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RATINGS: 278   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
American hops provide a smooth distraction for Payback Porter’s robust strength, which is concealed within the shadows of dark imported malts.

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3.3
phaleslu (10239) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2012
22 oz. bottle from deftim13- thanks again, Tim! Pours a deep brown, amber at the bottom, with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, nuts, earth, brown sugar, toast, and black olives. Flavor of roasted malts, toasted nuts, earth, olives, wood, and plums. Light-medium bodied, with a roasty, juicy mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Just a little off.

3.3
marcus (10221) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 11, 2007
On tap at toronado. This dark brown ale poured with a thin tan head. There is a pleasant chocolate malt taste, with a bitter chocolate finish.

3.6
GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 31, 2011
Tap at Churchkey thanks to Travlr! Deep sepia to muddy brune color with swathes of tan lace. Nose is Heavy roast and spicy hazelnut. Decent caramel and spice. Taste is bitter, toasty, roasty, sharp. A bit tannic. Coffee gritty. Not bad. Dry and sharply bitter. Decent coffee heavy porter. Slightly tart finish. Mild cardboard. I enjoyed it nonetheless.

3.9
tderoeck (9656) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 29, 2016
15/II/16 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle shared @ Struise Schooltje - BB: n/a, born V/6/15 (2016-160) Thanks to Tim DB for picking me up this bottle!

Clear dark brown beer, creamy beige head, pretty stable, non adhesive. Aroma: bit herbal, grassy touch, minty (according to the Urbs ;-), sweet touch, caramel, soft roast, pretty malty. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: sweet malty start, bit oxidized, soft roast, pretty hoppy, bit herbal. Aftertaste: bitter hops, minty, more herbs, dry finish, slightly sweet.

3.8
arminjewell (9635) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, thick black pour with thin tan head, aroma brought notes of chocolate, roast, hints of coffee, hints of earth, spice, nice dark fruits, hints of slight nuts. Taste is a mix of dark chocolate, roast hints of earth, caramel, toffee, slight earth, spice, hints of oak and vanilla even though its not oak aged, touch of dark fruits, finishing slightly sweet, bitter, and dry.

3.3
onceblind (9627) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Clear black pour with a medium fading rocky head. Nose is roasty and a touch smokey with roasted black grains and un-sweet cocoa. Taste is smokey and cocoa-y with a earthy cocoa sweetness and thorough herbal hop notes. Sweet overall but not in a chocolaty way. Just a bit too smokey for me. Good in chili Im sure.

4.1
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2009
Tap at Rattle N Hum. Deep black beer with a sticky tan head. The nose is lovely. There is a lot of rich chocolate and cooca along with a soft chewy maltiness. There is a nice chewiness through the middle with a kiss of plum and molasses along with a chewy toffeeish maltiness. Fairly assertive roastiness as well. Intense and chewy, but not overly sweet. Nicely constructed beer with a touch of roastiness on the back. Absolutely delicious brew. Really impressive.

3.9
blipp (9268) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 3, 2009
Draft. Pours near black with a beige head. Light roasty aroma with some fruity and caramel sweetness. The flavor has roasted malt up front, coffee, chocolate, and a light wisp of smoke on the back end. Tasty and drinkable.

3.6
bb (9268) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 1, 2007
Draft. Blackish beer with a thin beige head. Malty aroma with some roast and chocolate. Roasty, big chocolate flavor. Smooth and velvety mouthfeel with a slightly fuller body. Lingering chocolate. Nice.

4
Ibrew2or3 (8614) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 6, 2010
Courtesy of kiefdog. Pours deep brilliant ruby – garnet with assertive mocha head. The aroma is a mix of malty – roasty sweetness as well as nuttiness, chocolate covered malt balls and some burnt malts. Nice. The taste is full robust maltiness from fully dark roasted malts to burnt malts and then heading toward molasses and a thick layer of nuttiness. Wow, good stuff.


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