RATINGS: 811   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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

STYLE: American Porter
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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Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2015
This poured a darker brown with a beige head. Aroma was of lightly ashy roasted malt and some caramel. Flavor similar, a bit watery and disjointed.

tfontana (1002) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Bottle in pint glass from Downtown Discount Beverage in Dover, NH. Aroma is light bready malt with hint of grassy hops. Appearance is very dark mahogany--almost opaque, with surprisingly robust sparkle and 1 finger-width foamy head and nice minimal lacing. Taste is more lightly sweet than lightly bitter with a lingering pleasant long bitter finish. Palate is medium bodied with thin texture, average carbonation. Overall, I’ve come to expect a lot from this brewer and thought they’d knock this out of the park. It is OK but there are a lot of better porters out there.

Travlr (25174) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown color, medium off white head. Aroma of dark coffee, cocoa. Taste is roasty, fairly light body. Not bad.

ShivanDragon (4202) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2015
@BeerTemple , Amsterdam, 30/5/2015 - Aged Porter van 2012 die 3 jaar in de kelder heeft gestaan... schenkt zwart met bruine kraag. Aroma van koffie, chocolade, gebrande mout, best ok. Smaken zijn direct bij de eerste slok al opvallend dun, hmmm dat voor een aged bier..... erg dun allemaal.... verder uiteraard de koffie, bittere chocolade, vanille, weinig aging kenmerken.... erg vlak en flets allemaal.... bittertje in de afdronk en wat droog.

Mr_Pink_152 (5092) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2015
330ml bottle from Gonzo Beer, Coventry. Aroma is toasted malt and spice. There is also a touch of smoke. Taste starts sweet with a smoky bitter finish.

rumproasts (5422) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2015
bottle. Deep brown with one finger head. Chocolate malt with light roast. Not as bitter as a lot of porters. Pretty average.

hophead1234 (46) - - APR 9, 2015
Pours black with a light khaki head. Aromas of coffee and some malt sweetness. Taste of coffee, malt sweetness and a little smokiness. Thin mouth feel with nice lacing in the glass. Overall very nice example of an American style porter.

hershiser2 (3409) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2015
Bottle. Pours black with a small tan head. Smells of coffee, metal, fish. Taste is coffee and creamy chocolate.

Piw (1153) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - APR 2, 2015
UPDATED: APR 3, 2015 355ml Flasche. Schwarz und klar. Grosse, schöne Schaumkrone. Leichtes Karamellaroma. Süsser Nachgeschmack.

YigSvartka (304) - Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 27, 2015
Opaque black with a mid sized head. Good retention. Aroma containing notes of roast, malt, and dark chocolate. Relatively light bodied for a porter. Dark chocolate, malt, and roast coalesce with a mildly hoppy and dry finish. Average.

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