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RATINGS: 818   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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badgerben (5119) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 28, 2006
Black color with a no head. Some mild hop aroma. Oddly enough, the taste was about the same. No real malt body or any roasts of any kind. Just thick, dry hop juice.

3.9
fly (1486) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2006
Very solid porter with nice body and that it held up to me drinking at a time when I probably shouldn’t have (after MANY other beers) it is all the more impressive. Thanks again to Shadey

4
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 15, 2006
Courtesy of Shadey <P> Aroma is full of chocolate malt, cream and miniscule hints of vanilla. Deep black with a thumb thick tan head. Fore is roasty chocolate malts, cocoa, sweet cream, light coffee notes and a hint of nougat. Very nice mouthfeel that is perfectly to syle. A well done porter.

3.5
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - FEB 10, 2006
Pours a deep brown bordering in black with a med. off-white head. Aroma is of cocoa and piney hops. The body is med. but a little over-carbonated and thus feels thinner than it really is. The flavors are heavy with chocolate, but ther is some caramel. A dry bitter finish makes this pretty authentic. CO@ is the only thing I would really change and this has been in the bottle a while so I’m impressed.

3.7
3fourths (9331) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2009 Very rich and slightly smoky nose with a touch of cream. Reminds me of Boulevard Bully Porter. Texture is semi-frothy, flavor is moderately bitter, somewhat acidic, mildly creamy and with a touch of roasted malts. Good stuff. Could be an everyday porter.

3.7
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 26, 2006
Pours brown with a tan head. smells of coffee, chocolate, and some pepper. Taste is malty with some nice chocolate and coffee elements. Bittersweet finish.

3.5
adrian910ss (2572) - Doylestown, PA, USA - JAN 13, 2006
Pours a black color with a small beige head. Aroma is malty with hints of slightly roasted coffee. Flavor is kind of bland for a porter with malts dominating in flavor and slight hints of coffee. Slightly better than average porter.

3
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - JAN 12, 2006
The aroma is of coffee and the color is a dark brown with hues of ruby. The head is small and tan, with some lacing. The flavor is of coffee at first and finishes with a light roasted bitterness. The flavor lingers for a short while on the tongue.

3.4
Tmoney99 (14365) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2006
Bottle. Poured black with an average creamy light brown head that lasted and produced fair lacing. Heavy complex roasted malt, molasses and nutty aroma. Medium to full body with a thin texture. Moderate complex sweet flavor with a average light bitter finish.

3.7
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2006
12 oz bottle Pours clear black with a creamy light brown head. Mostly lasting and good lacing. Nice malt aromas of coffee, and chocolate. Also hints of celery. Taste is a full bodied malty brew. A light aftertasteand good palate. A very tasty porter.


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