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RATINGS: 1805   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   IBU: 37   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Complex, roasty aroma with a bittersweet, chocolate-coffee taste and a bold hop presence.

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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 20, 2005
Dark brown pour, with a small tan head. Not quite opaque, but approaching it. Roasty coffee/malt aroma. Flavor is surprisingly chocolaty, with a very coffee dominate finish. Some English hops are present in the finish, but arent overpowering, even at the 60 IBUs they claim. Fairly dry finish. Good mouthfeel -- creamy and thick compared to most other porters Ive had.


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ginotarugo (30) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2017
Pours a very dark color. Dont care for the taste - Very bitter with an unpleasant aftertaste that lingers. Absolutely wont be drinking again.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
freekyp (2111) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 28, 2017
The porter to compare all other American porters to, EF is superbly roast with deep coffee and blackstrap molassses tones. Super drinkable but hearty. Pours dark brown and leaves long legs of tan lacing. Robust yet pairable with any pub grub. True to Its English roots.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosskyle (627) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 27, 2017
12oz Bottle. Black color with a tan head. Roasted malt chocolate aroma. Roasted malt dark chocolate vanilla flavour. Medium light body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StoutBeerReviews (120) - Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2017
most memorable factor being the sexy branding but also the chalky milk cocoa character. feels good on the taste buds lol. didnt seem quite as complex as people are telling it, but great none the less.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ehaak26 (423) - - MAR 21, 2017
Bottle given to me by a friend into a snifter. Aroma of cocoa and coffee malts.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
balloonbuffoon (142) - - MAR 18, 2017
12floz bottle with a BBD of 07.24.2017. Paid $10 as a single in a mix-six, six-packs go for about the same in the Metro-East area of St. Louis. Ive had this before, and it still holds up as the champ of American porters available. Dark in appearance with little light able to shine through. Smells like brown sugar oatmeal, which transcends to perfect moderately roasted and semi-sweet palate. Im always satisfied when I drink this beer. Its well balanced, possesses simple complexity (oxymoron, yeah but its an apt description), and immensely flavorful and drinkable. I could go on to detail broad verbiage about how it tastes, but no need as it pins the style down with a blue ribbon from me.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ChristoFells (1) - Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2017 does not count
This beer is everything you would want in a porter. Great Lakes has always produced quality product and this is no different. Full body with a clean finish. The main quality of this porter is it delivers a bold flavor while avoiding a bitter aftertaste. If youve never tried a porter before, this is a great one to try.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
handmuffin (30) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 28, 2017
Served from bottle into glass at home. Pours black with strong sepia colored head. Somewhat underwhelming mild roasted malt aroma with hint of coffee. What was lacking in aroma is more than made up for in flavor. Classic porter taste, creamy roasty toasty malt and subdued chocolate and coffee notes. Low medium bitterness, like dark chocolate and no detectable hops. Smooth mouthfeel, low carbonation and superb drinkability.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aggiebob (1046) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - FEB 19, 2017
Bottle. It poured black with a mocca head. The aroma was dark chocolate and coffee bean. The flavor includes roasted malt, chocolate and some light dark fruits. It has a thin oily mouth feel. I liked this the first time I had it in Cleveland years ago and I still think it is a very good Porter.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (6474) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 13, 2017
Tap at Darryls, Greensboro. Colour is clear dark brown with small white head. Aromas and flavors: Coffee, chocolate and roasted malts. Pretty nice.


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