RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
This beer is the resolution, the final act, of our old brew house. Replaced by a new, German-built brew house this October, the old Century served us well, and deserved a chance to live its glory one last time. It has done so in Resolution Porter. Brewed to the Baltic porter style that is essentially a variant of the imperial stout style, Resolution Porter features 7 malts for rich depth of flavor. Characteristics of dark cherries and oak are apparent, but tempered by lager fermentation and cold aging. Hoist a glass of this extremely limited lager as you draft your New Year's resolutions. Malts: 6 imported, German malts and British roast barley Hops: 3 German and British varieties of whole hop flowers Alcohol by Vol. 8.3%

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (14022) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 6, 2005
(growler courtesy of shaemus_burp) Medium tan head atop black body. Aroma is medium sweet, chocolate, cherry, some roasty, faint anise. Taste is medium sweet, chocolate, pine, light cherry. Finish is roasty, earthy, pine. Watery, smooth medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (12113) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2005
Sample from growler provided by FooFaa. Poured a dark black color with an averaged sized tan head. Aromas of chocolates and smoky. Light cherries as well. Taste was a little bit of a let down. Had a metallic, tinny taste to it. Definitely smelled better than it tasted.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (11005) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2005
Hand bottled by egajdzis... This beer rocks!... Very, very dark lager with no head worth mentioning (just a creamy, beige ring holding the beer within my snifter). Ruby highlights when held up to the Sun. I really gave this lager time to warm. It stands at 60 degrees F. The nose is of chocolate, light sourgham molasses, dark cherries, dark fruit, seared toffee and alcohol. The flavor is sweet and chocolatey up front, but finishes with citrusy hops and roasted notes and is a touch acetic. Full-bodied with a heavy, oily mouthfeel and mild carbonation. Lengthy, mocha, dry finish. So very underrated. World class effort by Victory!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (10471) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2005
Pours raven black with a big, tan head. Aroma of malt, chocoff, slight cherries, vanilla, and oak. Tastes malty, with some chocoff, subdued cherries, and a slight oaky dry finish that is very characteristic of a Baltic porter. I could picture myself in the Baltic drinking this with a 300 dollar call girl next to me. I resolve to have more of this in 2005.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (9729) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 31, 2005
Sample at XBF:

The Lure:
Vinous grapey notes roam above rich but sourish charred malts.

The Festivities:
Roasted malt and vinous bitterness combine with citrusy, flowery hoppiness. A plump body encourages the palette of flavors but the malt is not developed enough to my tastes. I wouldnt mind revisiting though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClarkVV (6410) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 30, 2005
XBF05 draught. This beer pours a nearly transluscent mahogany brown, with some dark chestnut and light auburn tints. Any head that forms while pouring, rapidly disipates. Aroma smells VERY strongly of sour German yeast, hints of bakers chocolate and light notes of ash and roast. First sip proves to be quite flavorful, with sweet caramel and milk chocolate notes on the forefront. As I drink more, a sour yeast flavor creeps up and sets up shop. Now I cant seem to get the yeast flavor out of my mouth. Lactic and very out of place, it seems to dominate the flavor. The body is slightly watery, with notes of dry, almost astringent yeast or overly roasted grains. Though, I make it sound too dry, when it does have some decent chocolate and earthy brown malt flavor. A beer that demands another sample.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (6371) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2005 Poured an opaque black color with a medium sized, tan head tha tleft nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of dried fruits, smoke and roasted malts. Taste of lightly sour cherries and various other dark fruits, burnt chocolate, toffee, and bitter coffee. Full/round mouthfeel. Much better fresh off draft than getting growlers or hand bottled samples.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere (6176) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 31, 2005
Draft, EBF: From the deep dark brown body raises a magnificient foamy beige to light brown head. Mellow lactic aroma, creamy and mostly focusing on dark fruits (grapes, grapefruit) though bearing a mild coniferous hops background. Sour yeast takes away the flavour balance as soon as the roasted malts kick in. Decent bitterness seems to come straight from a dark chocolate bar, which would be very pleasant without this slight soy undertone. Mellow round body, moderate carbonation and well worked edges.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (6168) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2005
Growler at jeffc666s Birthday Gathering. Courtesy of shameus_burp. Opaque black body with a tan head. Nose is big licorice and roasted maltwith light fruit and chocolate. Taste is slightly hopped with chcolate notes, licorice, roasted malts, and light coffee. Body is medium with moderate carbonation. Light smoothness. Finish is cocoa, bittersweet chocolate, light fruit and hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2005
Draught @ Victory: Smelled sweet and choclatey. Poured a viscous dark brown. Small, lasting light brown head. Good lacing. Tasted of choclate and lots of malts. Too malty for me. I prefer a dryer, more balanced porter. Drinkable. Overall, too malty a porter.

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