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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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3.6
DiarmaidBHK (5703) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2017
Sampler at brewery. Pours black with a khaki head. Leaves trace lacing in the glass. Big roasty notes on the nose and tongue. Finished clean. Pretty nice.

3
tfontana (1089) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 16, 2017
Bottle pour into nonic pint glass from Andover Liquors. Appearance is very dark brown--almost opaque--with no sparkle, finger-width fizzy light brown head with poor retention and no lacing. Aroma is roasted/smoky malts (bordering on ash), some coffee and hints of chocolate. Taste is burnt malts, resin bitterness, earth. Palate is light-to-medium bodied with thick texture, soft carbonation and burnt, bitter finish. Overall, too burnt and bitter for me.

3.3
Jabic (667) - Plainfield, Vermont, USA - AUG 14, 2017
Ar: Coffee, ash, and sweet malt; some dark caramel and mossy, herbal hops. Ap: Dark brown and almost opaque; small light mocha head with low retention, leaves a ring of medium bubbles and a very slight haze on top. T: Nuts and treacle; dark caramel with a low sweetness; some char and burnt coffee; toast and earthy hops; bitterness is low; finish is moss, tannins, and ash. P: Medium body with medium carbonation; finish is dry. O: A good sessionable English-style porter; lots of dark caramel and English hop character, with a nice mix of roast.

3.7
LilBeerDoctor (4144) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2017
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a thick light tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate malt, toasted malt. Flavor of chocolate and dark malts with lots of roasted notes in the finish. Malty and roasted, very tasty! 7/4/8/4/14 (3.7/5)

3.4
shawnmurphy (585) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2017
On tap at Three Needs Taproom in Burlington, Vermont. Pours nearly opaque brown-black with fluffy tan head and lacing (aided by nitrogen). Aroma: chocolate, coffee. Flavor: all of above, plus lactose and.oatmeal, ash. Mouthfeel: light- to medium-bodied, yet a bit too watery for me.

3.4
omhper (25565) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2017
Bottled. Dark brown, beige head. Aroma of tobacco and licorice. Mid dry with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Milk chocolate, hay and licorice. Fairly low bitterness. Another solid beer from Queen City.

3.4
ClarkVV (6839) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 10, 2017
Draught at The Haven, 4/14/17.
Dark cocoa-ebony body seems to have some clarity at least around the edges. Tan head atop shows moderate retention.
Chocolate, light toffee, molasses and earthy, almost lightly smoke notes do not get too bitter/burnt/acrid and the base malt is felt, albeit lightly, adding light caramel character for balance. Moderate fruitiness, as well, deepens complexity.
Quite dry and very light-bodied bordering on thin. A touch more malt suppleness would work wonders here. Lots of dark fruit, molasses and bitter cocoa with light caramel on the finish. Somewhat loose, unfocused carbonation, as their beers tend to have, detracts from the experience.

3.4
Handypaul (580) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - AUG 16, 2016
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a fizzy, instantly disappearing head that leaves no lacing. Aroma of molasses, alcohol, dark chocolate. Medium to light body, round and creamy mouthfeel, lightly sweet with a lightly bitter finish. Milk or oatmeal stout?

3.7
alobar (3884) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2016
Pours cola brown with aroma of roasted malt, dark fruit, and coffee. Roasted malt flavor with coffee, dark chocolate, and some dark fruit. Very nice porter.

3.7
polo_marco (332) - milton, Vermont, USA - MAY 25, 2016
Smells of roasted malts dark fruits and slight booze on the backdrop. Rich dark black in color. Taste of roasted malts then goes water and flat on the flavor. Slight warming in the belly. Nice thick full body with awesome carbonation for this style. Very crushable for a full body beer just wish the flavor was more complex kind of one noted but not bad.


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