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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Six malts and four hops go into this tasty dark ale. Hints of toffee, caramel, and chocolate are evident from aroma to finish in this approachable robust porter. 1.059 O.G / 40 BUs

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4.2
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 10, 2010
Might be one of the best beers i’ve ever had, i’d quite possibly punch my mom for another drank. Without question the best porter I have ever had. Amazing balance of bitter, body, hints of roast, tons of chocolate, backnotes of coffee. simply perfect.

3.5
joeneugs (6372) - Livermore, California, USA - JUL 9, 2010
Pours a dark ruby caramel color with a small tan head. The aroma is roasted malts with some berry hints and mild notes of hops.the flavor is roasted malt with a hint of dark cherry and a mildly roasted bitter finish. A pretty nice porter.

3.6
0o9i (439) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 24, 2010
Tap @ brewery. Clear, deep Ruby/mohagony with a tan head that laces well, becomes a ring and lasts fully. Malty aroma of Baker’s chocolate, dark fruit, molasses and a bit of musk. Body is medium with light carb and a solidly dry finish. Flavor is lightly sweet, dark roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, molasses an a long lightly bitter aftertaste with pine and chocolate.

3.8
trevor211 (1681) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 20, 2010
Sampled at Russian River in Santa Rosa. Good porter! Pours a warm brown. Nice, sessionable. Sweet, but roasty.

3.7
pauls_parade (340) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 11, 2010
Black, quarter-inch head. Good lacing. Roasted malt, chocolate. Medium bodied, a little too carbonated at first, but softens with time. Pretty dry, needs a little more sweetness to balance. Still pretty enjoyable.

4
BelgianBeerGal (4256) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2010
Draught at the brewery. Let me put it this way: I liked it so much I bought a growler to drag back to Las Vegas with me...my gift for Mother’s Day...to myself. Very "coffee-esque" porter which what I loved about it.

3.9
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAY 11, 2010
Growler supplied by friends of Hangar 24, Mike and Janet, thanks guys. Rating #66. Poured a very dark brown with a small tan head. Chocolate roast aroma and a little sweetness also. Big roasty flavor right up front, more coffee than chocolate, seemed a lot different than the aroma with just a little sweetness in the finish, really nice though. (1215)

3.9
JoeMcPhee (10136) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 28, 2010
Deep brown pour with a thin, tan head. The nose is quite cocoaish and there is a bit of fairly pronounced chocolately character. Sweet but also fairly hoppy with lots of herbal/earthy hoppiness. It’s a pretty solid porter.

3.8
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - MAR 31, 2010
Sampled at City Beer on tap. Pours deep brown with a nice toffee and chocolate aroma. Palate is very nice. The malts are really good and drink smooth. Hopping is more than I expected and flow very well. Nice brew.

3.7
DeadGirl (478) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 31, 2010
On draft at Russian River Brewing (Santa Rosa, CA): Pours out a transparent medium brown/garnet red, topped off with an off-white fluffy head. Nose of dark cocoa bits, pine hops, roasted bready malts, and lightly toasted grain. Moderate carbonation. Medium-bodied. Rich flavors of dark toffee, ripe fruit notes, and creamed coffee. Cream and light bitter notes share the stage for a smooth finish. Drinkability: A classic porter that’s extremely easy to drink. Pairing: Smoked ham, BBQ prime rib. Rebuy: Yes. #354 on 31032010, DG.


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