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Midnight Rider Colonial Porter - Battle Road Brewing Company

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Midnight Rider Colonial Porter
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17 Ratings
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Ratings: 17
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 7.85%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Battle Road Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: andylipp on 03-28-2014)
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Midnight Rider Colonial Porter from Battle Road Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.