RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
A mild bitterness and a spicy aroma balance this perfect blend of caramel, coffee, and subtle roasted malt flavors. This brew emphasizes smooth, chocolatey goodness. A complex malt body gives this porter its robust character. Hops are present, yet almost untraceable on the foreground of the palate. Beneath a solid head of dark tan, our porter is black in color and highlighted with auburn hues. This brew tastes as deep as it looks and at 6% ABV, is stronger than most in its class. Dedicated to Shastafarians near and far, we salute the mountain that unites and refreshes us all.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davhgbrew (948) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2014
Big chocolate aroma. Huge coffee flavor. Palate is medium full. Moderate carbonation bite, which compliments the nice body throughout. This is an excellent porter, borderline stout with its body and roastiness.

bytemesis (9240) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 11, 2017
Tap. Pours clear chestnut, small beige head, great lacing. Aroma is roasty, coffee, cocoa, toffee, smoke. Flavor is light plus sweet, light plus bitter. Medium body, soft mouthfeel. Xolid.

RedSox2004 (1975) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JUN 9, 2017
Dark brown with a two-finger frothy tan head and excellent lace. Deep roast aromas with coffee, cocoa, licorice and earthy hops. Bittersweet coffee and chocolate flavors accompanied by hints of dark fruit and licorice and roasted bitterness. Medium body, very lively carbonation, smooth mouthfeel and a very dry finish.

mjs (7687) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 29, 2016
(Bottle, 0.355 l, at tiong’s tasting, thanks rosenbergh, 20160109) The beer poured clear and nearly black. Its head was small and white. Aroma had chocolate and burnt malts. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were sweetness, chocolate, burnt malts and bitterness. Aftertaste was sweet and bitter. A nice solid dark brew.

Marduk (8404) - Reval, ESTONIA - JAN 14, 2016
330ml bottle (tasting @tiong’s, thanks). Dark brown color. Small size, brown head, stays. Berries, sweet, roast, milky notes in aroma. Roast, caramel, berries, blackcurrant in taste. Nice long lasting roast. Feels rough and uncut on tongue which makes it bit hard to drink. But nether the less pretty solid porter.

FatPhil (17080) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 12, 2016
355ml bottle - thanks rosenberg and the posse at tiongs!
What a beauty - basically black, but with a persistent tight beige head. Simple roasty aroma. Very light palate. Taste also pleasantly toasty. Superb drinkability. A lovely porter. No alcohol present, I could happily crush many of these winter or summer. Finish toasty, just a bit of chocolatey sweetness. Good stuff.

VastActiv (7592) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 9, 2016
Bottle at tiong’s, Espoo. Thanks Rosenberg! Colour is almost black with very small brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Coffee, chocolate, dark chocolate and roasted malts. Nice basic porter.

Fatehunter (2615) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - NOV 24, 2015
Pours a finger of head on a black body. The aroma is roasted malt. The taste is dark chocolate bitterness, roasted malt and wood. Really nice. The texture is crisp. A good porter.

olio (10552) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 10, 2015
355 ml bottle.
Pours dark ruby red color with a small off-white head. Hops and malts on the nose, some cocoa, caramel and distant milky chocolate. Sweet cocoa flavor, dark malts and very faint vegetables, must be the coffee turned a bit old. Decent.

lusikka (7833) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 10, 2015
355 ml bottle. Pours a black colour with a small beige head. Aroma of roastiness, herbal notes and tobacco. Flavour of rich roastiness, grassy bitterness, tobacco, some herbal notes, some mild vegetable notes and coffee. Medium bodied. A bit thin and not at it’s best anymore as the coffee has turned into vegetables. But anyways Weed, CA is a place I’d like to visit.

tiong (7635) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 10, 2015
355ml bottle

Pours pitch black with a small head. Aroma of roasty malts, licorice, grassy hops, hints of old coffee and vegetables. Taste is smooth, slick and slightly roasty with some licorice, coffee and grassy hops. Finish is slick, hoppy and roasty with hints of licorice, coffee and vegetables. Okay.

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