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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
X-Ray is a Robust Porter weighing-in at 6.7% ABV. Chocolate and coffee notes run through this aggressively-bittered, pitch black robust porter. X-RAY is kettle-hopped with Fuggles and EK Goldings and dry hopped with more EK Goldings giving it an earthy and fruity English character to go with its American sensibilities. As with all of our Brewers Select beers, X-Ray is a one-batch limited production and will not make an encore! Be sure to grab it when you see it on draft in fine bars and restaurants throughout our distribution area. X-Ray will be available in 12oz bottles exclusively in our Visitors Center.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Capa (3076) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Draught at Bishops Collar. Dark with a small brown head. Aroma has light smoke, chocolate, roasty malt, and light malt sweetness. Medium to full body. Flavor is chocolate, roasted malts, light smoke, and very fain dark fruits. Really good stuff. The light smoke doesnt try to overpower anything and works well with the other notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MacBoost (1821) - Penfield, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle via trade extra. I uploaded the pic on this beer,as no one else could be bothered to. Apparently, this was only released in bottles at the brewery itself, which kinda makes it a one-off brewery only brew. MOAR RARE! which is actually kind of cool as a trade extra. Except that it was also on draft at a few different bars, which lowers its cred quite a bit. Anyways. Thanks to whomever sent me this brew. Much appreciated.
Pours a pretty deep black with a mocha colored head that sticks around. Aromas of powdered cocoa, some roast, some middling english type hops. Taste is bitter from both the roast and the hops and semi-dry, actually. Flavors of coffee, floral hops, roasted malts, some dry cocoa powder and a slight tinge of marshmallow. Really nice. Finish is roasty and very coating. I like this stuff a fucken lot. Would drink again, but unfortunately I will never get the chance, give that it will never be made again. This is top fucken notch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (3683) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Cola black pour with minimal tan head. Aroma of chocolate,dark fruit, and roasted malt. Chocolate flavor with hint of dark fruit, roasted malt, coffee, and smoke. Good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
keanex (1799) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2013
On-tap at Victory Lane.
Appearance: Pitch black, thin tan ring.
Aroma: Light cocoa and roasted malts, light spicy hop presence, and some fruity esters.
Taste: Light roasted malts and cocoa, some smoke, and spicy hops. Palate: Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation.
Overall: Pretty bland, wouldnt pay for this again, especially at $7 a pint.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jordinc (105) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2013
On tap. Black with 1/2" cream colored head. Head retention was excellent. Medium mouth feel, I liked that it drank smoothly yet not as heavy as a stout. Hints mocha, the dark malts come through well, but dont overpower. Finishes fairly balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10944) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2013
Draft... Pours black with a mid-sized, creamy, khaki head. Fantastic retention. The aromatics suggest charcoal and a freshly-baked, coffee-soaked brownie. Light to medium-bodied and a touch thin with airy, Champagne-like carbonation. The flavor is carbonic, burnt and medium bitter. Finishes crisp and acrid with a kiss of vanilla.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drseusszb200 (687) - Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2012
poured jet black, with a nice of white head . smells like burnt malts and slightly smokey. tasted a little thin with a nice smoky aftertaste

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (10334) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Draft at Capones. Poured dark brown with well-laced tan head. Nose was roasty choc and patent malts, cacao. Tasted roasty, patent malty, spicy, and a tad thin on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (12083) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2012
On tap at Capones. Poured a black color with a small sized off white head. Roasty, coffee, some smoke, and chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (5958) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2012
My final draft at Capones on Black Friday. Poured a very nice looking pitch black with a large foamy dark beige head. Aroma of dark toast, light chocolate and hint of coffee grounds. Medium to full mouthfeel with lighter carbonation. Flavor of subtle dark chocolate, used coffee grounds, and some dark toast. A very nice porter overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewBoxer (2613) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Draft at mudville9. Deep black color, no head with slight lacing on side of glass. Smokey and nutty but light. Pretty good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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