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RATINGS: 236   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
This complex porter is as black as coal that fueled locomotives for generations Made with judicious amounts of crystal and chocolate malt for a rich, smooth, creamy experience. Go ahead and jump on the night train. Enjoy!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (17047) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 7, 2016
Bottle at Konttori, Tampere. Dark brown color, small beige head. Toasted, a bit chocolaty aroma. Medium-bodied. Flavor is also toasted malty and chocolaty but it has some ashy notes too. Decent strong porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (24173) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2016
6th December 2015
ChrisO Tasting. Almost opaque dark brown beer, small cream colour head. Palate is smooth and semi dry, low carbonation. Tangy dry dark malts, mildly sour chocolate streak. Touch of coffee and dark fruits. Light dry finish. Coffee linger. So so from O’so.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (6224) - FINLAND - DEC 30, 2015
[email protected] Black darl brown, little head. Malty, slight sweet licorice, herbals, medicinal, bit herb liquory nose. Med full bodied, smooth, ok bittered. Licorice, malty syrup. Would expect more flavour for the abv though. Bit sweet oily syrupy this. Nothing too offending though..

-- bb

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
esox (1225) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 22, 2015
Bottled. A clear, dark ruby-brown porter with creamy tan head. Sweet bready and some rich caramel malt aromas, sweet chocolate sauce, ripe plums and surprisigly fresh fruitiness and perfumes hard to describe. Taste starts with pretty straightforward pale malt flavor, light caramel but vanilla fudge flavors rapidly take over. Caramel, raisin and wood flavors in the finish with dry/woody bitterness and dark chocolate. Nice balance, but a bit sweet when warm. Medium to full body, carbs are perfectly fit and counterbalance the sweetness. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brandman (2933) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 22, 2015
Black body, light brown head. Aroma has some very robust maltiness. Berries and acid. Cola soy sauce and alcohol. Thinnish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scopey (14007) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2015
Bottle at Chriso’s Xmas Tasting 2015. It pours cloudy dark brown with a small beige head. The nose is sweet roast, toffee, fruit cake, toast and chocolate. The taste is bitter, earthy roast, toast, charred stuff, leather, peppery spice, oiliness and some mild astringency with a dry, toasted finish. Medium body and fine, prickly carbonation. I found this a touch harsh and astringent. So-so.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gregwilsonstl (2379) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 15, 2015
Very dark black. Dominant initial flavor that I can’t totally place, almost like a coffee taffy. Acidic after taste. Creamy in a milky way. I really like this. Thanks Jackl.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
niquillis (2487) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2015
Bottle from Bottlecraft, Hanley. Pours black brown with fast diminishing tan head. Sharp roast bitter start, some toffee, cream, more roast malt, coffee. Decent porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kavu (4601) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 12, 2015
0,33l bottle @ Vihreä Haltiatar. Pours very dark brown with a low head. Aroma is sweet roasted malts with dark fruits and alcohol. Flavor is sweet roasted malts, dark fruits, alcohol and hops. Great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beeebon (438) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2015
Pours very dark with initially large deminishing tan head. Aroma is mild cocoa, roasty malt, earthy yet also creamy and a touch of vanilla. Taste is medium bodied, sweet yet cleanly dry bitter. Minimal carbonation and quite oily in the mouth. Very nice porter!

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