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style
RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Deep Dark Robust Porter finished with Cascade hops for a west coast feel.

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3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Imaena (2295) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - JUL 2, 2008
Bottle @ the Smiths 08’. Dark brown/black pour. Sweet maltiness with cocoa and coffee in the background. Finish is dry and the mouth feel is a bit thin.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 7, 2007
Poured a dark rich chocolaty color with a medium off-white head. Sweet taste while finishing dry and bitter from Cascade hops. Smooth and well balanced. Dryness in finish really stood out. Perfectly not overwhelming.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blklab2007 (2118) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 28, 2007
bottle poured into a snifter is real dark nut brown in color with minimal head and lighter carbination. aroma of sweet malt, chocolate, alcohol, and licorice. flavor has nice malts not too bitter, mouth feel is on the lighter side for a porter, and finishes with some bitterness and roasted coffee. could use a little more of something, good beer just not as good as there others have been.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rocbyter (2103) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - NOV 19, 2007
Brown sugar and fruit malts in the aroma, some coffee also detectable. Dark amber color. Small tan head. Moderately sweet beginning with a slight amount of bitterness in the finish. Mild creaminess.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dorwart (2568) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 3, 2007
Decent head with light carbonation. Roasty and chocolaty aroma with some sweet malts and dark fruit. Color is a very dark brown. Ooh, not that great a flavor. Thin and watery with an astringent bitterness and some roasted grains. Bit of carbon and coffee bitterness. Finishes strong and roasty with a lingering bitterness and chalkyness. Not very good.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cazort (560) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2007
(Bottle.) Pours with little head, not as dark as some porters (I can see through it against a very bright light). Aroma typical for a porter, but weak. Has a thin, peppery sort of carbonation, like seltzer water from a soda fountain. Tastes pretty good, a little bitter, and not too sweet. Thin, but this can be a good thing--pretty refreshing. Overall, I do not think this is a very good match for the style--its not rich enough. But it was an enjoyable beer. The best aspect of it are that it lacks the (unpleasant) heavy sweetness that dominates many porters. They would do well to add more hops...I dont taste enough hops; what bitterness there is seems to come from the roast.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gwpom (297) - Akron, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2007
12 oz bottle. Not as dark as Ive come to expect from porters, but a nice nose, light brown head. Theres a sweetness that I cant quite place, not carmel, but something light, almost fruity. Makes for a distinctive flavor. Not bad, but I wouldnt make it a regular.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nuplastikk (5961) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 25, 2007
Thick deep brown/black color. I seem to detect a honey presence in the beer. Not super roasty, but a nice full body. Enough quality malt and hops to balance out the sweetness. A good, unique porter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nimbleprop (7866) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 21, 2007
Poured a deep, opaque black, slightly watery with a foamy, lacing, slightly off white head. Smells of roasted malts, coffee and sugar. Overall flavor is a bit off, roasted malts are there, but so is an artificial sweetness that doesnt fit. Finish was typical porter, coffee type bitterness and lasting roasted flavor. Barely enjoyable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TaktikMTL (7299) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 20, 2007
Bouteille de 12 oz achete chez Beverage Warehouse (Winooski, VT). Arme: Odeur de raisins et de chocolat avec une pointe de cerises. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Prsence dun mince col beige mousseux avec une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Got de raisins et de caf. Longue dure de larrire got. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture lgrement vineuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Prsence de caf en arrire got. (Rating #1264)


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