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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This dark chocolate Porter is a very rich, roasty beer with top notes of chocolate derived from freshly roasted cacao. Strong but relatively smooth on the palate, its malty sweetness is evenly balanced with bitterness, and a slight dryness from the alcoholic strength. Look for solid notes of coffee, licorice, mild chocolate and more subtle hints of fruit and spices.

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2.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
argo0 (14124) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 27, 2014
22oz bottle. Medium beige head atop dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, some bittersweet chocolate, light caramel, icing. Taste is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, some earthy, light caramel. Light boozy. Medium-full body, some stickiness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (17172) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 25, 2014
So a strong ale w/cacoa nibs. Dark brown and a bit of haze. Sweet chocolatey character, with a touch of nuttiness. Quite sweet, a touch sticky and then this really strong boozy/barrelly element comes into it. Big rich boozy finish...this is a finisher, and the big bottle for something like this is borderline insane. All told the balance isnt that great with all the alcohol.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kramer (6658) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear dark brown, almost black, body under a one finger tight bubbled fizzy light brown head. The nose is rather thick and intense with a lot of licorice, some burnt caramel, roast, minimal cocoa, and a touch of light alcohol. The flavor is a bit too heavy on the burnt caramel, it comes across as a bit acrid on the finish after the caramel fades. The licorice is a little muted because of the burnt character. A bit of alcohol warmth on the finish. Medium bodied with minimal carbonation and some lingering burnt caramel. Not the biggest fan of this one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trapped (2972) - New York, TURKEY - APR 30, 2014
Drought. Dark brown with creamy tan head, mocha aroma, low carbonation, taste of chocolate laced with alcohol, medium finish with alcohol aftertaste. Its. Like drinking a cold chocolate drink laced with rum.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadRobin (2955) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - APR 27, 2014
Poured from 22 oz. bottle. Opaque, black-brown with a 2-finger tan head and very good lacing. Aroma of cocoa, roasted malt, vanilla, high quality chocolate and light mocha. Taste of quality chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, caramel, mocha and a touch of earthy herbal hops. Medium body and medium/high carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (7056) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 26, 2014
22 oz. bottle. Pitch black color with a thin ring of white head. Aroma is sweet and decadent. Roasted malt, cacao nibs, burnt sugar and maybe a touch of anise.

Flavor is a mirror image of the aroma. Hints of vanilla with a light bittering hop in the finish. The body is full for a porter with a creamy texture. Im sure this is a beast on draft because the porter in my glass is quite nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slipstream (2595) - USA - APR 26, 2014
An attractively packaged brew - the label looks like a book cover. There is a dark pour topped with a nice layer of tan foam. Culmination is full-flavored, and is robust without being difficult. There is plenty of mocha taste, with some fruity highlights and nice shadings of prunes and yeast. There is a bright aroma of coffee and compote, and the finish leaves a little yeasty tingle. I liked this one a lot.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (10574) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2014
Bomber from Capone;s and Whole Foods. Pours dark brownish black with tan head. Nose is roasty dark malt, cacao, molasses. Tastes caramel malty, with molasses, figgy fruit, and backup hops.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcox90 (2052) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - APR 24, 2014
22 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown with some lighter, reddish highlights with a one finger tan head which leaves the scene quickly leaving no lace. Roasted malt and cocoa bean aroma. Flavor is sweet, but not to sweet. Lots of dark chocolate and light coffee with cream. Hint of vanilla bean. Noticeable alcohol. Body isnt as heavy as you might expect. Medium bodied with a surprising crispness. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike67 (1182) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 15, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours black with tall, long lasting, fluffy, beige head. Aroma is of toasted malt, alcohol, dark fruit and cacao. Body is full, creamy and smooth. Taste is of toasted malt, cacao, chocolate, dark fruit, alcohol, brown sugar and earthy hops. Finish is long and dry. Good, warming brew.


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