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RATINGS: 303   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is a classic American Porter, poured on tap it has a good head that stays and leaves a nice lace. It is defined by its chocolate malt, medium body, and smooth mouthfeel. Balanced by the Golding and Columbus hops on the finish is a hint of bitterness. Don’t be afraid of the dark.

Medals: 2003 Silver Medal – Great American Beer Festival; 2002 Gold Medal - World Beer Cup; 2002 Gold Medal - Great American Beer Festival; 2000 Silver Medal – Great American Beer Festival; Originally crafted as the symposium beer for the 1998 National Craft-Brewers Conference

Malt: 2 Row, Munich, 13-17 Crystal, 70-80 Crystal, Chocolate

Hops: Centenial, Golding

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Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2003
Slight smokey nose, smooth caramel taste, quick finish. Very mild in taste and aroma. I expected more.

3
JPDIPSO (6287) - Wauwatosa, USA - JUL 9, 2006
Bottle ala CaptainCougar. Dark brown color with a small lid of tan bubbles. Brown sugar, lactose, toasted malt, hint of coffee and chocolate chips are all found in the aroma, but nothing stands out or draws you in. The start is rich with sweet roasted malt dark stewed fruit, including prunes and date. Things thin out in the middle and finish making one, unfortunately forget the start. Dry roasted malt, some iron and rust all come into play. If the start held out to the finish this would be awesome. Instead I’ve got a brew that’s like a siren leading one to ones doom.

3
ScottyP (425) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - SEP 21, 2009
Pours a dark brown with tan head. Some floaters. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, dark fruit, hint of chocolate. Similar taste, kind of thin, but still pleasant.

3
wesyates (81) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - DEC 1, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2011 Too hoppy for a porter. Some but not enough coffee/chocolate flavor -- that was on the backside. A little tinny being the hops were slightly overused. Good bitterness. Could have used more English hops such as Fuggle, even tho they use Goldings.

3
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 16, 2012
Bottle. Dark brown hazy color with a minimal tan head. Nice taste. Smooth finish. Really nice sipping beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
Christpuncher (3251) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Very malty and coffee flavored porter. Just average in my opinion. The other beers out I this brewery are definitely better ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Bottle. Roasty vegetal malt aroma, maybe a little nutty. Chestnut with a moderate tan head. Sweet roasty malt - not really chocolate, coffee or caramel - it’s malty, but nondescript. Light roasty bitter finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3
rdixon77 (3037) - Georgia, USA - APR 8, 2015
Old rating. Run of the mill porter. Dark brown pour. Roast, chocolate, some tart presence. Medium bodied. Just okay.


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