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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
A wonderfully complex, deep ruby red-black Ale. Dark chocolate, coffee-like flavors are complimented by plenty of hop character with a hint of smokiness in the aftertaste. Robust, yet very drinkable.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
patrick767 (4038) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 10, 2009
bottle - Pours dark brown with a thin tan head and a light chocolate malt aroma. The roast malt flavor has some light chocolate and coffee notes. Its medium bodied at best and could stand to be more robust in both body and flavor intensity. It finishes mildly dry and I guess overall Id say its alright.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
timsilvia32 (449) - from Michigan now in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2009
A dark brown pour, but quite transluscent. Whittish head. Some light chocolate and earthy aromas, hint of hops. Some malt and yeast with caramel/chocolate. A little lactic and metallic finishing. A bit thin and not nearly roasty enough, malt or coffee. Honestly, tasted more like a nut brown than a porter. Drinkable enough though. I seriously wonder if somebody accidentally labeled their nut brown a porter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jvmiller (558) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 5, 2008
Although it didnt taste like a porter, I liked it. It tasted more like a sweet stout. Sweet, and not watery-thin like I hate. Slight roastiness, but more sweet character. What I liked about it was that it wasnt too watery, and had some solid body to it. Drinkable, and nicely malted with hints of roasted chocolate. Not too bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2007
Pours a deep clear brown with a thin head- some lace. Aroma is toast caramel chocolate and light cardboard ox. Some light roaste, milk chocolate, paper and cardboard light sherry ox, with some milky lacto sourness. Dry without any body. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (14206) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2007
Draft sample at new brewpub. Poured dark brown color with a medium brown creamy head that mostly lasted and had good lacing. Moderate roasted coffe and chocolate malty aroma. Medium to full body with a creamy texture. Medium balanced roasted flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 04/19/2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Trade

dark brown with ruby highlights, thin beige head that can be roused on a moments notice, drippy lace, big roasted malt aroma with light chocolate, big burnt roasted flavor, long roasted bitterness, maybe a touch of sour milk

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 9/20
Rating: 2.5/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtw (1163) - farmington, Michigan, USA - APR 25, 2007
a near black liquid which refracts a ruby streak of light off the bottom of the glass. an attractive beige head sits atop leaving a bit of fine-bubbled lacing. lots of sweetened cocoa in the aroma along with some green earthy hops and the slightly astringent acidity of half-roasted (partly green/partly brown) coffee beans. the flavor is predictable from the aroma, but not quite as sweet as the aroma would indicate. dusty peaty finish which is a little bit of a plot twist at the end, making it an intriguing beer to drink. enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BigBeer45 (1496) - Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2007
Bottle from sample pack, poured dark, dark ruby when held up to a light, a off-white head appeared momentarily, nutty, chocolate, roasted malt fragrances, roasted malt and light chocolate taste, lots of carbonation, dry on the palate, small hop bite, faint coffee ground taste, the flavor did not meet the expections of the aroma, the aroma was very good but the flavor fell short.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - JAN 26, 2007
12 oz bottle via ogglethorp (thanks!). Pours a dark brown/almost black with an above average beige head. Nose is very roasty/smoky. Taste starts sweet, then the roasted malts kick in with a mostly coffee bite, and a little chocolate. Also some citrus hops are there in the finish. Finish/aftertaste is a bit bitter. Moderate carbonation. Light body.An almost average porter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - DEC 14, 2006
Bottle. Pours a clear dark brown, with a small beige colored head. Aroma is faint chocolate, dark roasted malts. Flavor is of roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate. Palate is light to medium, moderately carbonated, bitter finish. Average.

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