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RATINGS: 457   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
koleminer20 (2862) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2015
500 mL bottle shared by ebone1988. Thanks! The pour is a nice brown, dark, with a lighter tan head and a lingeringly soapy lace. The aroma is surprisingly hoppy. There is a big roast and a nice chocolate on the back end. The malts really come in about half way through and carries out the finish. The flavor is pretty decent. There is a roast, and a light chocolate to go with a hint of nuttiness. Other than that, it leaves a lot to be desired. The mouth feel is thin and watery with a light carbonation, but it's just not that great. Another disappointment from MBC. Damnit. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tekstr1der (445) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 3, 2015
Across the board solid - Dark brown pour with finger of frothy, clingy tan head. Rich aromas of roast and cocoa. Same in the flavor, though slightly thinner than expected, with a very smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Highly drinkable, no bad aspects, and undetectable alcohol. Fine porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stoned99 (1413) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 29, 2015
500ml 2015-05-05 bottle from Parker Pie. Aroma: good amount of chocolate, cherry coffee and a tiny tiny smokey background. App: dark brown, almost black, medium moka head, great lacing. Taste and palate: full body, creamy, really smooth, light to medium sweetness but so well balanced with the light bitter finish that it never feels too sweet. Great amount of chocolate in mouth. Overall: great dessert! Has pretty much exactly what Im looking for in a porter, lots of chocolate, smoothness, a good mix of sweetness, bitterness and smokeness.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
twistedtxb (89) - - NOV 21, 2015
Bouteille dune pinte. Arme torrfi envotant. Belle mousse crmeuse persistante. En bouche, on se rapproche plus dune baltique. Trs malt, sans la chaleur de lalcool. Trs russi.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2015
Pours a dark chestnut brown color that appears pitch black and completely opaque in the glass. Two finger, frothy beige head that has good retention, slowly settling into a lasting ring. Streaks of soapy lacing left behind. Deeply roasted dark malt aroma thats smokey and burnt, verging on becoming acrid and one dimensional. Lots of ash, charcoal and burnt toast along with some oatmeal and spent coffee grinds. As it warms, it opens up a bit with notes of toffee, caramel and dark chocolate but the strong burnt roast character still dominates. On the fuller end of medium bodied and thankfully more flavorful and complex than the nose suggests. There is still a very dry roast flavor that dominates things but it isnt harsh or completely overbearing. Slightly smokey with some charcoal, burnt malt, oatmeal and espresso bean but this is countered mid-palate by a subtle lactic cream presence as well as some dessert like chocolate sweetness. Hints of sweet and dark chocolate as well as some toffee, caramel and hazelnut. Theres also a slight gourmet coffee character without tasting like an overwhelming coffee beer. Really well balanced yet retains enough roast to make it bold and the ABV is very well masked. A complex, intense take on the style that remains an enjoyable drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cousin_Larry (892) - - NOV 8, 2015
Another excellent offering from Maine. Good coffee/chocolate flavor, but a little watery even for a porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
suprchunk (2985) - Crestview, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2015
Almost black pour. Big tan head. Plenty of creamy retention. Tons of lacing. Big roasted coffee and smooth chocolate aroma. Slight bit of earthy hops. Big roasty mouth. Plenty bitter. Bit of an earthy dirt note. Dry coffee finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
juiceisloose (1327) - Windermere, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2015
500 ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown almost black in color and topped by a small, smooth layer of khaki colored foam that shows good rentention and slowly settles to a thin film. The aroma shows notes of bitter, dark chocolate, roasted malts, mocha, fudge, and a hint of smoke. The flavor follows with the dark chocolate and roasted malts up front to go with mocha, fudge, and a touch of ash and smoke. Some piney hops add a touch of bitterness on the back end as well. Medium bodied and slick on the mouthfeel with balanced carbonation that leads to a slightly dry, roasty, and chocolate finish. This is a damn fine Porter that is a straight forward and well executed. Really good stuff here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmm635 (1000) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2015
Dark brown pour with a creamy, light brown head that leaves nice lacing. Light coffee, dark chocolate, and a touch of smoke on the nose. Sweet flavor with good mouthfeel. Maybe the best porter Ive tasted.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
walrussell (192) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2015
Very dark brown with a brown tinged head. Smells like caramel, roastiness, cereal, a little coffee, spice, and citrus. Fairly dry, a little sour, moderately bitter, full body, with a fine grained, pillowy head. Taste is like the aroma with just a touch of ash.

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