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RATINGS: 221   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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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (5179) - 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, Momos.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nearbeer (5147) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4873) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 14, 2012
12 ounce bottle - $1.69 at Charlies Beer and Wine in Marietta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours what appears to be an essentially black body with a full, thick finger of medium-tan-hued foam.

Smell: Roasty, coffee-accented nose with a touch of bitter chocolate and increasingly fainter, lighter notes of caramel, pale malts, spicy hops, and fruit.

Taste: Roasty coffee and bitterish chocolate mingled with the base pale malts. Some thin traces of caramel, maybe even a fat drop of molasses in there as well. Very low fruitiness. Modestly spicy hops aided a bit by the roast, the carbonation, and wheat. Roasty finish with some of that dark chocolate lingering into the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation, though theres an added skosh of crispness on the tail end of the swallow.

Overall: A solid, enjoyable coffee-infused porter.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AdamChandler (4814) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (4675) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2014
12oz bottle from Lowes in Hickory. Blackish pour with a tan head and tight sheets of lacing. Aroma is pleasant roasted coffee and chocolate. Tastes follow suit with cocoa bitter, earthy, little vanilla. Sharp, slightly tinny texture. 7.2

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4658) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 18, 2011
Pours dark black with chestnut brown edges and one finger of tan head. Nose is very nice, molasses and sweet java notes. Lots of chocolate and a light roast. Coffee flavor is a tad weak. Spent grounds and bitter bakers chocolate. Noticeable acidity from the coffee and dark grain. Medium body with a slightly thin feel and almost absent carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (4650) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bulk_Carrier (4542) - Lake Champlain, 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 its Porter like quality of a decent smoothness. Overall, I say this was a pretty good Porter for the most part.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DiarmaidBHK (4450) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2012
Bottle from Bruisin Ales. Pours black with a thin khaki head that doesnt 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (4415) - 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.


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