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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Named due to its popularity with London railroad porters, it is known for its dark, rich, and chocolatey notes.

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3.9
gripweed57 (2794) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2017
From old tasting notes. Translucent dark brown color. Creamy tan head. Rich chocolatey malt aroma. Bittersweet toasted malt flavor hints at coffee and cocoa. Smooth yet flavorful. Very good.

3.2
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a dark brown color with a half finger white to off white foamy head that died down at a nice pace.Some stringy spider web lacing slid right on into the beer. The smell had a light roasty coffee to mild chocolate. The taste was roasty and somewhat bittersweet. On the palate, it sat right at a medium in body and was somewhat sessionable. The carbonation was good for the style and for me as it had just enough sharpness about it. Overall, I say this was a good porter worthy of having again.

3.4
tmoreau (4590) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2011
Shared 12 oz. bottle at a local geek tasting. Poured to a sampler with a dark brown color, creamy, brownish tan head foam, and a nice amount of wavey lacing. The aroma was roasted and smooth malt, chocolate, and a little coffee following up. The flavor was the same mocha and smooth malt notes, plus moderate hop bitterness and light sweetness, in a medium body. Probably shouldn’t have sampled the Oatmeal Stout right before, but still sensed a texture that was a bit thin. A quaffable, standard Porter nonetheless.

3.4
elihapa (1554) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - FEB 14, 2009
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a tan, retaining head. Aroma of dry chocolate, malt, and brown sugar. Initial flavor is very chocolaty, developing a more roasted profile by mid-palate. Finish picks up additional ashy bitterness and black coffee, though brown sugar keeps things in check. However, most of these flavors vanish impossibly quick on the palate (except, as Michael-Pollack said, "Hershey’s Chocolate". I just don’t get the fullness or robustness that I love in porters such as Smutty’s, Anchor’s or even London Porter. But I generally like this brew. And I like the flavors. Maybe I should have drank this warmer? I am wandering through my thoughts on paper at this point.

3.3
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2008
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup, dark malts, light roasting, and light coffee. Poured dark brown in color with a small to medium-sized, dense, creamy, oatmeal-brown colored head that lasted throughout. Almost opaque. Full of small and medium-sized particles. Flavor is lightly sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of roasted malts, chocolate, soy sauce, a bit of piney hops, and some coffee. Medium body. Slightly thin, chalky texture. Soft to average carbonation. Dull, roasted malt finish.

3.8
mcox90 (2119) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 14, 2008
12 oz. bottle. Pours a dark brown with small off white head and decent lasting lacing. Nose was chocolaty and malty. Palate was a little thin and dry. Flavor was of un sweetened chocolate, malts and nuts. Pretty typical Porter.

3.4
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 15, 2007
Pours dark brown with a light brown head that turns tan as the beer settles out. Smells of chocolate, roasted malt, pepper. Tastes slightly bitter with some nice roasty qualities. Some fruit and chocolate are present as well.

4.2
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 22, 2006
Big chocolate aroma with some roasted malts. Deep black pour with rocky, off-white head. Rich and creamy, this beer boasts a bit of everything - chocolate, burnt malts and some vanilla and cream with a slightly bitter finish. This is kind of a lighter version of their stout. I love it! Thanks to MichiganMiked!

4
thornecb (6020) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 24, 2006
Pours mahogany into a shaker. Mocha medium sized head has excellent retention. Roasted chocolate and espresso aromas. Upfront creamy mocha with a slightly thin espresso finish.

3.8
DYCSoccer17 (3705) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 28, 2006
12 ounce bottle purchased at Manchester Wine and Liquors. Mildly transparent, dark dark brown/mahogany color with a frothy, yet slightly quickly dissipating tannish head. Floral, sweet, toasty, chocolate, milky, roasted aroma. Quite pleasant. Slightly astringent and vegetal start, turning toasted, roasted, and chocolatey with some delicate Euro hops. Smooth, flavorful, pleasant. The start is a bit unsettling, though.


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