spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 30, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good porter. Dark brown, black color. Nice lasting tan head. Aroma was ok. slight coffee. Flavor was very good. Vanilla, some alcohol too. good beer.
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 30, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I like this beer. It is probably one of my favourite porters. I am not often in the mood for so heavy a brew as a porter nor does the setting here in Birmingham often seem complementary to its weighty seaport-sounding heftiness and mouthfeel. I donít really know what Iím talking about - the review had to be about yay long...I liked it. I liked it.
PetetheMeat (621) - Hove, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black-brown colour. Tall brown head, lasting. Sweet fruity aroma. Muscovado sugar. Good carbonation. Complex rich flavour. A bit smoky. Roasted bread. Malty. A hint of licourice. Vanilla? Dry, slightly bitter finish. Overall very good stout.
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - JUN 27, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow! What a great porter. Iím not a porter man, myself, but this one is a great one. Smells and tastes of chocolate, with an extremely filling sensation in your mouth. Dark as oil and slick as night. Go for it, porter man.
SiddFinch (155) - Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
This was unlike any porter Iíve ever had. Reminded me of Old Peculiar. Similar English malts producing subtle fruit flavors (plumbs, cherries, raisins). This one is tough to rate on just one bottle, but my overall impression is outstanding.
arjoseph (640) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle into Duvel tulip glass; bought at World Market at Broadway and Diversey. I must say that I like porters. A lot. This one was no exception. The aroma was faint, but the whiff I caught was caramelly. Opaque black in the glass, medium hue brown head as bubbly and very short lived, but demonstrated interesting lacing for how meager it was. The flavor: dope. Coffee beans with cotton-candy sweetness at first, settling into unsweetened chocolate thatís smooth and perfectly balanced. Great mouthfeel; just a hint of carbonation to go with a milky smoothness. Not as good as Carnegie, but damn good nonetheless.
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUN 22, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark reddish brown, with thick brown head. Sweet molasses and toffee on the nose. Malty sweet, w/cherry, molasses, and soft mouthfeel as chocolate notes linger on the slightly bitter finish.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2012 Bottled. Black beer with a nice off-white head which is fairly long lasting. The aroma is bitter chocloate, and the taste is also domnated by chocolate, almost to be point of being overpowering. A nice drink but needs some balancing.Score 3.7
Subsequent ratings scored 3.8 and 3.7. Average unaltered
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 15, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2004 This beer has a coffee taste with a hint of chocolate. Very thick and full-bodied. Leaves a thick aftertaste in your mouth. Tastes like a cross between Dark Side Vanilla Porter and Sam Adamís Double Bock.
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - JUN 14, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Looks like any other porter, but the taste is far better than the average porter. Rich and creamy with almost a butterscotch taste to it. A slight chocolate flavor makes this beer good stuff. One of the best porters Iíve tried.