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RATINGS: 466   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 157   ABV: 5.23%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A traditional London-style, top-fermented black porter.

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3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (14318) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 21, 2006
Aroma of chocolate, and maybe some malt. Very dark brown color; very little head. It ends with chocolate, but it starts with coffee. There are some hops, thinnish body, some undistinguishable fruit. Pleasant to quaff. A bit fresher than many porters. Lively. The aftertaste is coffee with some light bitterness. Took a fair while to get to the aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13760) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2005
Bottle. Black color with good porter aroma. Medium complex flavor with good finish. Had at home with barbecue ribs. Good combo.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ratman197 (13646) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2008
Bottle poured a clear dark brown with a minimal lingering ring of amber foam. Areomas of charcoal, coffee and roastiness. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, coffee, charcoal and bakers cocoa with a smooth bitter finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (13434) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 20, 2004
Black body with medium tan head. Aroma is roasty, coffee, some caramel, faint nutty. Taste is very roasty, solid coffee, with light chocolate. Light-medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (13060) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 2, 2005
Deep black porter with no head. Sweetish herbal aroma with coffee notes. Sweet porter with notes of cold coffee and licorice. Oily mouthfeel which surrounds the mouth, rich and smooth. Bitterness from hops noted in mid tastting. One of the good red hook products. Bought in Scotia NY.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (12988) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2007
Cask-GBBF. Black with a tiny light brown head. Roast aroma, some chocolate and licorice. Roast flavour with the right London-porter charcoal note, but rather thin.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12837) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2006
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt and cocoa. Flavor is reminiscent of an English porter with rye, roasted malt, mild hops, and chocolate.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Drake (12433) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 12, 2007
UPDATED: APR 24, 2009 Bottle. Disappointing product from an otherwise top-notch brewery. Pours very dark with no head. Strong anise aroma, very thin taste. Some coffee/caramelish flavors right at the end, but too little, too late. Nothing to see here, move along.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12328) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 25, 2005
Pours black with a small tan head that starts fading immediately leaving a thin rocky film on top and some thin lacing. Aroma is dry dark roasted malts with a hop nose. Smooth dark roasted malt and chocolate flavor. Palate is medium-bodied and refreshing, a little dry.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jcwattsrugger (12252) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2006
on tap-pours a retaining creamy light tan head that laces with black color. Aroma is dark malt-coffee/chocolate. Taste is dark malt-coffee/chocolate, smooth, roasty. Slight bitter in the finish. Mild/minimal carbonation.


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