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RATINGS: 471   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 157   ABV: 5.23%
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A traditional London-style, top-fermented black porter.

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2.9
tnkw01 (1788) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 12, 2016
Bottle. Really nice, very dark brown, almost black. Absolutely no head. Aroma was kind of weak. Whiffs of burnt grains and toast. Taste was somewhat better. Tasted of dark roast grains with very light hints of mocha. Weak upfront, roasted grains in the middle, light ashy bitterness in the finish.

3.3
Bif (2306) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - JAN 30, 2016
On tap. Served a deep brown color with nice thick head that faded slowly. Aroma of toasted malts and nuts. Taste of roasted malts and some nuttiness. Fair bitterness and a dry finish. Moderate body, a bit watery for a porter with a bit of grittiness. Not a bad English Porter, just a bit short on character.

3
JohnnyJ (5569) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 17, 2015
On draft at the brewery. Dark brown pour, with a small light tan head. Roasty, malty, notes of chocolate, watery, and rather thin and boring. Drinkable, but not interesting.

3.6
TaktikMTL (7921) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 7, 2014
En fût. Verre de dégustation directement à la brasserie de Portsmouth, NH. Arôme: Légère odeur de céréales grillées. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un moyen col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de céréales grillées avec une pointe de café et de chocolat. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en arrière goût. Léger goût de chocolat en arrière goût. (Rating #5884)

2.7
slowrunner77 (12569) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
"one of the more boring porters i’ve had, not that i’m surprised, given the brewer. it was worth a shot, though. nothing unpleasant, nothing impressive, just a boring beer."

4.2
maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Draught at the brewpub. Pours a very dark brown color with a very small tan head on it. Nose is very roasty, almost to the point of seeming entirely like a chilled coffee. Taste is also quite roasty and slightly bitter, but has a really pleasant hint of chocolate coming through. Really enjoyable beer.

3.6
Davhgbrew (948) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Draft wob CAP HILL. SLIGHTLY roasty, chocolate, malty molasses aroma. Texture is slightly creamy, pronounced bitterness. Flavor is roasted coffee and black malt, bitter and drying on the tongue in the finish l. Alcohol is not noticeable, body is full throughout. Overall very enjoyable Sessionable dark ale.

2.7
czar (9322) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2013
tap at redhook brewpub, portsmouth. clear dark brown-reddish with a nice beige head, some retention. roasted and fruity notes, minerals, maple and dry grassy notes. average carbonation, light body, almost bland herbal finish. no flaws but a bland porter it is.

3.8
snoworsummer (5956) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 27, 2013
Nitro. Pours black with a tan foamy head. Medium body and low carbonation. Smooth and creamy, tastes like coffee. Light aroma of bread, toast, malt.

3.6
sonnycheeba (6259) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 27, 2013
Nitro. Pours deep, dark brown with a thick pillow of creamy beige head; great retention and some lacing. Aroma is roasted malts, oats, earthy notes, light floral notes, and light toast. Flavor is roast malts forward with supporting earthy hops, dark fruit esters, and light woody notes; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.


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