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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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4.8
dhunter151 (590) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAY 15, 2013
Pours black with a white head. Roasted malt, coffee, pine/hop flavor. Very well done. Easy to drink. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
OldPeculiar (12) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2010
Very, very tasty. Well balanced. Licorice malty chocolaty notes. Beautiful color with thick head that goes away a bit too quickly. Long aftertaste. Definitely one of my favorites.

4.6
mudfly (87) - - APR 24, 2017
Bottiglia 650ml. Marrone scuro con ricca schiuma beige persistente. Aroma di malto caramellato, caffè, cioccolato fondente; idem in bocca. Corpo medio, bassa carbonazione. Ottima porter!

4.5
DYCSoccer17 (3698) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 16, 2010
22 ounce bottle purchased at the Davis Food Co-Op. Aroma on this is really nice. Lots of chocolate sweetness present with a little bit of roastiness. Mostly opaque black-colored body with a large light brown, frothy head. Leaves good lacing. Very attractive. Starts a little roasty, with some light astringency. Coffee roasts come through in the middle. Finishes with a nice burnt bitterness. Great mouthfeel with just the right amount of carbonation. Ethanol is hidden well. This is a fantastic porter!

4.5
Vaiz (4460) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 1, 2016
Bottle. Black pour, thick tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, creamy, some bread, chocolate and fruity hops. Flavor is very smooth, creamy, roasty malts and with a huge body. Lovely balance. Amazing brew.

4.5
colui72 (1032) - HONG KONG - APR 26, 2017
Black with a medium tan head, some lacing. Aroma of dark roasted malts, smoke and molasses. Very smooth and creamy to the palate, with strong roasted malts, smoke, leather, caramel, molasses, notes of coffee and chocolate. Hops are light, not much bitterness, the roasty malts are the 90% of it. Great ale.

4.4
wisdomsolo (466) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Excellent porter. Pretty dark brown/black. Loveliness in the nose feels. Sweet and rich. Very glad to have had a chance to try this one.

4.4
Likesemdark (2) - L.A., California, USA - MAY 3, 2014 does not count
Nice and dark pour but not as dark as others I’ve had recently. The scent is clearly that of a stout but I felt that it was lacking somehow, perhaps in strength/boldness. There is minimal "bitterness" in the aftertaste, at least, for a seasoned stout drinker like myself. I rate this "Very Good"!

4.3
RedSox2004 (1897) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - MAR 26, 2010
Coal black with a two-finger espresso-colored head and thick, splotchy lacing. Very strong aromas of coffee, cocoa and burnt firewood with a hint of vanilla and dark cherries. Sweetness up front from the malts is reminiscent of dark fruit, followed and overwhelmed by wonderful mocha and roasted malt flavors. Subtle hops bitterness keeps things in balance. Medium to full bodied, little carbonation to speak of, and a rich coffee and chocolate aftertaste. Alcohol is not noticed. This is great.

4.3
wlajwl (6815) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 24, 2012
Aroma is dark malts, fruit and a strong hint of acidity. The flavor is dark malts, fruit, notes of tropical fruit, a hint of nuttiness and a medium acidic finish.


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