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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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pinkandgeek (56) - Georgia, USA - JUN 27, 2007
Had this beer on a recent trip to Washington, I was impressed with the rich, black body that smoothed over the palate with mild chocolate in mind. Lovely roasted malts are apparent, however the finish is weaker than expected. All in all, a decent porter. That goes light on sweetness and heavier into those toasty warm malts.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
biomechanic (55) - Washington, USA - JUL 13, 2003
Not a bad beer but is kind of watery for the style. Not very alcoholic and goes down smooth.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sallyclub99 (54) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 10, 2000
Havent had this one since I visited the brewery itself, but it is a very good brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lakersfan16 (53) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - FEB 7, 2009
Pours a dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is of roasted malts. Light to medium body, nice malty flavor with a hint of chocolate.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpockTheater (49) - Louisiana, USA - NOV 29, 2002
In the world of porters this one is a bit odd. I need to try it again to get a better opinion.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
sandygoonie (48) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2006
Almost black ver roast nutty flavor. Rich nutty aroma. thick mouth feel for the palate. Very nice after tase. Good beer!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
TogBean (47) - Belchertown, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 10, 2003
This one was a nice dark coffe color with a cramy white head. Great earthy aroma, creamy, coffee, earthy, malty flavors that just dropped off and left me feeling like I'd just drunk oddly flavored water. This one didn't deliver on it's promise and it was so low in carbonation that it was almost undetectable. Not going back to this one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
eggman (45) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2006
12 oz. bottle, purchased at Total Wine in Ft. Myers, FL with a 10/17/05 bottled on date...Pours a solid chocolate fudge with a very spare, spongy-beige head that quickly vanished into the brownie batter abyss...Smell some roasted molasses with small traces of celery-like hops. Best way to describe the aroma is "chocolate dipped plum"...Medium in body and sticky in texture with average carbonation and bitter finish...Tastes slightly sweet but very bitter...Overall, its just like a very bitter glass of liquid dark chocolate. A solid smokey porter that would go well with an elaborate 5 course meal.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thoreaubred (42) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 21, 2005
Intriguing aroma followed up by simple, almost mediocre flavor. Body is a little thin and nothing special but still a slightly above average beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuKKet99 (39) - Republic of Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2001
A solid porter. A bit weak for my tastes, and a bit too sweet.


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