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RATINGS: 151   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 31, 2009
Pours deep brown with a tan head and some lace. Aroma is standard, coffee, chocolate, caramel. Palate is almost chewy. Taste is roasted coffee, dark chocolate, and some toasted oats.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leems (406) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 29, 2009
22oz bottle pours a dark red/brown with a one finger white head. Aroma is chocolate and coffee, flavor follows suit. This was a pretty good porter but not the best ever. I wouldnt go out of my way to purchase it but worth trying.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUN 25, 2009
Very dark brown, creamy tan head. Rich mocha aroma. Creamy body, firm roast character, dry roast finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
snakeoilpete (324) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 5, 2009
Cask at Elysians SBW Firkin-Firkin throwdown (vs. Russian River Porter). Pours dark brown with a small frothy tan head. Weak roasty aroma. Roasty, slightly chocolaty taste. Watery mouthfeel, astringent roasty finish. Next.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (8392) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 24, 2009
Courtesy of sebletitje. Pours deep and dark with mocha head. The aroma seems earthy at first then burnt, roasty, a bit of smoke and chocolate. The taste is both good and yum with roast to burnt malts to go along with a layer of earthiness to start. Midway some chocolate surfaces. Toward the finish everything comes together in harmony and leaves a lingering chocolate, a bit of burnt malts and just a hint of smoke into the after taste. Very tasty indeed.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2009
Bottle, courtesy sebletitje. Dark brown pour, big dark tan head with spotty lacing. Some chocolate in the nose, caramel, coffee roast, and some dark fruit. Flavor is big dry spicy grain with rye, coffee and some roast. Medium-bodied, tasty, and balanced.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (9643) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2009
coutresy of BA trade. pours black, mocha head with some light golden lacing. Aroma is malty, roasty and light coffee. Taste, malty, chocolate, cocoa nibs, thin malty body, with light rast and coffee. Thin mouthfeel with a toasted/roasted finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gkost (1709) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 30, 2009
Poured black, tan head. Roasty, smokey, cocoa nose. Full bodied, charred, dark malt, slightly bitter. Good Porter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hayduke (5062) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 10, 2009
This poured from the 22 oz bottle a very dark brown that let in no light and raised a light brown head with good retention and good lacing. Nose of roasted malts with chocolate, coffee, and ripe fruit. Soft creamy mouthfeel. Flavor is heavy on the coffee and the finish is dry. A very decent porter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexanderj (3593) - Branson, Missouri, USA - APR 5, 2009
On tap at the Tap House Grill in Seattle. Color was dark brown iwth a light brown head. Aroma was good, with roasted malt, caramel and vanilla. Flavor was really nice for the style. Caramel, roasted malt, coffee, vanilla and cocoa. A bit of chalk, but it wasnt detracting. Good beer.


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