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RATINGS: 473   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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bu11zeye (13239) - 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.

2.7
slowrunner77 (13203) - 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."

2.8
hopdog (13191) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2004
Poured a dark brown with red tints with a small tan head. Lighter aromas and tastes of chocolates and coffee. Light bitter finish. Weaker for a porter. Thinner body.

2.7
jcwattsrugger (12559) - 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.

3.7
hopscotch (11409) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2003
Crystal clear, cherry wood-colored beer. Medium-sized, frothy, khaki-colored head. Excellent, lengthy retention and decent lacing. The aroma is of toasted cashews and milk chocolate. The flavors are of weak coffee, cocoa and hazelnuts. Perfectly-balanced. Light-bodied with a watery mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Dry, toasty finish with a hint of burnt straw.

3
alexsdad06 (11222) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2007
12 oz. bottle. Pours a deep reddish brown color with a small off white head that disappears immediately. The aroma has some roasted malt and piney hops, but nothing too prominent. The flavor is watered down roasted malts with a weak hop presence. Light body; thin mouthfeel. This could be considered a summertime porter, but doesn’t have enough going on to challenge the best in the style.

3.8
DocLock (11189) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2004
Dark black pour with a nice head and lacing. Aroma of malt, chocolate. Tastes very malty, with a coffee, chocolate, nutty, roasty finish. Excellent beer.

3.6
kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 03/07/1996
Mode: Draft
Source: Taco Mac, Sandy Springs

Deep dark red, thin head, nice lace, sweet spicy aroma, complex and chewy malt taste
-------- /> Date: 05/09/2002
Mode: nitro
Source: wild wing

sweet carmel malt aroma and flavor, more like a scottish,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Score: **4
-------- /> The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.

2.3
marcus (10865) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 16, 2007
This dark brown ale poured with a decent off-white head. The flavor is quite thin with a little maltiness and a slightly discernible hop finish. I used to like this one before all the great microbreweries sprang up, but it just doesn’t hold up any more.


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