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RATINGS: 183   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
drowland (8127) - Georgia, USA - JAN 26, 2014
1/26/14. 12oz bottle from Trader Joes in Tallahassee. Black pour with a small tan head. Weird aroma, butterscotch, chocolate, dusty yeastiness, musty, metal. Weird flavor as well, bitter dark chocolate, butterscotch, mild coffee, breadiness, biscuits, metal. Meh.


2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hershiser2 (2703) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2017
$1.00 bottle from Trader Joes, Charlottesville. Pours clear dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma of cocoa powder, maybe some coffee. Flavor is strangely sweet up front and really bitter on the back end. Roasted nuts, coffee, some cocoa, and caramel. Odd.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bulk_Carrier (4702) - Essex Junction, Vermont, USA - FEB 2, 2017
Poured into a mug, the appearance was a black color with a fingers worth of white to off white foamy head that dissipated evenly leaving some speckled lace. The aroma had some roasty coffee bean with some sweet and spicy black licorice. Roasted nuts. Caramel tones. The flavor leaves some sweet to roasty coffee beans and milk chocolate sweetness flowing underneath a huge amount of caramel and toffee malts. Slick malty aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionability about it. Roastiness seems tame along my tongue but caramel malts seem to feel slick. Overall, weird porter, as if theres too much caramel malts going on. Not necessarily one I would come back to.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
17Beer (291) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bigericsports (73) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thepatrickman (1184) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kidmartinek (4999) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2016
Pours dark. Frothy thin head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and vanilla. Very good and balanced. Just delicious.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jabah (447) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
MetalNHopHead (1736) - 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.

2.9
   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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ron (3809) - 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


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