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RATINGS: 224   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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3.7
smith4498 (3646) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Pours dark brown/black color with tan head. Aromas of coffee and chocolate with roasted malts. Roasted malt flavor with a moderate amount of coffee and some chocolate. Somewhat ashy. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

3.2
SpringsLicker (3640) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Dark brown pour with little head. Light cocoa aroma, some coffee. The flavor is lightly sweet and follows the aroma. A bit thin.

3.6
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Bottle courtesy of ygtbsm94. Earthy-peaty-nutty coffee and some light chocolate aroma. Black brown with a large brown head, nice creamy lacing. Roasty coffee, earthy peat, light ash and slightly acidic flavor. Body on the light side of medium, moderate carbonation. Very nice.

3.6
aracauna (3606) - Georgia, USA - APR 14, 2012
Pours nearly black, nearly opaque. Nice chocolatey malt. Pretty solid porter, although the name makes it sound like a bigger deal than it really is.

3.8
NachlamSie (3483) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 22, 2011
12 pack purchased from Green Life Chattanooga. This is basically black with a long lasting tan head. Aroma has true, tasty coffee with hints at dark chocolate. I’m not sure why this is rated so low. It’s an above average coffee beer, for sure. It may not have the completeness of something like Pisgah Valdez or Bells Java Stout, but the genuine coffee flavor is considerable. Malts are clean and balance things out nicely.

3.8
OldGrowth (3474) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2011
Pint, at Tylers Apex, good aroma, sweet, roasty. Chocolate, coffee. Dark Orangy brown, good head minor lace. Bittersweet flavor. Medium creamy oily mouthfeel. Bittersweet finish. Very nice. Great flavor. Big coffee.

3.2
jcartamdg (3436) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Pours a jet black motor oil appearance with a dark mocha thin head. Aroma of stale coffee, chocolate and hop bitterness. Taste follows, I'm not loving the stale coffee taste. Really nice mouthfeel, I just wish it tasted better ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Chips Wine & Beer. It pours a black color with a small but lasting tan head. The nose has a ton of fresh ground coffee. The flavor is solid but not overbearing with a roasted bitterness and lots of fresh, black coffee flavor. Once the best uses of coffee in a beer that I’ve had. Medium to full bodied but the roastiness ends up dry on the back end making it very drinkable. Great brew.

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.


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