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88
style
RATINGS: 767   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A unique Highland creation, this robust beer is black in color, very malty with hints of chocolate-roasted flavor and a well balanced hop character.

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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5945) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 25, 2006
A roasted/burnt malt aroma. Pours up with a frothy light brown head that hangs around a little longer than many. Looks really good in the glass just a tad more red than some. Has a good initial bitter and decent finishing bitter. Medium body, with a dry, slightly watery texture. Has good soft carbonation on the drink. Easliy an above average brew.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thardy (1) - USA - FEB 19, 2006 does not count
One of my favorite beers. It has a nice thick head, though not as creamy as you might expect. THe coloring is a dark, almost chocolate color with an amber tinge. Good luck trying to look through the glass with this beer. It has a rich aroma and actually reminded me somewhat of a chocolate yogurt that I enjoy. The taste is rich and sweet but not sickeningly as with some sweeter porters. IT has a very smooth finish and little or no bitterness in the aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MikeMac (185) - Wyandotte, Michigan, USA - FEB 4, 2006
Thanks Quiver. Pours a dark brown to almost black. What little head fizzles away quickly. Faint roast malt and choclolate in the aroma.Very dry roast malt flavor up front followed with some dark fruit to moalsses. Mouthfel is somewhat grainy. Not bad but lacks a few things to make it a higher score.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (5865) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 25, 2006
Dark brown with a tinge of orange when held to the light. Taller somewhat fluffy dull tan head. Chocolate and molasses aromas overpower the somewhat citric hops. Very dark and rick in the aroma, but somethings just dont seem to meld together. Dry roasty flavors with a light lush feel. Dark chocolate, chocolate malt, and just a touch of black malt bitterness. Very drinkable. A true brew for a working person.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2006
Bottle courtesy of Jonathan3584. Brown, mahogany edges when held to light. Beige head fades to film. Coats glass quite nicely. Aroma rather muted, but hints of chocolate, sweet malt and grain/oats. Flavor much the same, with a big residuel sweetness in the finish. Nice mouthfeel, a little less carbonation would go a long way. Nice porter, just lacks a tiny bit in each category. Little tweaking in the aroma and flavor could make this a borderline 4.0 beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Delirium (661) - Falmouth, Cornwall, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2007 Bottle. Pours a dark reddish-amber, with a thick tan head that lingers and leaves nice lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, slightly sweet molasses, and just a hint of citrus. Taste is mildly sweet and roasty, with flavors of molasses, oats, a bit of chocolate, and some bitterness on the finish that increases towards the end of the glass. Smooth and slightly creamy. Very good and quite drinkable; one of my favorite "default" beers.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2006
Thanks a million Brad for sending this one my way. Opaque dark ruby, with great mocha skin and spiderwebs. Roasted aromas match up well with coffee and chocolate. The mouth is teased with dark chocolate, roasted malt, and espresso. SIlky smooth and coating. The pepto bismol of porters, if you will. Lingering bitter hop-coffee finish. Very well made. Thanks again Brad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - JAN 16, 2006
Smooth, silky, seductive. Nice job on creating a solid easily quaffable porter. Spot on color for a dark red porter and the chocolate and roast are all in check.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
shrubber85 (10932) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 9, 2006
Bottle. Dark chocolate and molasses malt aroma. Dark brown color with small head. Strong chocolate malt flavor with a slight burnt grain and hops finish. Nice full palate which is closer to a stout in mouthfeel. A great porter.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
j2112oe (3) - USA - DEC 18, 2005 does not count
The best beer I have had to date. Dark color, great head retention. great mouthfeel, a sense of thickness. Distinct licorice taste. perfection.


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