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RATINGS: 1808   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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4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
uvajed (187) - Ravenna, Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2013
12oz bottle. Dark, dark brown, not quite black, 1" light brown/tan head, medium lacing. Sweet, roasted aroma. Taste is same, very mild bitterness, perfectly balanced and S M O O T H with a clean finish. If there is a better porter, I really need to try it!


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
randy1969 (29) - Marengo, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2017
Dark brown appearance. Aroma is malty with chocolate. Taste is cola with chocolate. More of a bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eRock_2013 (457) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 7, 2017
Was finally able to snag a bottle of this while on a recent trip up North, brought it home to SC and currently enjoying this outside on a beautiful cool spring afternoon. This exceptional rendition of a classic American porter pours a dark brown-black color with translucent highlights of ruby-brown, and has a bright off-white khaki head. Lots of foam and bubbles at the top but not as much lacing from this bottle. Regardless, this brew releases a fresh roasty chocolate malt aroma with notes of wood smoke and mocha. Flavor features a dark slightly smokey cocoa and coffee bean maltiness along with a mild but recognizable northwest hoppy bitterness, and finishes with a bittersweet dark chocolate taste. A hint of vanilla was also present. The hoppiness is clean and herbal, which distinguishes this from the more earthy hops of this brews London porter cousins. This beer has a surprisingly light-medium body given the complexity of the flavor, distinctly smooth and refreshing on the palate for a porter. A great example of balanced drinkability with complexity, light enough to drink casually but sophisticated enough to sip and savor. I would love to find this one again, would be a go-to porter for me if only there was the availability down south.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dacrza (940) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2017
DATE: April 27, 2017... OCCASION: uncapping an Ohio classic--how havent I had this already?!--as I expect the Browns to finally find a classic of their own (Myles Garrett?)... GLASSWARE: Stoudts autographed pint...pours a nice, dark body that floats a thick brown head, fluffy and effervescent enough... brilliant, thick chocolate, coffee bean, roasted toffee, slight caramel, suppressed hoppiness--slight citrus, yes... boldly announces itself at just 5.8% ABV... instantaneous warmth, with a thick creaminess that acts as a dessert unto itself... peat and chocolate linger at the finish, while teeth buzz with hoppy presence.... medium-bodied, tremendously drinkable... avoids the cola cliche of lesser porters, with the sweet, peaty finish that evokes a scotch ale...caramel, coffee, oak, and soft vanilla--a lot packed into this one... versatile, powerful, rewarding--like Myles Garrett?--and another victory for one of the best things going for Cleveland... what a great everyday porter, as the style was no doubt intended to be...

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ginotarugo (62) - 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 (2142) - 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 (643) - 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 (466) - - 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 (205) - - 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.


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