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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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2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 13, 2007
Nitro at Magnetic Field. Dark brown with cascading bubbles and a cream head. Basic dark roast malt aroma and flavor, with a bit of pruney (lactic?) tartness. Thins out rapidly on the finish. Not that good.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mattduling (64) - Fairmont, West Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2002
Just not what I expected, dark in color with a creamy head but light coffey chocolate taste. Just not much there.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ernest (7601) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2002
Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is dark brown to black. Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, dark chocolate), moderately hoppy (grapefruit). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, moderately astringent. Overhopped aroma, acidic, astringent.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 25, 2003
Not a big fan. It's my first "Porter" style beer though. I was imnpressed by the deep red color of the beer in the glass, but the head was not very impressive. It was pretty flat, and it seemed to me to have a sort of sour flavor in my mouth. It goes down smooth enough and is a decent drink. I believe it cost something like 6.50 dollars for six pack.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAR 24, 2004
Bottled. Im sad to say it but this isnt even as good as home brew. Gutting really that someone should produce a Porter of such poor quality. Dark brown with a quickly settling tan head. Fishy aroma that effectively masks the malts underneath. Its probably wrong of me to say home brew as many people brew better than this without trying.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2004
12oz. Bottle: Smells faintly of choclate and malt. Dark brown in color, but looks a little thin. Poured with very slight head, that disappeared quickly. Slight lacing. Flavor is of choclate and vanilla. A little weak and watery. Palate was ok; no real finish to speak of. Overall, I am not that impressed, though it is not a bad beer.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - DEC 2, 2006
Pours fairly black, aroma of malts, coffees. Flavor is quite bland compared to other porters. Sorta a disapointment.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
kopher (593) - New York, USA - JAN 15, 2007
Pours like Coke. Burnt chocolate aroma. Smoky coffee/chocolate taste. Very thin and watery. Slightly bitter, some metallic flavor, very boring

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Brewso (238) - Mt Kisco, New York, USA - JUN 19, 2003
This "porter" has a watery appearance. The taste is like a light beer with a hint of roasted barley. There was nothing particularly remarkable about this beer.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
haddon90 (1634) - Newport Beach, California, USA - OCT 15, 2003
When I first saw it I thought it was Guiness from the nitrogenated head. Not much of a porter at all...some of the taste reminds me of one. Deep black pour. Some chocolate from the taste...maybe some coffee as well. Not that great of a porter though. On tap at the Beer Sellar in Knoxville, TN.


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