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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This lip-smacking dark ale is mellow and malty. The aroma is reminiscent of bittersweet dark chocolate and the caramel and roast malt flavors are exceptionally smooth. Medium bodied, with a slightly sweet edge but a dry finish.

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3.5
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 12, 2007
Bottle: Dark brown, licorice like color, light head and lacing. Nose of nuts, cocoa, skin and a bit much of diacetyl. Flavor of some creamy chocolate and sharp astringent roast, some light nutella notes. The finish is a bit sticky and dry, lots of astringency, decent though for a robust porter.

4
Maria (10212) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2007
Thank you Tom/Afer4ever for this nice surprise. It’s black with a huge, light brown and creamy head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, licorice and chocolate. The flavour is smooth, full and has nice notes of coffee, chocolate, very light sweetness and a nice bitterness. It’s a nice beer with a really nice balance and lots of flavour even if the ABV isn’t high - and I like that! 2240

3.5
jake65 (3701) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - MAY 17, 2007
Bottle: Dark brown with a large tan head. Nice lacing. Nose is mild of roasty malt and coffee, taste adds bittersweet cocoa and even more roasty notes. Creamy, but thin mouthful? Overall, pretty good. Thanks BuckDich for sharing.

3.6
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 12, 2007
Pitch black pour with a thin light brown head. Aroma of coacoa with roasted malt and hops. Solid flavor of coacoa, roasted malt and hops with a dry and bitter finish. The body is light with a powdery texture and medium carbonation. A nice porter.

3.5
tiggmtl (4545) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 20, 2007
Chocolate sweetness with plenty of fruit character in the nose. Opaque black body is topped by a low tan head that lasts well and laces. Chocolate sweetness and fruitiness reminiscent of raisins occupy the tastebuds with a doughy, bready malt character. Medium body with decent carbonation. Bottle sampled with beerbuzzmontreal, cathschlag, MartinT, Siroy and Yowie.

3
murrayswine (101) - Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 18, 2007
Shared to me by Battlekow. Pours like aguiness, only thinner, so I’ll call it burnt brown/black. The head is decent, and basic. the smell is awesome, rich with sweeter malts and a little coffee bitterness, slight toffee. Finishes as raisins. The taste is a little limp and the mouthfeel is non existant, so I will let it warm up. Okay it’s warmer, and the taste is a little more forward. It nutty as hell. Limp, and a little underwhelming.

3.2
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 17, 2007
Black body with a short-lived tan head. Pleasant initial chocolaty roastiness, like burnt toasts with Nutella. Then the fruity flavours take over. Grapes, raisins, plums, etc. Vinous and even a bit sour. Too fruity and vinous for me. An ok beer. Started promising but the train ran out of steam.

3.4
TPaliga (212) - Munster, Indiana, USA - DEC 7, 2006
Pours deep brown. Roasted malt aroma. Hints of cocoa. Nice coffee and bitter chocolate flavor. Palate is a bit thin with dry finish.

3.5
Fightfire4beer (132) - Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2006
Tap. brown almost black color with a medium tan head. roasted coffee aroma. coffee, semi sweet chocolate and nut flavor. Very nice experience. A

3.4
MartinT (9880) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 8, 2006
Any first impressions?
-A sheet of foam rests atop the brownish black.
-Potent roastiness emerges from pungent vinosity, for an alluring and unsettling aroma.
-Talkative molasses and boastful roastiness stave off the fruity sourness.
-The soft, large bubbling reminds that of their IPA.

What if you dig deeper?
-Roastiness claims the finish, which was predictable due to its raw strength in this beer.
-A meaty, red wine vinegar tinge gives its personality, but I’m not sure it’s supposed to be there.
-Dark chocolate links the brash roastiness to the molasses’ sweetness.
-As Joris says, this is a severe porter, but it is a pleasure to tame it.

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