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RATINGS: 222   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Creamy chocolate flavors combine with a lightly roasted finish and superb body to balance this traditional brown porter. A fragrant malt/hop aroma and herbaceous hop flavor complete this highly quaffable ale.

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3.5
Tmoney99 (14840) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2005
Draft. Brown-black hue with medium light tan head. Balanced aroma of roasted chocolate and coffee. Medium body with smooth finish. Well balanced porter style flavor.

2.6
Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2007 Very dark brown and virtually headless, it has a pleasant roasted barley and coffee aroma that made it smell more stoutish than porter. Very thin to drink, it has mild roast barley and barley malt, coffee, and some milk chocolate to taste. The finish is simply wet.

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MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - MAY 30, 2005
12oz - bottled 03/05 - Aroma is the best thing about this beer, chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts. Black with no head and little lacing. Flavor is a bit bland but there is the coffee and brunt malt. Tastes like a watered down stout more than a unique porter. Sticky sour palate. Plenty of better porters out there.

2.9
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 12, 2005
Nice dark color with a chocolatly head. Aroma is sweet and roasted malts with coffee tones. Flavor is much the same, a little too harsh in its coffee flavor, not as smooth or balanced as it could be. Mediocore.

3.2
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 23, 2005
Beige head atop a brown-black body. Aroma is medium sweet, coffee, chocolate, light roasty. Taste is medium sweet, coffee, some grapefruit, light chocolate. Medium body.

2.8
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JAN 14, 2005
Pours a creamy tan, and settles much darker with a red tint. Smells like milk chocolate, caramel, sugar babies (remember those?) Super sweet aroma. Taste is....well, watery mostly. Hints of muted roast coffee beans. Distant and hard to grasp. Feel slighted here. Nice appearance, great aroma, zero flavor.

3
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2005
I can’t recall who the hell sent me this Porter about 6+ months ago.. atpayne?.. BBB63?.. Well, Thanks to whomever it was!

WOW.. Why so much carbonation? This beer exploded when it hit the glass, a full out mound of khaki colored head. The aroma is light.. with hints of coco, coffee, and slightly lactic. The flavor has far more character… charred malts, chocolate, and cold coffee.. there is a nice bittering hoppy bite in the finish. The body is almost water thin and the Elmer must have been a bad child.. because the beer seems pretty beat up! I would say that the labeling is this beers best attribute!

3.1
Silphium (3199) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - NOV 21, 2004
Deep red-brown body, thin/medium light tan head. Chocolatey aroma with a touch of coffee; pretty sweet-smelling. The flavor was sort of a cross between a porter and a brown ale, with plenty of sweetened chocolate, brown sugar, and nuts. Not as roasty as most porters, focusing instead on the sweet component.

3.1
steve23mj (273) - Essexville, Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2004
Pours deep black with light tan head. Nose is of roasted chocolate and a hint of coffee. Body is malty and slightly bitter. Finishes without anything special.

3
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 16, 2004
Bottle pours dark brown with black cherry highlights, small off-white fizzly head that quickly settles, with slick lacing.   Cocoa, light biscuits, and roasted malts on the nose.   Roasted malts & coffee beans up front but nothing to follow it up.   Medium body and medium mouthfeel.   Finishes fairly light with only a mild hop bitterness and toasted malts.   Not bad, but this one was pretty uneventful.   Thanks goes out to atpayne for the trade!



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