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RATINGS: 218   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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4.9
david60176 (2) - - OCT 17, 2014 does not count
coffee, black, minimal head, medium sweetness, light sweetness, very bitter, full body, slick feel, soft carbonation. Strong coffee aroma and taste. A coffee drinker’s beer.

4.8
nathan30533 (1020) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2013
This is outside of my style of brew but still very enjoyable. Taste and smell the coffee. Great, great ale.

4.7
Cybercat (5960) - 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 won’t leave you thunderstruck, but it’s an outstanding brew.

4.6
zencigar (12) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Giant head and big coffee aroma. Tons of coffee on the first sip, followed by some nice bitter cocoa. A little too light in body but very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
Bama_Hog1 (35) - Hoover, Alabama, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Smells of fresh brewed coffee. Think pour, dark with inch think tan head. Decent lacing. Coffee leads and finishes. If you like coffee stouts, try this one. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
jckj (1) - - NOV 10, 2012 does not count
A very full bodied flavorful porter with a kona taste and a sweet finish, no bitter aftertast, smooth a refreshing.

4.5
AndyW68 (1579) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Great porter.lighter tan head than I expected. Aroma and taste are roast coffee porter all the way.

4.5
TheBeachBeers (16) - - DEC 15, 2016
Dark brown in color, with thick, light brown head. Hints of raisins and coffee beans in the aroma. Less bitter than expected, despite its strong coffee taste.

4.4
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - DEC 29, 2011
Tap @ TacoMac, OMP. Black pour, brown head. Creamy texture. Nice lace. Smells of green coffee beans, roast. Taste of coffee and burnt chocolate.

4.4
brandonmcmahan (4) - Franklin, North Carolina, USA - OCT 31, 2012 does not count
I’m not a real beer snob, though I wish that I were. If I were, I would have much better comments. I just know that I very much enjoyed this beer, and of the "coffee beers" that I’ve had, this one has a much more robust, much more pronounced flavor. I think this beer would be best enjoyed in fall or winter.


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