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RATINGS: 1801   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerenberger (1602) - Fischer, Texas, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, and chocolate. Pours an opaque black with a quickly dissipating tan head and minor lacing. Taste is rich. Roasted malts, rich smooth coffee, hints of chocolate with a nice bitter note in the finish. Medium-full body with medium soft carbonation. Overall, this is an excellant porter. Very tasty. Very rich. Vey drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ehaak26 (360) - - MAR 21, 2017
Bottle given to me by a friend into a snifter. Aroma of cocoa and coffee malts.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
balloonbuffoon (57) - - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
handmuffin (17) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aggiebob (1009) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (6356) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
basaywhat (245) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2017
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark opaque black with a thin layer of tan head. Aroma of coffee and roasted malts. Taste is great, with a well balanced coffee and roasted malt combo with hints of chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ronritter (434) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 26, 2017
12 oz bottle Dark brown with beige head. Aroma is of cocoa, coffee, roasted malts. Taste follows aroma

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hopper8 (92) - Holland, Michigan, USA - JAN 8, 2017
Its a really good beer, and has a forward grapefruit hop presence. Not the best Porter Ive ever had though. Would probably take a pass for some other porters.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Block (2495) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2016
Backlog entry: I had this one at the brewery. Its a solid beer, nothing too unusual or stand-out. Im surprised this beer is Top 50, a solid representation.

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