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RATINGS: 651   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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A robust porter, dark brown in color and full-bodied with a malty sweet taste. Deep roasted, yet silky-smooth! Two types of roasted malts, including deep-roasted chocolate malt are used to give this porter a rich, chocolately taste.

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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shot (563) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2014
From a bottle. Pours almost black with a thick beige head. Really nice lacing. Aromas of chocolate malt, gypsum, butterscotch, vanilla and stone fruits. Flavors of plum, chocolate, vanilla, and bready notes. Creamy mouthfeel. Very little hop character, but this beer is well balanced and delicious.


3
Bill Becker (1775) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 26, 2017
From Aug 2007 Yet another sample I got in trade with Wasatch. Thanks, John! It pours from the 12oz bottle a very dark brown with some reddish hues and a tiny head of foam that dissipated quickly. There's just some spotting and a little bit of lacing. The smell has a nice roasted and caramel malt nose to it. The taste starts off with a good chocolate malt flavour and it's pretty sweet but then the roasted malt moves in and cuts down on the sweetness a bit and that improves the taste and drinkability for me. I pulled this straight out of the fridge, not my usual modus operendi, so I'm going to take small sips and see what happens when it gets closer to room temp. It's now warmed up some and nothing's really changed. I'd have to say that this is a pretty good sample of the style, not overly complex yet a solid interpretation and I'd gladly drink it again if I was offered one.

3.5
katrinaez (2247) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2017
Light, sweet chocolate coffee aroma, pours dark brown, medium mouthfeel, bitter malts on the back of your throat, mild toffee sweetness throughout, more like a health bar followed with some coffee. bottle.

3.2
ExpendableHero (932) - Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2017
A solid porter. Faint aromas of dark chocolate. Flavors of water coffee, some mild dark chocolate, earth, and woody notes. Earthy, dry finish is semi-sweet. Oily mouth feel. Enjoyable.

3.7
sinfull (1798) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 16, 2017
Dark brown color. Thin, beige head. Milk chocolate and roasted malt in aroma. Sweet ,malty taste with roasted bitterness at the end. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
mar (5442) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2017
Deep brown, basically black with a cream head. Rich chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts. Smooth palate, heavy roasted malts up front, light chocolate, coffee in the finish.

3.3
Voodoo (702) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2017
Pours a dark brown with a thin tan head which disappears quickly.....aroma is chocolate, sweet malt, slight coffee.....taste follows the aroma with a medium thin body and slight bittering on the back end.

3.6
puboflyons (3494) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 17, 2017
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Brown, moderately heady pour with reddish hues. The aroma has a kind of cherry fruitiness at first along with the roasted sweet malts and a low hop profile. The body is light to medium and smooth. The taste also has a sweet cherry-like character with a slightly fruity short lasting bitterness to end.

3.6
gnoff (10985) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2017 Bottled 355 ml on January 30, 2017, from Luekens Dunedin ($2.49).
Pretty much black color, lasting fluffy tan head with lacing. Sweet, malty, grainy, some chocolate scent. Malty, grainy, chocolate taste. Grainy, light roasted aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium high grainy dry bitterness.

3.2
TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 4, 2016
Pours a dark brown color with khaki colored head. Coffee, roasted malts, and chocolate on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with an over abundance of roast.

3.6
tfontana (1126) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 5, 2016
Bottle pour into nonic pint glass from Manchester Wine and Liquors. Appearance is dark mahogany with finger-width light brown head with fair retention and minimal lacing. Aroma is roasted malt; mild dark fruit, caramel and chocolate; a little musty. Taste is roasted bitter--bordering on smoke--mild dark fruit, chocolate. Palate is medium bodied with frothy texture, average carbonation and lightly roasted bitter finish. Overall, aroma and taste have strong roasted quality but other features are pretty mild.


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