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RATINGS: 812   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 Porters 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: 45-50F GLASS: Pint glass, mug AVAILABILITY: Year-round / 12oz (6pk and 24 bottle cases) / 1/2 keg, 1/6 keg CELLARING: 4-45F

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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hershiser2 (2588) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Piw (991) - Rsselsheim, GERMANY - APR 2, 2015
UPDATED: APR 3, 2015 355ml Flasche. Schwarz und klar. Grosse, schne Schaumkrone. Leichtes Karamellaroma. Ssser Nachgeschmack.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhp40219 (449) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 18, 2015
12 oz bottle. Dark brown pour with a small light tan head that leaves a fair amount of lacing. Aroma of dark chocolate, dark coffee, and toasted malts. Taste is pretty much the same as aroma except a slight bitterness at the end. Quick finish of cocoa and malt. Medium body, slightly chewy texture, average carbonation. Definitely more robust than most porters with a heavier, almost imperial stout like taste. Very nice!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trapped (2672) - New York, TURKEY - MAR 16, 2015
Bottle @ NYC Craft Beer Festival. Dark inky brown with small off-white head, caramel aroma, low carbonation, roasted malt - caramel taste, long bitter finish. Good but the roasted bitterness was too predominant.

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
arn8897 (363) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AdamChandler (4810) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 16, 2015
12oz bottle, fridge temp. dark brown, almost no head. smells like a lager with roasted malts addd. Very weak body, weak taste, lager yeast for some reason. not sure what else to add. just not a fan of this one.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pottygok (548) - Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2015
Aroma: Roasted coffee, cocoa, and toasted malts. Appearance: Black with a tan head that dissipates quickly. Taste: Light sweetness with a medium sourness. Palate: Medium body, dry texture, soft carbonation, dry finish. Overall: A bit too dry, but still very rich and complex. I enjoyed this one a lot. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Joel (114) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 20, 2015
Smooth and balanced. Somewhat malty but no other dominating characteristics. Easy drinking, good-to-style porter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sturmthis (1130) - Bavaria, GERMANY - JAN 11, 2015
On tap. Black color with one finger off white head. Chocolate and coffee aroma. Lighter coffee taste, not over powering.


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