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Review by everetends on 04/07/10  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
86 3 9 18 4 9 2010
Old Review
After trying the Farmhouse offering from Smutty I picked up a mixed 12 from Pearl St. Beverages in Burlington, VT. Poured into a standard pint.

A: Poured a semi-thick dark black with a very large, active mocha head. This beer is very dark for what I am used to from porters, this looks more like an RIS than porter IMO. The head has some good retention and leaves some light brown lacing all the way down the glass.

S: Smell is of rich cream, dark, roasted coffee, dark chocolate and just slight hint of hops in the nose. Very nice.

T: The flavors are big on coffee. Tastes at first like a dark coffee with a touch of cream added. As this warms up, it really comes forth with some chocolate notes and some a nice touch of hops to cut the sweetness just a bit.

M: Medium in body, it could absolutely be heavier but then again it is a porter. Coffee after taste lingers in the aftertaste. Sticks a touch to the palate but nothing too crazy.

D: Very drinkable. I had to catch myself when reviewing this brew because I kept comparing it to a RIS. It really has some serious richness to the flavor, nose and appearance that make this easily mistaken for a RIS. Still it stands tall as a porter due to its slightly thinner mouthfeel and is great for a night cap beverage. An almost nonexistant ABV presence doesn't hurt either. Really liked this beer. Amazing.

Served In: Pint Glass