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RATINGS: 201   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our robust Porter shows bittersweet flavors of coffee and dark chocolate. It has very complex malt character enhanced by yeast fruitiness.

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3.8
gripweed57 (2308) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - NOV 2, 2013
12 ounce bottle. Opaque black color with a medium-sized bubbly tan head. Rich mocha malt nose. Creamy roasted malt flavor has notes of cocoa and coffee. Balanced nicely with spicy hops in the finish. This is very straight-forward tasty porter.

3.7
tcane7 (1674) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2013
Bottle. Pours a deep brown, near black, with medium tan head and light lacing. Nose of roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit, coffee. Medium body, sweet and roasty. Light bitterness and carb. Nice porter.

3.8
Bamsen78 (5336) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2013
Draught @ Fire Works, Arlington, VA. Pours cloudy very dark brown with small tan head. Clear aroma of malt, caramel, coffee and roast. Roasty flavour with malty and caramellish notes. Warming but unobtrusive alcohol presence. Sourish aftertaste of coffee beans. Very well balanced. Very good.

3.8
kermis (12869) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2013
Draft sample at Rustico, Alexandria. Pours black with a small beige head. Aroma of roast, caramel, chocolate, a little fruity, toffee. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter. Light full bodied with soft carbonation.

3.8
Derek881 (1272) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Poured this beer from a regular bottle into a trumpet glass to drink. The beer had a thick black pour and color, was a touch syrupy, and had a big, dark, tan creamy head with average retention, but great lacing and good cling. Its aroma had some earthy and floral hops, mixed with notes of caramel, chocolate, molasses, and a bit of fruit and yeast. It had a sweet malty taste with notes of lighter fruit, molasses and chocolate, and a slight earthy bitterness. It was a wet and full-bodied beer with a good creamy mouthfeel that had average carbonation and a dry finish.

3.8
hman43 (1540) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUN 26, 2013
The beer has a very pleasant chocolate smell to it. The head is medium bodied that clings to the side as it disappears. The color is black. It have an extremely rich taste that has a hint of bitterness.

3.4
snoworsummer (5624) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Draft. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, earthy hops, and some dark fruit. Flavor matches the smell with roast and light bitterness. Dry, lightly bitter finish. Medium body and carbonation.

2.9
ABeerVixen (17) - - MAY 29, 2013
On tap at brewery. Dark brown color, small head that dissipates. Roasted/chocolate aroma. Burnt initial taste on tip of tongue moves to middle of the mouth with a bitter finish.

3.7
magsinva (1241) - Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Tap at Alamo draft house Loudoun - pours pitch with a whit head, some lacing. Big coffee!

3.4
chinchill (4937) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2015 Undated, recently purchased 12oz. bottle poured into a snifter. Consumed immediately after, and compared to, a Mad River Steelhead Porter. [Revisited and revised with a bottle in Washington D.C. in June 2015.] Pours a very dark reddish brown that is nearly black. Small tan head has very poor retention but some decent lacing is left behind. Nose has chocolate and roasted malt with a significant bit of somewhat fruity and somewhat disagreeable alcohol esters. {not noticed at 2nd rating] The alcohol is much less noticeable in the flavor, which hits the tongue too sweet and stays that way until the lightly smoky aftertaste. Hints of brown sugar and over-ripe plums. Tastes way better than it smells {but not 2nd rating]. . Medium-full bodied with low-moderate carbonation. Smooth. O: Darker, sweeter, softer, less smoky and less hoppy than the Mad River it is worth trying but certainly not as good as the Mad River.


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