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RATINGS: 466   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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (9265) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2004
Sampled at Denver International Airport in a really smoky bar. Deep brown color, typical creamy head from a nitro tap. Creamy texture up front, then a brown-ale like spicyness and a little hop bite in the finish. So cold it makes me shiver... a bit of a gritty texture, some creamy malts and a milk flavor as well. Nose is a light cream with some tobacco, but who can call that one in a smoky bar.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2009 1. On Tap at the GBBF, Kensington Olympia 02/08/2001 Dark coloured with a slightly woody aroma. Strong in alcohol. Hop finish. 2. Barrel Draught from the jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 30/09/2005 Black and strong in alcohol with a fruity aroma. Crisp roast finish. 3. Cask Stillage at the GBBF Bar Sans Frontiers Earls Court, London 08/08/2007 Strong roast aroma. Dark and fruity with some bitterness in a crisp and dry malt finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2007
Cask conditioned - gravity dispense - GBBF 2007. A black coloured beer with beige bubbles around the edge. The aroma is hoppy with some light roast, a little sourness and some chocolate. The taste is light roasty with some smoke. Very mild and a tad thin, but drinkable for sure.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blipp (8511) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 8, 2008
Draft. Pours black with a lasting beige head. Light coffee aroma with a bit of caramel as well. Medium smooth body. Flavor is the same as the aroma. Not bad, but pretty unimpressive.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ibrew2or3 (8358) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 28, 2007
The label on this bottle actually reads bottled just in case I was confused about what I was about to drink from. Hmm. It pours deep clear chestnut and has a thin tan head. The aroma is semi sweet roasted malts with a faint, very faint, burnt maltiness. Much like the aroma the taste seems semi sweet roasted malts to a hint of sweet molasses. A faint burnt malt note tries to cut into the sweeter notes and becomes a rather softened burntness. So that standard Porter flavor of burnt Black Patent type malts comes up somewhat short. It does try to make a feeble attempt to re-surface in the after taste but seems to be a faint echo of what could have been.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
czar (8312) - Qubec, 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (8006) - Hsselby, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2007
(Cask at GBBF, London, 8 Aug 2007) Black colour with brownish notes, brief head. Malty, roasted nose with notes of toffee and chocolate, a bit thin. Malty, roasted taste with chocolate and toffee, fairly sweet. Rather short, chocolatey finish. Not bad at all, but not really my favourite porter.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (7917) - Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2009
Nice start and middle; very flavorful, but the end leaves something to be desired, a bit too clean.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
after4ever (7714) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 31, 2007
Draft at the Woodinville brewpub. 15 years ago, I thought a bottle or a pint of this stuff was kind of an interesting way to spend a round. Not so much today. Black with rubied highlights--seems like a fairly well clear beer behind that roasty opacity. Scant gray head. Light roasty and bittersweet chocolatey nose. Light body, especially for a porter, its almost watery. Soft carb. Light brown sugar and brown bread mid-palate, but not too much going on for the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (7613) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2006 Rerate Still a decent Porter: thick black pour, decent mocha head, coffee aroma, dark chocolate and coffee flavor; average mouthfeel. Original 3.5 Decent macro-micro Porter. Kind of a hoppy aroma - not much of a head to the pour. Dark, licorice like appearance. No chalky aftertaste, kind of "oily" - the way I like my Porters. Hint of coffee undetones throughout. Holds up well through the whole 12 oz.


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