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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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3.6
snoworsummer (6071) - 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.

3.3
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was received in a trade. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a nice dark brown color ranging close to black. There was a one finger white to off white foamy head that dissipated within less than a gentle half minute. There was some light clingy lacing. The smell had a nice blend of roasty coffee beans to a light cocoa. The taste was mainly sweet but still had a light robust coffee flavoring underneath. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was somewhat sharp but still maintaining it’s Porter like quality of a decent smoothness. Overall, I say this was a pretty good Porter for the most part.

3.9
DiarmaidBHK (5913) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2012
Bottle from Bruisin Ales. Pours black with a thin khaki head that doesn’t leave any lacing. Nice coffee aroma. They did a good job with the roasting. The coffee complements the porter base nicely. Clean finish. Very tasty. I wish I had another bottle of this.

3.2
nearbeer (5604) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Growler. Opaque with a lasting disc of cream. Aroma is all coffee with maybe a hint of piss and dark chocolate. Taste is the same but weaker, like lots of old sourish, weak and cheap coffee, with some sour milk chocolate and dry grass. Light-medium body is watery, well-balanced, and has light-medium carbonation. OK, but disappointing brew, from this normally near-top-notch regional brewer.

3.5
Aurelius (5570) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Tarry, creosotic aroma. Dep clear cola brown-black. Standard US longneck, good label. Quick cascade and one-finger, lasting tan head in a pint. Good. Acidic coffee, chickory, toasted soy nuts. Dry with bitter cocoa. Medium body. Long char-coffee finish. Not for sissies. A little sweetness and very light soapiness in the very end. Very good wit bacon and basil pizza. Bottle, Momo’s.

3.7
jkwood04 (5463) - 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.

3.6
mar (5443) - 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.

3.5
chinchill (5315) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 18, 2013
12 oz bottle served in snifter. Pours with almost no head, although a thin ring and some lacing last for many minutes. Opaque, clear; dark brown. Aroma of coffee, dark malts and noble hops, in that order of strength. Taste largely follows, although dark roasted malts are more evident in the flavor. While the aroma suggest espresso, the flavor is medium roast coffee; a load of coffee flavor nonetheless. Excellent level of mild bitterness; nice use of hops to provide a shade of spicy flavoring in this malty/coffee mix. Fine finish and lingering aftertaste. M: a bit under-carbonated; near medium body; slightly dry finish. O: a fine, dark coffee beer with a bit more coffee than malt flavor and aroma.

3.6
jbruner (5287) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Pours an opaque brownish-black from the bottle with thin tan head and moderate lacing. Aroma and taste are heavy of the coffee, slight roasted malt and toffee on the nose. Pretty good, nothing exceptional.

3.2
AdamChandler (5181) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 29, 2014
dark black, 1 finger creamy head. fades fast Nice bean vanilla presence on the nose. bits of chocolate. Pretty clean beer. lots of cream, chocolate and coffee. easy to drink at 5.8% lots of body.


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