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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
With an enticing aroma, not unlike rich cocoa, this thoroughly authentic British porter satisfies with a full body and subtle finish. With its lush, dark malt character, this deliciously complex ale offers flavors of bittersweet chocolate and toffee.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Oakes (16655) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 1, 2003
Wood, toast, raisins and a hint of coffee. Dark brown with chestnut. Thinnish body - dry in the finish also slightly sour. One of those old-time entires, a throwback of sorts.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (13892) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 5, 2004
(draft) Clear, dark brown-red body, beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, some roasty. Taste is medium sweet, roasty, caramel. Clean, medium body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (12083) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2004
On tap at Victory. Poured a medium to darker reddish brown with an averaged sized off white head. Aroma and tastes of bitter chocolate. OK Porter but a little light all around.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10951) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 29, 2003
Very dark pour with a deep mohogany hue. Medium-sized khaki head. Creamy. Mostly, but not fully diminishing. Decent lacing. The aroma is floral with notes of chocolate, ginger and a pungent, citrusy note. Up front, the flavor holds bursts of chocolate and toasted nuts. Tangy and then lightly bitter on the backside. Very well-balanced. Medium-bodied with a watery mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Long, crisp, clean finish. Notes of chocolate, straw and ginger throughout the finish. Very nice brew!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (10346) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2004
Pours dark brown color. Good aroma of coffee, toffee, chocolate, and malt. Tastes smooth, malty, chocolatey, with a nice crisp finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (6557) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - APR 7, 2003
Black with a white head. Malty aroma. Lightly smooth with an understated bitter malt flavor. Humbly satisfying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (6320) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2004
Poured an unusually light reddish brown color with a tan head and some lacing on the glass. Aroma of sweet caramel, toffee and chocolate. Taste mirrored the aroma, but also included some coffee as well. This was alittle thinner than what I was expecting a porter from Victory to be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
notalush (5819) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 3, 2003
A pretty good porter - nothing really sets it apart from the greats, but it holds its own somewhat with them (fullers, anchor, etc.) - mild chocolate and coffee presence - a little thin, but quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2004
Growler from the brewery: Nice deep brown color with a slight beige head. Lots of chocolate malt in the aroma. Flavor is malty and bready with more chocolate malt. Mouthfeel is smooth especially after the carbonation has died down. A classic example of a traditional english brown porter. Very quafable- a nice session beer. I liked Fullers london porter slightly better becuase Fullers had slightly more body and was overall more sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker (3563) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 8, 2004
Growler from the brewery. Poured a decent brown with an average head. Roast malt and chocolate in the aroma, although a little weak. The flavor was similar to the aroma with a somewhat thin mouthfeel. Overall, it was a little disppointing.

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