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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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This is a malty dark ale with a complex and flavorful roasty character. Ours is more of an American interpretation in that it is a bit bolder than the English style.

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3.7
Travlr (25219) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Draft at the source. Clear maroon color. Chocolate and roast aroma. Taste is cocoa and coffee grounds.

3.6
djaquay (138) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Rich dark pour under a thin tan head, light sweet aroma, sticky sweet palate with a very nice rich malt flavor, light warmth in the finish. Will be going back for both the ribs and this porter.

3.5
callmemickey (4549) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Brown-black body with a medium sized light tan head and soapy lacing. Roast, leather, some dark fruits, and a gentle vinous character. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, a lingering semi-sweet finish. Solid, almost Baltic-like porter.

3.6
bubbleflubber (2228) - Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2014
On tap at the brewery, this pours the deepest of Ruby with mahogany fringes. The thick tan head leaves thick lace all down the glass... a beautiful site. Barnyard and vinous notes to the nose. Dark cherry, roasted malt and finishing with a nice bitter in the mouth. Silky mouthfeel and a round palate are very inviting as an aperitif. Nice example of style.

3.7
closey22 (1981) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - AUG 14, 2013
Nice brown with tan head; aroma of chocolate and roastiness; flava is nice blend of roasted malt and choc and fruit; feels medium; finishes dryish

3.5
blipp (9373) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Draft. Pours brown with a beige head. Light roasted malts, medium sweetness, low bitterness, and some light candy-like notes. Straightforward, no frills porter. Very drinkable.

3.7
BeerandBlues2 (13594) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Tap. Pours clear black with a medium, creamy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is dark chocolate and roast malt with earthy hops and prune esters. Flavor is malt dominant with light hops and medium bitterness, dark fruity esters with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.5
sonnycheeba (6126) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Tap. Pours deep, dark brown with thin, creamy beige head; decent retention and decent retention and spare lacing. Aroma is lightly roasted malts, milk chocolate, light earthy hops, plums, raisins, and light oats. Flavor is roast and chocolate malts forward with good supporting dark fruit esters and earthy hops (medium bitterness) and light ash; dry, lightly bitter finish. Medium body and low carbonation.

3
DiarmaidBHK (5078) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Draft at brewpub. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Some dark roasted notes on the nose. Some malt on the tongue. Feels a bit dryer in the finish than is typical. Solid but jot spectacular.

3.4
kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2012
Tap, at brewpub. Pours a slightly cloudy dark brown with a small wispy light brown head. The nose is nice, coffee and light roast with some milk chocolate. The flavor is a bit thin, nice coffee and chocolate though, with minimal bitterness. Good English yeast influence. Light to medium bodied with soft fizzy carbonation. OK, but it could use a bit more malt in there to beef up the body.


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