RATINGS: 814   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 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

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: 45-50F 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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 11, 2005
Dark brown, no head. Aroma is roasted malts and big cocoa. Taste is largly roasted malt, some slight sourness. Finish is mildly bitter, chocolate. Body was too watery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
noelcb (271) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2005
Pours darkest brown, near black, smallish tan head, no lace. Perhaps too cold. Aromas of malt, toast, smoke, coffee, and chocolate. Favors were largely roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, raisins, molasses and yeast. Not much hop flavor but considerable hop bitterness in the profile. Long, dry bitter finish. Mouthfeel solid but a bit fizzier than most Porters.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dondk (28) - leetsdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2005
Dark and full bodied looking. A small head tan head. Mocha, Malt and Chocolate aromas. Not bad tasting, a decent porter in all

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Darkover (1535) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2005
Dark brown with a small tan head. Mild roast and hop aroma. Flavor is roasty and burnt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
thedm (6006) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 22, 2005
This bottled brew poured a small sized head of foamy light brown colored mostly lasting bubbles that left behind a nearly opaque except around the edge dark ruby red brown colored body. It had a sweet malt dough aroma. The mouth feel was tingly from start to finish with a medium hop aftertaste. The flavor contained thin sweet brown malts with a caramel point to it. It was quite different from most porters I have had. It lacked the complexity and needed more brown malts coffee and roastiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HogTownHarry (6488) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2005
Bottle (12oz). Poured very deep brownish black, average light brown head. Aroma - yep, thats a porter - dry, roasted coffee beans and nuts, olives, prunes, even burnt grappa! Taste is a little too smoky - burnt coffee grounds and sugar, roast chestnuts, charcoal, some fruit. I want to like this a lot, but its just too carbonized - mouthfeel is average-bodied and typically still. If you like smoke though ...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - NOV 17, 2005
Brownish red body capped with a slightly dirty colored white head. Wierd aromas. Kind of roasty, with some sweet maltiness and some burnt notes. Really burnt flavors. Quite homebrew-like. I hope I just happened to pick up a bad bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hotstuff (5053) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 17, 2005
Bottle. Small tan head that mostly diminished, fine-small sized bubbles, poor lacing, nearly opaque, fizzy carbonation, and a dark brown hue. Aroma was malty, coffee, roasty, chocolate, hint of hops and fruit. Flavor was malty, coffee, roasty, chocolate, bitter, and some hops. Mostly smooth mouthfeel. Light-medium body. Drinkable, but not outstanding IMO.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2005
12 oz bottle: Deep brown, almost opaque w/ a lasting light beige head. Rosty coffee at first with chocolate notes right behind it in the aroma. Some bready anc chocolate chip cookie dough malts as well. Hints of vanilla and a bit of herbal hop when swirled. Flavor is decidedly roasty, but well balanced and not overpowering. A bit on the sweet side @ first, but thoroughly well balanced at the finish with a roasty nutty flavor and mild coffee aftertaste. Some hints of chocolate in between. Light hints of dark grain acidity at first, but fades when swallowed. Smooth m/f, Lighter medium body, low medium carbonation. Nice and tasty! This might even be a good starting point for novices, but still has enough flavor for more advanced palates.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 6, 2005
Draught: dark brown with a fluffy tan head. Toasty, slightly charcoaly aroma with a clean, crisp bitterness. Well developed palate with a slight fizz, but thick with chocolate, nuts and darkly toasted grains. A bit of coffee and berry fruit sweetness, finishes a pretty tasty porter.

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