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RATINGS: 1756   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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbdpsu82 (95) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2013
Pours thin with not much head. Appearance is a deep brown, but slightly translucent. Smells a hint of coffee and roasted malt. Tastes fairly bland with a thin mouthfeel. Good flavor, just a little light. Good beer, wouldn't buy a case or anything though


3.6
AjHtoma (12) - - NOV 21, 2017
Bottle. Rich, bitter, with hints of coffee. Good qualf. Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
piraat83 (21) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - NOV 19, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2017 Pours an amber brown with a thick white head. A little more hoppy tasting than a typical porter. Crisp but with a coffee taste. A really nice example of a classic porter.

4.4
Bill Becker (1779) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 31, 2017
From Nov 2007 I got this in a trade with autumnaldave. Thanks Dave! This pours from 12oz bottle(best by 2/11/08) a clear dark brown with reddish hues and a small 1 finger head of foam that recedes to a fine broken layer after some time but the good lacing lasts even longer. Very appealing to look at in my glass. The smell is of chocolate, roasted malt, and a touch of hops. The taste is big roasted and caramel malt and chocolate notes with a nice thick mouthfeel and light carbonation. More sips in and there's a mild infusion of hop bitterness that takes the edge off the sweetness a bit and it does a nice job of it. Wonderful bitterish aftertaste going on here. Wow. Tasty as heck but so damn smooth drinking and for me, something I'd consider quite sessionable. I can't get over how nice the chocolate is in this Porter and how well all the flavours work together. I just found my new favourite example of the style, me thinks. This is one that certainly deserves to be sought out! Thanks again, Dave!!

3.7
Itzjerm (3119) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - OCT 30, 2017
A nice toasty porter. Sweet and smokey all at the same time. Has a balm e. Light watery finish. Lasting head. By far best offering. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
47574xeCD (1266) - Coventry, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2017 12oz bottle at Welsh man Inn Chagrin Falls Ohio. Poured jet black with beige head. Coffee dark chocolate roasted malts and barley. Excellent rich porter.

4.5
higgsbison (268) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2017
A wonderful Porter. Smooth, medium bodied, Nice complexity. Perfectly balanced bitter sweetness. Soft carbonation. Notes of strong black coffee and unsweetened cocoa. I love this beer. This time it was more difficult to drink too intense and bitter. I did have it rated 4.6 But I am going to knock it down to 4.0 until trying again Right now I am drinking a Fullers London Porter and I notice the Edmund Fitzgerald is very similar it just amps up all the characters of fullers I've had this a number of times now. I love this beer. I notice I never mentioned it is better as it warms up a bit, It really Mellows and smooths out. Bumped it back up to a 4.5 July 2017. Yum August 2017 this has been my go to beer lately ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
beern (200) - Alabama, USA - JUL 28, 2017
Pours jet black and opaque with a tan head with good retention. Tastes of oak, malt and coffee. It’s medium bodied bodied with moderate to lively carbonation.

5
Appl044 (1) - westfield, New Jersey, USA - JUL 27, 2017 does not count
If you are into porters, this is among the best. Deep palate, hints of coffee and roast. Dark color.

4.1
sjohnny (674) - - JUL 13, 2017
Toast. Malt. Hint of coffee. Hint of earth. Dark brown almost black. Quarter inch medium tan head that just stays and stays. Burnt toast. Sharp finish. Earthy. Just screams "classic Porter". ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
Rex_Remes (262) - Bonyhad, HUNGARY - JUL 10, 2017
(12oz bottle) AROMA: coffee, roasted malt, smokey, toast, kahlua, leather, some spices, black pepper APPEARANCE: Rich dark brown, dense coffee froth TASTE: coffee, dark chocolate, earth, spice, burnt wood, roasted vegetables, some caramel sweetness up front, residual dryness on the finish. PALATE: medium-to-full bodied, soft and creamy on the front, not overly heavy, lightly fizzy, relatively clean and refreshing through the front and middle, some bitter on the finish, average lingering. OVERALL: very drinkable porter, not too heavy, solid body and flavors, an interesting beer, a good every day porter.


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