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RATINGS: 223   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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3.9
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2013
November 2012. From bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Coffee, chocolate, spice and roasted malt aromas. Coffee shows well throughout with the spice. Bitter hops on the finish.

3.7
durhambeer (2585) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2011
Bought a 12-pack of this and almost forgot to rate it. Pours nearly black, just brown around the edges. Pours with a small head, but otherwise mostly flat. Nose is roasty coffee and cocoa nibs. Yum. Taste is a bit thin, as is the palate. Extra love for the cheap price tag.

3.5
Errl (2577) - 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.

4.2
dimenhetfield (2554) - , Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2012
12oz bottle poured into snifter. Wow! Amazing coffee aroma. Can’t remember the last beer I had that was overwhelmed with this much coffee aroma. Flavor is bitter with hints of dark chocolate and coffee bean. A real treat and surprise.

4
tmongoose (2504) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 20, 2012
on draft poured dark brown opaque with no head. the aroma of roasted malts, roasted coffee, mild chocolate. medium bodied porter with the flavors of the same roasted malts, coffee, hints of chocolate, very full flavored very very good.

3.4
GTAEgeek (2502) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 8, 2012
12 oz. bottle. The aroma is coffee, bitter chocolate, and black bread. The flavor is sweet, malty, and mildly bitter. The palate is medium, chalky, and smooth. Overall, this is a light, well balanced, and flavorful beer.

3.1
fluffy (2461) - 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.

3.2
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Sample at Knoxville Brewers’ Jam. Pours dark brown with beige head. the aroma is Latin American coffee, ash, some raisin. The flavor is rich with coffee, but the coffee seems to lack freshness. There is also some raisin and ash and a bit of resiny hops.

4.1
Panzuriel (2446) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Thunderstruck pours a rich deep brown black with a thin mocha head. Nose is rich nutty roast coffee with hints of carmelized brown sugar. Taste is a slightly dry coffee tasting roasty rich deep and nutty goodness. body is just a hair shy of silky and a bit bubbly. finishes with good bitters and black coffee. nice rich coffee flavored beer.

3
JDBaker11058 (2427) - Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Appearance: near black, with one finger of medium tan head and minimal lacing. Aroma: shockingly, coffee notes dominate a base of chocolate malts. Taste: acidic, almost citrusy roast coffee over bitter dark chocolate, black bread, vanilla, and salted caramel. Finish: bitter and a little lactic/acidic, with dry, roasty coffee notes remaining for awhile. Notes: A decent enough porter for sure, but the coffee note was just a bit too acidic for my tastes. Palate was also a bit watery. This much coffee needs more of a robust porter base.


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