and chocolate as it warms along with a light herbal hop. When it nears room temp, it displays some dark fruit character as well. Roasty malt coffee flavor, well balanced with dark grain and hop bitterness. Lightly chocolatey. finish and aftertaste are bittersweet and semi dry. Overall smooth m/f, but lightly dry before it warms; medium light body and low carbonation, but slightly prickly. I've not had this one for a while, but it's as good as I remember it the last time. Aromas are more complex than flavors, but still a quite good beer. Goes well w/ veal parmesan.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - APR 6, 2004
Dark brown/black color with a thick creamy tan head and lots of lacing. The aroma is smoky with some sweet coffee and light dark malts. The flavor is creamy and hoppy with lots of chocolate and nice subtle roastiness. Very balanced porter with some smoke and creamy, I like this one very well! Thanks BBB!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2004
Dark brown with mahogany edges, a creamy off white head and sheet lacing. Wet malts of roast, smoke, chocolate and coffee. Quite hoppy indeed. Chocolate and roast malts along with some coffee notes. A touch of smoke followed by caramel. Nice and hoppy. Both floral and citrus in there. Sticky palate, medium body and a touch of alcohol in the bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thetrifecta (29) - Bells country, Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2004 Pours into the porter glass with the look of dark-stained cherry and smells like roasted coffee and raisins. Light carbonation, probably natural, has a mouth watering head and leaves lacing as if straight from a masters loom. Drinkable beer with a full mouth feel and meaty body. Nice hops finish, with an amazing roasty aftertaste. Great beer available (at least around the great lakes) at most grocery stores for a fair price. Excellent choice for a night with some buddies and a good Dominican.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Terminus (3626) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 3, 2004
12 oz bottle-pours a deep deep ruby red hue-almost black with aggressive carbonation. very small tan head that left in an instant. awesome smokeyness on the aroma-along side the smoke are its partners, coffee, burnt wood, expresso and chocolate. The flavors match the aroma very nicely. This could be my fav porter now. Even though this porter isn;t one of the thicker or darker types, the flavors are just amazing. WORLD CLASS! Big thanks to Jsquire sending this my way as an added bonus!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtw (1161) - farmington, Michigan, USA - APR 1, 2004
very nice smoky aroma of chocolate and malt. the body is very sweet, with a definite malt dominance. finishes a little dry, with a solid bitterness. unfortunately the bitterness comes after the malt instead of with the malt....still very good.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2004
Aroma of chocolate, malt, and roast. Smells sweet. Decent head, though brown clumping in middle. Very dark brown to black. Nice color. Tastes of malt, chocolate, and toffee. Quite sweet. Chocolate is the strongest flavor. Quite tasty. Dry finish, easy drink. Overall, a tasty, decent porter. It could be dryer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2004
Nearly opaque and with a sizable head of mostly loose bubbles. Cookie dough in the aroma with some cocoa notes and roasted malt. Medium bodied and smooth. Great mix of flavors, coffee, roasted malt and a slight hop bitterness. Great Porter and a good session beer at that.

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