RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
North Peak Darkangel is robust and dry with a finishing touch of tart cherry. The roast barley quickly gives way to the subtle chocolate malt and rich Crystal 30.Chinook and Centennial hops put forth a sharp clean bitterness that is followed by a medium malt body balanced with Challenger hops, ending with a smooth dry, tart finish and strong Galena nose. It is brewed in Traverse City, MI, on Old Mission Peninsula incorporating locally grown hops.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mmmbeer (1405) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2012
12 oz. shorty bottle (Date Nov.28, 11) served in shaker- poured an easily transparent darkened brown with heavy shades of maroon when held to a light source, 4mm tan head formed, made several frog eyes upon the liquid surface, and did lace upon the vessel nicely. Aroma of cherries, malt, and biscuits. Hits the mouth with light medium body, malt is extremely restrained for the style but at least it has a degree of roast to it, bittering sensation in the middle, finish is mildly tart with the taste of cherries waving around. Kind of bleh.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
ICEatALAMO (1324) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Draft. Pours a light brown with a red tint. You don't get much from the aroma at all. The taste is mild as well, but you get some tartness from the cherries. Average beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 22, 2012
Bottled. Poured clear, reddish-brown with a very tall, dense, sticky beige head. The aroma picked up a little dirty cherry dust over lightly-toasted brown malts.. a little cherry skin on the back of the nose.. not very interesting. The flavor found tart cherry skins and medicinal notes throughout.. I think there was a bit of roasty chocolate beneath, but there was too much sourness going on.. messy and sour on the long finish. Lighter-bodied and ugly on the palate.. not a lot of desirable textures or flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wmubronco1992 (709) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - JUN 15, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a reddish hue. Small off white head. Good lacing. Mild roasty cherry aroma. Flavor of chocolate and roast with a touch of tart cherry. Finish if of roasted coffee with a litttle bit of grittiness. Very dry. This is worthy of bottle, however something in this combination of dry roasty tartness doesnt completely work for me. I love northern Michigan beers, but this one was just barely above average.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rcasta (855) - EL SALVADOR - MAY 8, 2012
ok, thsi is a cherry porter. ill give it to you. it is actally available on cask right now which is decent. i think this north peak is the sober side of jolly pumpkin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
superspak (5119) - Michigan, USA - MAY 1, 2012
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled 11/28/2011. Pours slightly hazy reddish brown color with a nice 2 finger dense khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Some good spotty lacing down the glass as you drink. Aromas of caramel, biscuit, toasted malt, cherry juice, and herbal hops. Some decent and pleasant aromas; with decent strength and low complexity. Taste of chocolate, biscuit, toasted malt, cherry juice, caramel, pine, herbal hops, and light earthiness. Good amount of piney bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of toasted malt, biscuit, pine, cherry, and earth on the finish for a good bit. A good balance of the cherry juice is present with the malts, making it just enough to be noticeable. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy and slightly slick mouthfeel; with some prickly carbonation. The large earthy and piny hoppiness make this a bit challenging on the palate. Alcohol is well hidden with hardly any warming noticed; as expected for 5%. Overall this is an alright porter. Much more spicy hoppiness, and high astringency than I was hoping for. Not really what I would classify as being a porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thorongil2 (2710) - , Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2012
(tap) cloudy amber colour with small tan head; aroma of toffee and fruit; dry flavour with light bitter finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pailhead (6539) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - APR 16, 2012
Bottle: The aroma consists of light cherry with a touch of chocolate and a hint of roast. It pours a dark brown that is more of a transparent mahogany when held to the light. It has a one finger soapy beige head that quickly fades to a thin film. The flavor starts with a quick dose of chocolate. Theres some faint cherry notes in the background. The finish has moderate roast, coffee, dusty notes, and the slightest hint of tart cherry. Its light-medium bodied with mild carbonation. Overall, its not much of a cherry Porter as the cherry character is very faint.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (12360) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2012
This beer pours a dark ruby brown color with a thin light beige head that dissipates steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of chocolate malt and cherries. Light body with a semi-sweet cherry character and notes of roasted malt, chocolate and hops. The finish is short and malty. Slightly above average overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hollywoodt (240) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2012
Bottle. Poured a dark reddish color with a small white head. Aroma was dark malt and some dark fruit with a hint of cherry. Flavor was malty with the slightest hint of cherry and a bitter finish. Meh.

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