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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   IBU: 31   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Rich black porter with a unique blend of chocolate, coffee, roasted and nutty flavors. Brewed with cocoa powder and conditioned with cacao nibs from Taza Chocolate. Bold flavors from the cacao nibs and black malts are balanced with a special blend of pale malts, oats and wheat to produce a lush and lingering mouthfeel.

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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (20636) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, - NOV 13, 2012
Bottle on Amtrak Train 27 - The Empire Builder ( from Binny’s South Loop) - 05/11/12. Mid black with a big frothy tan head, good lacing ensues. Nose of cocoa, roast malt, light plastic. Tastes of roast malts, chocolate pudding, touch of leather. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.


3.7
Bill Becker (1808) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - APR 29, 2017
16 ounce can. Pours black with a tan foam. Cocoa, roasted malt, toffee and mild coffee nose. No surprises in the taste as it’s loyal to the smell. Has both sweet and bitter notes that are pleasing to my palate. Most worthy.

3.5
thorongil2 (3429) - , Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2017
(Tap) clear, very dark brown colour with a small brown head; aroma of smoked fruit, chocolate liqueur; balanced flavour with a long, light bitter finish

3.7
gregwilsonstl (2665) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 20, 2016
16 ounce can courtesy of ThePatrickMan. Dark black. Cacao nibs and thick chocolate. No shortage of dark chocolate. Nice heavy porter.

4
MadRobin (2988) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - SEP 3, 2016
Poured from 16 oz. can. Opaque, near-black with a with a small tan head and very good lacing. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, roasted coffee and cola. Taste of roasted malt, roasted coffee, dark chocolate, nuts and molasses. Full/medium body and medium carbonation with a silky mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
commonshawn (1323) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 20, 2016
Tap at brewery with commonmac and rosskyle and samadouche. Black with frothy off white head. Heavy roasted aroma. Sweet, malty, chocolate, good chocolate. Medium body, soft. Nice finish. Good show.

3.8
djd07 (15547) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2015
Bottle as shown. Pours a dark brown with medium beige head that lasts. The aroma is roasted malt, dark chocolate and faint smoke. Medium mouth, roasted coffee, dark chocolate, bitter finish, very good.

4
rjplumer (1183) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 2, 2015
Mild chocolate coffee aroma. Black body with a tan half inch head. Rich cocoa and coffee taste. Has lively carbonation but still manages to have a smooth silky feel. Excellent for this style. I’ll look forward to having this one again.

3.8
HighlanderOne (1374) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - SEP 12, 2015
Poured from bottle. Great aroma of cocoa and toasted malt. Solid dark with a bit of head. Tasting the chocolate and coffee in equal amounts along with malt, licorice, vanilla and a touch of spice. Maybe a bit on the sweet side for a porter, but nicely done.

3.1
hivemind (922) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2015
Bottle at Paradise Cafe, Dedham MA with Erica/Stiffler/Kayla. Aroma is malty pumpernickel and palate is bitter cocoa and bread. Sticky chocolate finish.

3.7
Jow (4091) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2015
Bottle at home for a little late night tv. Deep brown pour beige head. Nose is chocolate. Tastes of deep dark cocoa, bitter earth, light coffee, roasted malt, touch of cola. Decent


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