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RATINGS: 84   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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FROTHINGSLOSH (8291) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2007 This beer came to me in my beer club - I am not familiar with the brewer. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with a medium sized dark brown head. The aroma is sweet, roasty, toasty and has a moderate chocolate element. The flavor is very malty and sweet with roasty and toasty malt elements, chocolate and a hint of coffee. The finish is a bit dry and gritty. A very nice porter.

3.4
RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2006
Gotta love the look of a porter! Hops, a bit of malt, and a bit of coffee on the aroma. Typical porter in that sense. This has a weak palate for a porter, but that makes it more drinkable than a typical porter. There is not much aftertaste either. The flavor is similar to the aroma, mostly hops on a rather average porter base. Not much to see here, but a quality brew nonetheless.

3.6
Enniskillen (2061) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 14, 2006
Body is black with a thin tan head. Aroma is a bit roasty with chocolate and some caramel. Taste is actually a bit hoppy for a porter, along with espresso dryness, and like 85% cocoa in it. Actually similar to Alpha Klaus.

2.3
WhiteSoxFan (152) - USA - SEP 14, 2006
12 oz. bottle from BOTMC. Drank on 8/4/06. Fairly dark chocolatey brown. Almost looks murky when held to the light, but hard to tell. Big, rocky 1+" tan head. Drops slowly. Big huge layer of foam sticks around forever. A little lacing. Aroma - avg. strength. Some roastiness, coffe, and chocolate. Flavor - somewhat low level of up front bitterness. Kind of an odd, watered down roasty flavor in the middle. Very strange metallic flavor after the swallow. Palate - pretty light, especially for a porter. Fairly low carb. Somewhat watery. Overall - not a great beer. It tastes like a porter, but the flavors aren’t very strong, they are a tad off, the mouthfeel and body are really light and watery, and the metallic aftertaste is bad.

3.8
ELPADRINO (70) - The Woodlands, Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2006
Pours opaque almost black with thin tan head. Aroma is full of brown sugar, coffee, and syrup. Taste is a mix of chocolate, coffee and hops, all roasted together. Aftertaste is a like bitter dark chocolate. A full and complex beer.

3.8
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2006
12oz bottle via trade with porterhouse! - Thanks Kevin! Pours black with a fluffy offwhite head that stays well and laces some. Aromas of good roast, chocolate, a touch of vanilla, and a little coffee. Flavor is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, a bit of vanilla, and some nuts. Medium bodied and well carbonated. Not too bad..

3.9
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2006
Thanks to egajdzis for this... Appears a dark brown with a black body and red edges. A one finger, tan head slowly fades out into a cap that refuses to yield. The smell is of roasty malt, cream, chocolate, nuts, and vanilla. Taste is of the same aromas. Perhaps a hint of coffee as well. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with roasted malts, and bitter cocoa clinging to the palate. It’s slightly thin but hardly noticeable.

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egajdzis (6830) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2006
Poured a dark brown, red color, with a small, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, smoke, wood, and vanilla beans. Taste of more smoke, nuts, chocolate, and roasted malts.

3.8
Sregnar35 (1033) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - SEP 3, 2006
Very good beer. Pours dark brown with no real head. Aroma is similar to maple bacon. Flavor is a bit salty and tart, but nice in a way. Balanced out with a sweet roasted malt, coffee and caramel.

3.6
SpringsLicker (3685) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 25, 2006
Pours clear dark brown with a large tan head. Chocolate milk /cocoa powder aroma. Slightly sweet, tamed by a bit of roast malt bitterness that lingers long into the finish. Creamy and well carbonated. Decent body. A bit different and worth trying.


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