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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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3.6
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Bottle pours black with a tan head. Big coffee scent with choclate and roasted malt. Taste is the same. Thin for a porter.

3.4
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2012
12oz bottle from JCB, thanks Jason! Pours a black body with a finger-width, creamy, dark brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is slightly stale, cheaper smelling coffee with some sourness. A good amount of milky dark chocolate malts with a moderate sweetness as well as a light roast, vanilla, and touch of bitterness. There is a bit of a spice to this that comes out more as it warms. Flavor is better. The coffee is big and does taste a bit cheap, but its not as stale as the aroma. A light herbal hopping in the middle blends nicely with the coffee. Solid milky dark chocolate malt backing offering a medium-light sweetness with some vanilla as well. Coffee picks up towards the end with a bit of a creme as this finishes with a light-medium, roasty, herbal, coffee bitterness that dries with just enough of a chocolate sweetness before leaving a lengthy aftertaste with a touch of ash coming out. Medium, smooth body with a moderate carbonation. Overall, not a bad coffee porter. The coffee isn’t my favorite variety, but its well balanced with a nice chocolate malt sweetness and light hopping. Finishes well and remains easy drinking throughout.

3.6
italianjohn (3228) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Pitch black pour little bit of an orange hue with a thin off white head .... Aroma of bitter dark chocolate, mostly bitter dark roasted coffee, caramel malts ... Taste of dark bitter chocolate, roasted coffee, caramel malts and bitter hops .... Has a nice bitter hoppy bite on the backend very well represented on the roasted side that’s for sure .... Finish is dry and bitter ... Body is thin but this is definitely a nice coffee porter

3.8
Palidor19 (3193) - Brandon, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Strong coffee flavor with a touch of oats. Has a dark toasted malt bitterness . Hops are there but not dominate. This a fantastic beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
Itzjerm (3074) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JAN 24, 2016
Thin fading heads. A bit thin on the tongue. Slight coffee bitterness. Strong coffee. Flavored. Nice beer though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
Shag (3036) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - DEC 13, 2011
Pitch black with very little head. Aroma contains some chocolate and coffee. Flavor is rather bitter with some coffee, dark chocolate, and licorice. Full bodied and bitter. Overall a good beer.

3.5
MadRobin (2988) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Poured from 12 oz. bottle. Opaque, near black with a thin tan head and very good lacing. Aroma of roasted coffee, roasted malt, chocolate and tons more coffee. Taste of intense roasted coffee, chocolate and roasted malt. Medium/light body and medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
rdixon77 (2948) - Georgia, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Solid. Cola colored. Roast, char, coffee, Cocoa. Medium bodied with a dry finish. Nice on a cold day.

3.7
DCLawyer (2903) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Bottle->tumbler. Deep brown with small offwhite head. Great coffee and malt aroma; taste is coffee with roasted and chocolate malt. Bittersweet coffee aftertaste is quite pleasant. Very good.

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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