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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 2.82/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.79/5   ABV: -
A London style brew revived by American microbreweries, this beer has a chocolate, caramel aroma with a smooth, bittersweet finish. A full-bodied ale for the dark beer lover. Brewed from pale malted barley, crystal, chocolate and Munich malts, Pacific Northwest hops, water and ale yeast. Note: last brewed by Mendocino Brewing.

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philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 12, 2010
Spanish Peaks Brewing Company, Ltd.--Porter--1998 12 oz Bottle. 5.50% ABV (4.0 / 5.0) Deep black dark red color. Rich thick body. Nice chocolate malt flavor. Good body, good lightly fruity chocolate body. Nice dry finish. Sampled 1/29/1999.

kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Black Dog Porter
Date: 02/07/1997
Mode: Bottle
Source: Taco Mac, Sandy Springs

black, rich frothy tan head, slightly hoppedp roasted malt aroma, rich roasted malt flavor with lots of coffee like character and a good dose of chocolate, slight malt bitterness in the finish

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Score: **+/4
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oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2006
Pours a deep brown color. Aromas of roast malts, touch of chocolate and coffee. Flavor is smooth dry malt with a mellow hop finish and aftertaste.

MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2005
I figured a buck and a half for one bottle isnt that bad if its all going down the tubes, so here goes. Appearance is standard black but with a thinner and whiter head. Aroma is not that amazing, but has some notes of roasted goodness behind its vinegar tingle. The flavor is actually better than expected. It has a pretty thin taste to it, making it easy going. It does give off a slight bit of roasted coffee, but very little. Double the ingrediants of this and we might have something worth revisiting.

willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 6, 2004
12.20.02 bottle (old notes). Pours a medium brown with thin head. Watery and light, not strong flavors, not much roast. Hints of cocoa. Could be more bitter at end.

Panzuriel (2256) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2003
Good dark color beer with a nice head. Somewhat weak and light for a porter. Decent flavor. watery texture. Somewhat lacking in finish. An okay beer. A sad porter.

Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 20, 2003
Nice dark color but for a porter it is light. The flavor isn't bad. It has a slight coffee and chocolate flavor, but nothing big. But it has an almost watery finish. Lacks many qualities of a good porter. This would probably be a good dark beer for beginners. It doesn't leave a very big impression, though.

Sickboy282 (1114) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 14, 2002
This brew is horrible. Well maybe not that bad... but stay away if you can. The color is that of a good brown ale, and the taste is light and watery.

Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - JUL 23, 2002
Rather remiscent of Blackhook Porter, but this is not necessarily a bad thing. Rather light in body and average alcohol content. Good flavor, though, typical roasty porter malt with some lightly bitter hops. Body needs some work, though, lacking complexity and depth in a big way, and lending a light mouthfeel, which is great in some beers but not a porter.

Stove Top (43) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2001
I was disappointed in this beverage after tasting their pale ale and black dog ale. This was to light (almost watery) and had little chocolate flavor..... To me this tasted like a bud light with a little black malt.

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