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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
A rich, chocolaty English Porter with a clean finish. We use the finest floor-malted Maris Otter malts from England, the same malts used for the best single-malt scotch. A portion of malted rye gives a spicy, slightly dry finish. OG: 14.40 Plato FG: 3.8 Plato IBUs: 28 SRM: 29 5.7% abv

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2012
Has some really nice sweet whiskey scents, the taste is similar with hints of vanilla, easy drinking. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcr (2629) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUN 21, 2012
Draft. Deep brown body with a tan head, rapidly diminishing. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, caramel with a hint of rye bread. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly bitter. Medium body, watery texture, moderate carbonation. A sweet porter that is thin in the mouth as compared to richer porters like Founders. Still, tastes of malt and chocolate and coffee with a bit of rye twang.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Boutip (6087) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2012
Bottle: Poured a dark black color porter with a dark foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma consists of spicy rye notes with light roasted malt and some black chocolate notes. Taste is also dominated by spicy rye notes with some dry roasted m alt notes with light black chocolate notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. Well brewed with rye contributing some interesting complexity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Atom (2234) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 22, 2012
12oz bottle courtesy of RJ5020, pours dark brown black with a very thin khaki head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, molasses, slight vanilla, and rye spice. Simple sweet clean flavor in the taste. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dwyerpg (5831) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 14, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2014 Some chocolate in the aroma. Quite dark. Smoky also. This is a pretty interesting beer. Sticky, yet not cloying. Its a bit different but no in the same manner as other rye beers Ive had. Okay, not great. I type that sentence a lot about rye beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (3832) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 19, 2012
Draft pours deep brown with a tan head. Aroma and taste are much the same roasted malt, coffee and cocoa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 12, 2012
(12oz bottle from RJ5020). Pours dark brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma has some chocolate, spice, caramel, coffee. Taste is sweet with some spice and chocolate. Medium bodied and oily. A little bite on the finish. Pretty tasty stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerme31 (671) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - APR 7, 2012
On tap. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Nice sweet flavor with roasty rye finish. Solid porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - APR 7, 2012
Clear red brown color with thin off white lacing. Great notes of chocolate and rye on the nose. The rye and chocolate come through in an interesting way on the palate making this a beer that would kick ass with some stew. Football, Fall, and this Beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
peteinSD (1467) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 22, 2012
Bottle from Sean - thanks! Pours dark but slightly transparent held to the light with only a ring of tan foam for a head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, slight ash, and a bit of an underlying gum note which I do not care for. Taste is minimal roast, slight chocolate, light and generic sweet malt, and some more of the gum off-flavor. There is some rye spice in the finish. Mouthfeel is watery. I was really excited about this beer and it was a let down all the way around.

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