RATINGS: 181   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Stuedmaster (351) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 28, 2013
Dark brown pour with a thin off white head. Aroma is faintly of coffee and earth. Flavor is of coffee, bitter chocolate malt, and bitter, dry hops...it seems to be overly hopped for a porter. This beer is lacking any distinguishing features to make it something you would get again. Its got a light body, thin texture, lively carbonated, with a bitter finish. It is thirst quenching, its the equivalent of a light porter with lots of coffee flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
17Beer (265) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 4, 2017
Nutty and sweet malt smells. Pours dark black with a small white head that dissipates quickly. Light lacing. The flavors are balanced toasted malt and nuts with a short slightly sour finish. Low carbonation and crisp mouthfeel. Nice porter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bigericsports (63) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 17, 2016
12oz bottle from Trader Joes, Deep brown pour with a thin light creamy head. The aroma is mainly of dark malts, slightly smokey and peppery with hints of figs, other dark fruits. A pretty good, easy drinking porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thepatrickman (1074) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 3, 2016
Bottle from Trader Joes. An average to slightly below average porter, with a sweet, nutty caramel flavor at first that shows off more dark cocoa as it warms up. Thin and light, though, which made the flavors drop off quickly. Still, not a bad pint.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kidmartinek (4884) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2016
Pours dark. Frothy thin head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and vanilla. Very good and balanced. Just delicious.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jabah (427) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2016
This is not the best balanced porter. Extra sweet and extra bitter. Seemed more like a stout. Single sample grew on me somewhat and became drinkable, just below average for the style. Trader Joes beer seems to be hit or miss, but its cheap.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
MetalNHopHead (1655) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - MAR 30, 2016
Bottle from Trader Joes. There are some nice things happening with KBCs Porter. Dark brown color and tan foam. The aroma is rich: cream, roasted malt, and cocoa. Flavor has cream and a hint of coffee. Flavor tends toward sweet - perhaps a little too much for my taste. Medium feel and decent balance. Overall, not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
edbast (38) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 21, 2016
Decent but unremarkable porter. Some pronounced coffee flavors, some hops. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ron (3745) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 6, 2015
Bottle. Pours a deep brown/almost black color but somewhat thin. Nice little tan head. Tastes of chocolate and coffee and malt. Not much hoppiness. Easy drinker, light and sessionable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Metalchopz (3202) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 5, 2015
From Trader Joe in Vegas. Pours a clear, deep copper colour with a beige head, decent retention and a little lace. Fruity dark malt nose with some light hops. A lot of the same in the taste but with the hops being more powerful in the finish, and roasted malts lingering. I feel some mild infection in this one, so hope this is not in others. Decent average porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
scarletfire65 (1371) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Bottle at home. Deep amber pour. The aroma is sweet coffee, maple syrup, root beer. Thin wiry body, but it has lean roasted malts, maple, bitter coffee, burnt caramel, and burnt wood flavors. Well attenuated finish. Ashy. This is complex but needs a bit more viscosity and ABV to carry these flavors. Falls a bit short.

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