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RATINGS: 220   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   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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3.9
beersearcher (2383) - Glendale, California, USA - FEB 7, 2014
There is a medium hit of light and silky coffee on the nose but that is then replaced with pure, straight up milk chocolate. And that flavor dominates the rest of the 12oz. And I mean that in the best possible sense. The coffee flirts underneath and as it warms a bit more coffee ground bitterness does rear its head but primarily this is like hot chocolate and I liked it.

3.5
Strykzone (7658) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Sampled at Sunny Point. Black with a little beige ring. A coffee and chocolate nose. Chocolate leads and it is sweet and creamy. Coffee isdrier and the roastednotes are moderate at best. A lot of lactose in here as well as earth.

3.6
BeerandBlues2 (13813) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Tap at Sunny Point. Pours opaque black with a small, fizzy beige head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is coffee, chocolate and roast malt, earthy and spicy hops with herbal notes, leather and prunes. Flavor is dark malt dominant with heavy coffee, earthy and spicy hops with dark fruits and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.4
thebsmitty (138) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2014
Draft. Pours black with medium lingering head with a bit of lacing. Smell is roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, earthy. Taste follows, but heavier earth notes. Thin body. Decent.

3.4
devman171 (1223) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Bottle, aroma is strong espresso beans. Taste is coffee roast with a sweet medium finish

3.5
phaleslu (10652) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2014
12 oz. bottle shared by DrSilverworm- thanks again, Chris! Pours a cloudy brown color with almost no head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, leaves, and earth. Flavor of tobacco, earth, coffee, spice, chocolate, and toast. Light-bodied, with moderate to medium carbonation and a roasty mouthfeel. Nice coffee porter.

3.4
Chudwick (3367) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - JAN 24, 2014
I had a lot to say about this beer but then it went away. Any who coffee coffee. Let down.

3.5
AWISLguy (3327) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Bottle from Total Wine in Stuart. Pours a very dark brown with a tan head, leaving very little lace. Aroma has coffee .... and coffee. Wow, like cold coffee to the nose, with some caramel underneath. Coffee fan, so that was terrific. Taste is of coffee, and sweet caramel, and some chocolate. Fairly thin Light to medium bodied. First half glass was cellar temperature and the refrigerator temp was far superior. Finishes coffee bitter with some sweetness, and perhaps a bit short. Enjoyably tasty, very coffee porter, just somewhat thin. Rating - due to the 5 compartments - probably higher than where this should be. Aroma WAS very nice. Taste WAS thin, but tasty enough. Finished nicely bittersweet. Add some depth and to a coffee-enjoyer, this would be easily 4+ total. Very nice smell and good flavors.

3.5
DocJitsu (2035) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2014
Pours a nearly opaque dark brown color with a dark reddish-tan head. Coffee on milk chocolate aromas. A little thin for the style. Micropinching carbonation scrub starting midway. Smoky olive, fruity, coffee, and faint dark chocolate flavors. Pretty acidic.

3.7
bkurtz (1134) - LITHUANIA - JAN 14, 2014
Pours dark brown with a good sized, creamy head. Strong aromas of coffee and chocolate. Bitter chocolate flavor works well with the roasted malts, making a solid porter.


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