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RATINGS: 220   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, NCs Dynamite Roasting Co.

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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (6114) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2012
(Bottle during RBWG) clear rich brown, no head. Nose of rich chocolate, brownies, and cream. Taste of medium dark chocolate malt, cream, mocha, bit thin on body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (6105) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Bottle. Black pour with a short tan head. Strong coffee notes in the aroma. Black, oily coffee beans, roasted malt, and hints of dark chocolate form the bulk of the aroma. Taste is black, oily coffee beans, chocolate covered coffee beans, roasted malt and burnt caramel. Body is medium with a smooth, creamy carbonation. Ends with more strong coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malt, faint caramel and burnt oatmeal.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5947) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - APR 13, 2012
Brown pour with creamy tan head and lace. Aroma s large espresso, a hinto chocolate. Flavor is coffee, chocolate, and a malty bitter. Medium bodied with good carbonation. nice

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (5920) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Nice deep dark brown coloured body with a thin, one centimetre tall creamy tan head. Aroma of coffee, roasted nuts, earth, caramel and a bit of cardboard. Medium-bodied; Deep roasty flavour with a ton of caramel, a lot of vanilla, some oak, a hint of bourbon and a nice rich coffee flavour. Aftertaste shows a good complexity with cream, nuts, medicinal flavours and a hint of pit fruits. Overall, a nice and full flavoured beer with some good and unexpected flavours. Not an out-of-this-world beer, but good for sure. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in McLean, Virginia on 04-January-2013 for US$1.99 sampled at home in Washington on 05-March-2013.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (5878) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Crazy Expresso taste. Coffee beans and water. Black pour with white head. Sampler draft at bier garden in Asheville. Almost too much coffee going here but still enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (5487) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Tap. Pours dark brown with creamy beige head. Aroma is coffee, cocoa, chocolate, roasted malts, and light woodiness. Flavor is dry, roast character with chocolate, espresso, earthy hops, and light woodiness. Medium body and carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (5354) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 24, 2015
22oz bottle in a teku. Pours very dark brown with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of coffee, some roasted malts with light notes of caramel and chocolate, hints of bitterness from hops, and some light dough. Flavor the same but it has a very nice balance of coffee and the beer. Average texture and carb. A pretty good beer, that was actually better than I was expecting.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (5342) - Georgia, USA - JAN 11, 2012
Strong aroma is mainly quality roast coffee and sweet chocolate, like a mocha from a good coffeehouse. It pours a nearly-black opaque sable with a thick, fine-bubbled, almost Guinness-like tan head that stays around for a bit. Superb flavor is more like coffee than porter - quality coffee, like something from Starbucks or Caribou Coffee, not cheap instant. It also has a subtle malty undertone and a hint of licorice. Sweetness and bitterness balance each other nicely. Texture has plenty of fizz and above-average body. Maybe it wont leave you thunderstruck, but its an outstanding brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (5289) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2012
bottle shared @ rbwg 12. black with a cream head. nose is coffee, roasted malts, and chocolate. smooth on the palate, heavy coffee, rich chocolate, and more coffee.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (5173) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Draft at the Rookery. Pours dark brown with a creamy beige head. Smells like coffee, cocoa, chocolate, roasted malt, and light wood. Tastes like dry roasted malt, chocolate, espresso, earth, and light wood. Medium body and carbonation.


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