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RATINGS: 1793   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   IBU: 37   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Complex, roasty aroma with a bittersweet, chocolate-coffee taste and a bold hop presence.

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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dirtyc (173) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2008
Can taste the coffee and chocolate, a nice roasty porter... I am a big fan of Great Lakes.. never met a Great Lakes that I didnt like


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hopper8 (73) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Block (2375) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cantabrian (1075) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 17, 2016
Aroma: 6 ashes, bitter, sour cherry, some dark chocolate, a touch of coffee. Appearance: 4 Dark brown, creamy off-white head Taste: 6 Not bad. Same as aroma. Less coffee. Palate: 4 Creamy, velvety. Could be fuller body. Overall: 14 Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (4678) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2016
12 oz bottle. Deep brown with an average beige head. Aroma is of cocoa, coffee, roasted malts, earth and nutmeg. Taste is of cola, cocoa, hazelnuts, nutmeg, and licorice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
travita (4924) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2016
Bottle. The look is brownish to black in color, a beige head, and clearish. The smell is chalky, roasty, chocolate, malt, burnt sugar, and good. The taste is malty, burnt, chocolate, and good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnstledger8 (1009) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 31, 2016
Bottle. Pours an opaque dark reddish brown with a mostly lasting light beige tight bubbly head. Aroma is of coffee, dark chocolate, biscuit, caramel, dark fruits. Taste is of coffee, dark chocolate dark fruits, nuts, biscuits, caramel, bitter roasted finish. Thin watery to oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mambossa (319) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 30, 2016
Fresh bottle from the brewery. Nearly-opaque with mahogany glow. Chocolate-espresso malt notes, some bright tobacco, earthy herbal notes of noble hops. Flavor is chocolately with a nice grainy maltiness, hints of smooth espresso and cacao, lingering with the alpha acids of spicy and citrus noble hops. A no-brainer porter. Those in favor of dark beers shouldnt hesitate to grab this one. Clean, balanced, proper. A solid go-to for those who love dark beers with modest abv.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Larry_Duffman (453) - - OCT 10, 2016
I had it on tap. It pours a dark brown with a nice, tan head and lacing. The aroma is roasted coffee and chocolate. The taste is coffee, chocolate, and tobacco. The sweetness is subtle. The bitterness is strong. Theres a lot of flavor here.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
OrthoDoc (189) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 21, 2016
Aroma of sweet chocolate, roasted malt, and light tobacco. Taste follows the nose pretty closely. Like most porters the mouthfeel is a bit too thin for my liking. That being said, this brings a lot of flavor for a 6% abv beer. This one is on par with Founders Porter except for the thin mouthfeel.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zgpt (39) - Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 24, 2016
Pours black with small head very little aroma. Excellent crisp flavor and very good palate slightly light for easy drinking. Not very creamy texture which doesn't harm it. Love the name ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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