Dark Ale | Common Roots Brewing Company

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86
very good
17 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Common Roots Brewing Company
New York, United States
commonrootsbrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by christianandrew0 on 12-20-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
17
Reviews:
4
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
7.43%
 
 
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0
Gots:
3
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Ratings: 17 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of ScaryEd
3.97/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Chocolatey, robust, and decadent, with notes of vanilla, caramel, and roasted coffee beans. Mild kiss of hops on the back end.

Very creamy and smooth. Very bold yet extremely drinkable. A damn good porter.

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Photo of zotzot
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fishguyac
3.68/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metter98
4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a short dark tan head that died down, leaving lacing on the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass. The lacy bubbles on the surface eventually completely faded away.
S: Light aromas of coffee beans are present in the nose along with hints of black licorice.
T: The taste follows the smell has has lots of flavors of coffee beans along with notes of licorice and hints of cola, chocolate, and caramel.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little smooth on the palate with a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I really liked the coffee aromas and flavors of this beer.

Serving type: growler

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Photo of edthehead
4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 322wingedfoot
3.87/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nickfl
3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Scarfer_Brad
3.92/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lagerhouserules
4.46/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at world of beer. Very drinkable. Hints if vanilla. Smooth to the point of being dangerous. Leaves a nice lacing on the glass (traditional pint glass).

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Photo of Jlabs
3.9/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sachie23
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of csustar001
4.61/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vonnegut21
3.74/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of twillingthenoz
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of redbarnbikes
4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AdamElb
4.71/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Nice and dark with a small off white head. Malts play well together for a nice coffee/chocolaty/roasty aroma. Velvety smooth on the way down, not thick but just right. Hops balance well without getting in the way. Yeast is nice and clean as well.

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Photo of stevehagy
4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark Ale from Common Roots Brewing Company
4.17 out of 5 based on 17 ratings.
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