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RATINGS: 817   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Hearty malts meld with a subtle balance of hops to create a dark and nurturing ale of comfort and complexity. Hints of bittersweet chocolate and espresso fill the tongue, finishing with just a touch of smoke. Not too sweet or filling, this versatile dark ale dissuades the notion that a darker beer is a stronger beer. Five varieties of roasted malts are the source of Porter’s dark color and rich taste, while two varieties of hops bring a mellow bite to this deep toasty ale.
FOOD PAIRINGS: Particularly tasty with slow-cooked meats, grilled cheese, smoked sausage. Pairs well with chocolate desserts, pumpkin pie, cheesecake.
AVAILABILITY: Year-round / 12oz (6pk and 24 bottle cases) / 1/2 keg, 1/6 keg

ABOUT THE BEER
STYLE: American Porter
BREWED SINCE: 2002
ABV: 5.8%
FERMENTATION: Ale yeast, five varieties of malts, two varieties of hops
COLOR: Dark brown with a red hue
EFFERVESCENCE: Moderate, lingering
NOSE: Earthy, toasted grains
FLAVOR: Mild coffee bitterness, chocolate, a delicate malty sweetness with hints of carmel and smoke
BITTERNESS: medium-light
BODY: Creamy but not thick, medium bodied
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 45-50°F GLASS: Pint glass, mug AVAILABILITY: Year-round / 12oz (6pk and 24 bottle cases) / 1/2 keg, 1/6 keg CELLARING: 4-45°F

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3.5
MacBoost (1992) - Victor, New York, USA - FEB 15, 2018
Crushed a growler of this today at noon. Straight from growler, no fucken glass. Drank pretty light and refreshing for a low boost porter. Got my buzz on. #daydrinking Good beer.

3.6
Jabah (575) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - JAN 20, 2018
Solid all-around porter. Semi-thick and creamy with a sweet chocolate malt character. Great balance and not super hoppy like some American porters, while still maintaining that flavor and feel for this style. Growing on me with each sample. A little similar to Anchor's which is one of my favorites. This is going to be a new staple for me.

3.2
higgsbison (275) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2018
A solid example of the style. No odd or off putting notes as some porters have. But also did not bring anything special to the table. Fine to drink when it's the best a menu has the offer but not worth seeking out or buying. Try Fullers London Porter, founders Porter, or Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald. Those will not disappoint ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
Jyrsa (1031) - - NOV 11, 2017
Intermission at the Met. Black with tan head. Cocoa nibs with vanilla and a hint of toast. Medium roast malt with coca cola, hints of smoke and cocoa. Smooth velvety palate.

2.9
Cool_Bond (2885) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2017
Scent of coffee, chocolate and dark malt. Very little taste of coffee, chocolate and dark malt. Okay bitterness that fills the upper part of the mouth briefly. Tasteless beer but okay. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

3.8
shawnmurphy (708) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2017
On tap at a Bob Seger concert at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, N.Y., so obviously in a plastic cup. Pours black-brown with creamy tan head and lacing. Aroma: faint coffee, chocolate. Flavor: the above, ramped up, along with ash, molasses, nuts. Mouthfeel: medium-bodied, creamy, savory.

3.1
nittanyjim (128) - - JUL 2, 2017
On tap at brewpub. No nose at all, very odd. Dark brown, slight tan head. Burnt malt taste, weak sweetness underneath. Average carbonation. Solid porter, not spectacular.

3.6
rondphoto (4552) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 26, 2017
bottle @ Jungle Jim’s / Cincinnati OH --- Aroma of musty toasted malt. Near black color, deep tan head, hanging strands of lace. Taste is lightly toasted malt that moves through light fizz to a quick sharp dip to bittering, followed by a gradual return to bittersweet malt in a long finish. Interesting, light, as a porter should be, easy-drinking.

3.2
Cunningham (8581) - Halden, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2017
Black as the night with a frothy tan head (that gives in a bit to fast). Ok intensity in the aroma. Medium + body and smooth carbonation level. Ok sweetness with a fine bitterness to back it up. A bit oily texture. Cold coffee, chocolate, toffee, roast and bready flavor. Ok complexity..
[Bottle from a trade with Sigmund]

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migwell (369) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 1, 2017
Let it warm up and poured the bottle into a 16 oz.Belgian ale glass. The foam filled the glass to the brim and then dissipated to a creamy film atop the deep brown brew. Malty cocoa aroma. The flavor was disappointing, roasty, milky and pretty mild, a bit burnt and bitter at the end, but in general underwhelming. Thin bodied and mildly carbonated... nothing to really dislike here, but not much to please either.


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