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RATINGS: 459   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Our take on an American robust porter. Dark, thick, chewy, chocolaty, and of course, generously hopped. Vitals: Color Dark Chocolate ABV 7.5% O.G. 1.078 Malt American 2-Row, Caramel 40L, Caramel 80L, Munich 10L, Chocolate, Roasted Wheat, Flaked Oats Hops Centennial, Columbus

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (18841) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2016
Sample at a NYC-tasting at jredmonds place. Black beer with a nice lasting beige head. Roasted chocolate aroma, licorice, cocoa, peach and mango notes. Chocolate and cocoa flavor, licorice, pine and mango. Nice hops adding to the beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darwenus (1067) - Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2016
This is a fantastic porter, one of the best ones Ive had in quite a while. Its a credit to the Maine Beer Companys ability to understate that they arent billing this as an "imperial" porter. They could certainly get away with that qualifier. This beer pours black with a head that leave spotty lace. The aroma is licorice, some chocolate, dark roasted coffee, and some hop tingle. The flavor is strong, bitter, deep roasted malt and a little hint of citrus hop on the finish. Mouthfeel is somewhat thick. Id buy this all the time if I lived in the right part of the country.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (4749) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 6, 2016
Shared 500 ml bottle. Appearance: Generous, semi-durable beige head. Aroma and flavor clearly lean to the hoppy side, even for an American version. Exceptionally nice, properly carbonated, full body.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thepatrickman (1221) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 17, 2016
Sample at the source. This is a well-made, complex hoppy porter that manages to combine the roasted notes of porters with the aromas of the hoppy beers that MBC is more famous for. Really good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maley1 (1233) - Calgary, CANADA - FEB 2, 2016
Dark brown pour with small beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, caramel and hops. Taste of caramel malts, unsweetened chocolate, roasted coffee, cocoa and hops. Full bodied, medium carbonation, slight hop bitterness on the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndresTM (434) - Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2016
There is an initial burst of beautiful baking cocoa, dark chocolate, and sweet caramely malts, spiced up with herbal, aromatic, slightly piney hops that really sets the bar really high for the rest of the experience. Somehow the aroma dies down a bit after this, and all this greatness is dulled down into soft chocolate malts. On the tongue, though, this beer is a pleasure through and through: the mouthfeel is velvety smooth, of medium viscosity and prickly effervescence; the taste is medium bitter and chocolaty sweet, with beautiful cocoa flavors and a dry, lightly ashy, earthy aftertaste. Maybe I was having a bad sinus day, or maybe I need a fresher bottle. But Im convinced this is even better than what I was able to appreciate.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Franckg (1540) - Trois-Rivires, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 16, 2016
Embouteille le 24/11/2015, bue aprs 7 semaines. Robe noire opaque avec un pais col de mousse brun fonc rocailleux qui sestompe trop rapidement. Armes de chocolat noir ainsi quun malt grill trs prsent. Lgre touche de houblons, caramel et anis. En bouche, les saveurs grilles dominent dont du malt ainsi que du caf noir. Beaucoup de saveurs amres tels cacao, noix de pecan et houblons gazonns se propage par la suite sur le palais. Texture laiteuse et corps moyennement rond. ce taux dalcool, je me serais attendu ds quoi de plus lourd. Et le fait que le ct amer soit trop mis de lavant enlve un peu de plaisir la dgustation.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pushkinwow (2753) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2016
Bottle from thomashall. Dark black pour with a billowy light mocha head that settles down to a one-finger foam topping. Rye dough, light chocolate mouse, some coffee, lightly roasted malt, smooth, uncooked steel cut oats, PC cola. Moderate+ carbonation and moderate body, slightly sweet with a very mild underlying bitterness and booziness, dry and very yummy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thechasm442 (964) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle to pint. Rich black color with a thin tan head and good lacing. Aroma of roasty barley and cocoa. Flavor is cocoa, vanilla, and roasted malts. Thinner and easy to drink. Good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
popery (2141) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 28, 2015
The beer is black with a light brown head. Thick, creamy layer of bubbles. Very good retention and lots of lacing. The aroma has a nice hit of chocolate, some light caramel.a touch of cola and some light citrus/floral hoppiness. More cola comes out as it warms, mild nuttiness. Taste is mildly sweet with a moderately bitter finish. Caramel and cola up front. More roast and some citrus rind in the finish. Its solid. Nice level of sweet and bitter. Pretty easy to drink. Mouthfeel is light with a bit of creaminess. Just doesnt really stand out for me.


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