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RATINGS: 2412   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   IBU: 36   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A delicious, dark-colored, medium-bodied ale made with roasted malted barley. It has a creamy head and a very rich, yet smooth, malty flavor.
Bittering Hops: Nugget
Beginning Gravity: 14.5 Plato
Finishing Hops: Willamette
Ending Gravity: 3.5 Plato
Malts: Two-row Barley Malt, Caramel Malt, Chocolate Malt, Black Malt, Dextrin Malt

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3.1
edfitz (118) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2006
Dark brown with a large tan head. Aroma a little bland for a porter. Malty, but initially overpowered by the amount of carbonation. Pretty good after it has settled. Good, not spectacular. I will probably drink it again, but not for a while.

3.4
67F100 (32) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 23, 2006
12 oz. bottle. Nice toasted malt smell with hints of dark chocolate. Color is a satisfyingly deep brown. A slight amount of lacing, not too much head. A bit heavy on the ’buds for my tastes, but I’m not a huge porter drinker. Good flavor throughout, with the dark chocolate being quite dominant. Think bitter chocolate, or at the best semi-sweet. A bit oily in the mouth, but the finish is good. As far as American-style porters go, you shouldn’t be disappointed.

3.9
fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JUL 22, 2006
12 oz bottle. Dark Chocolate brown with a tan head. Chocolate and coffee aroma. Very nice malty aromas and flavors. More bitter chocolate flavor and a nice dusty finish.

3.9
IPAndy (120) - minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 14, 2006
Oh so roasted aroma, pours dark black withlarge bubbly head (immediately apparent that carbonation is a smidge to high). Flavor is chocolatey and roasted coffee with a wondeful dry finish. Much creamier than I thought it would be- the carbonation looked like it would be more over the top. A bit chewy. Earthy hops. Wonderful beer, excellent price, what is not to love?

3.5
rybowen (105) - Los Angeles 90039, California, USA - JUL 11, 2006
Good stuff. I drank a 6er a few months ago for some research on a porter recipe. Classic flavor profile with the kick of american hops. I like it - the Porter equivalent of an American PA.

3.2
chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 10, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2006 Sometimes it is nice to have a well carbonated dry porter with pine, citrus, and choclate notes and without a heavy sweetness. This is it. Perhaps too much carbonation for a porter which I sometimes down in evening after dinner. Nicely done yet I can’t rate this as high as SN PA or Stout.

3.9
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2006
this was a plesant surpise. I didn’t have very high expections from this -but it was real tasty. nice palate not to heavy a very drinkable. I wish this were available more often.

3.5
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2006
bottle. Aroma: Roasted malt, coffee, little chocolate, anise, and a note of smoke. Some hop aromas peek through as it warms. Appearance: Dark brown and clear. Tan head was full and rocky, but disappeared quickly. A little lacing. Flavor: Nice roasty flavor. Coffee, chocolate, and the smoke in the nose comes through stronger in the flavor. Hop bitterness was good and I detected a little grass flavor in the hop finish. Palate: Medium bodied. Slight oiliness in the mouthfeel. Hop bitterness lingered a little longer than I would have liked. Overall: A good American style Porter, meaning its loaded with hops. The hop flavor and bitterness is good, but lingers a little to long. A very good porter, but there are better choices out there.

3.3
Dedollewaitor (16125) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2006
Black/brown with little white head. Aroma of roasted malts & coffee. little sweetness. texture is medium to almost watery. Finish has slight hoppy bitterness. But basically there is too little of everything here! OK pleasant though!

3.5
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2006
Brown with small head. Smells like fresh roasted malts. Tastes the same with nice body.A little too much fizz but other then that it’s a good porter


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