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RATINGS: 218   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This robust porter has a full body with some hints of chocolate from the chocolate malt and midnight wheat. The mild noble hop aroma showcases the roasty flavors and subtle fruit and spice notes of the artisan-roasted Fair Trade/Organic coffee of Black Mountain, NC’s Dynamite Roasting Co.

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4.1
zgaier (1962) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2012
Pours a dark dark with a creamy tan head and aroma of coffee. Taste is great, heavy coffee with roasted malt and chocolate flavors and a slight bitter finish. Drinkable, nice brew, can taste the coffee throughout.

2.9
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Bottle. Black with a small tan head. Not expecting this dark of a beer. Aroma is coffee and chocolate. Pretty thin bodied. Taste is chocolate and not much else. Some roast malt gives this a slight coffee character. Maybe if it was 5 degrees out I’d like this more, but it just isn’t doing it for me at the moment.

3.9
edgallow (4367) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 9, 2012
22 oz bomber pours black with a thin tan head. Aroma of coffee and malts. Taste is the malts, chocolate and a hint of coffee. Nice beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
changeup45 (1731) - Lake Mary, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2012
Bottle. Pours a deep brown color with a thin tan head. The aroma is fairly subtle and basic; coffee grounds, dark chocolate, and notes of this paper bag smell. Flavor is slightly roasty with coffee grounds dominating the taste. Nothing bold or creamy though and the body is a touch thin. Like a basic black cup of coffee. Some dark chocolate again mixes in here, with perhaps some oats, and caramel too. This finishes a little dry and roasty but also kind of empty. Pretty basic but not bad at all.

3.1
fluffy (2472) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2012
probably one of the drier porters ive ever had. the coffee flavor is there, and its a very black coffee kinda taste. not bad, but in the end doesnt do much for me overall.

2.7
Jabic (660) - Plainfield, Vermont, USA - MAR 7, 2012
Ar: Burnt coffee, ash, and a touch of pepper phenolics. Ap: Black center with clear brown highlights on the edges - small tan head with moderate retention and a light ring of lacing. T: Sweet dark caramel and light roast coffee up front - light bitterness and cola mid-palate - finishes very abruptly. P: Medium body with medium carbonation - finish is somewhat watery. O: This beer began with promise, nice nose and flavor up front, but seemed to fall apart soon after - watery quality just takes a lot away from it.

3.8
djd07 (15341) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2012
Bottle shared at RBWG 2012. Pours a dark brown with a small off white head. The aroma is a strong roast and coffee. Medium mouthfeel with a roadsted coffed with a nice spicey finish. A very good porter from Highland.

3.5
Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2012
Bottle shared at RBWG- Pour is dark brown, Nose is heavy coffee, dark chocolate malts, alcohol...Taste is chocolate malts, coffee, acidity, earth...Palate is bold, with coffee..A nice coffee porter.

3.7
drowland (8938) - Georgia, USA - FEB 29, 2012
2/29/12. 12oz bottle thanks to decaturstevo! Dark brown pour with a nice, thick brown head that cuts in half but sticks in spotty rings. Nice aroma with sweet and dark chocolates, slightly tart and acidic, but nice coffee, and smooth maltiness. Nice smooth chocolate and coffee combo in the flavor with lingering coffee and a hint of tartness and grain. Nice.

3.1
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2012
Bottle shared at the RBWG in Austin. Darker brown pour with a tan head. Aroma is light coffee and a little burn. Taste is green, lots of coffee, and a little dirty.


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