madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - APR 16, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with thin tan head. Leaves decent lacing. Aromas of chocolate and molosses. Tastes like bitter chocolate. I was expecting more taste. Has a bitter, hoppy finish to it. Above average Porter for me.
burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 15, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
a very nice porter. very smooth and creamy with a great finish and a great look.
RedBurn (11) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 12, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark, almost black, with medium head that settles well. Smooth, almost chocolatey taste, full and dry. The finish is fairly bitter. Overall, a complex flavor that I truly enjoy.
BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 10, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2005 Almost completely black with medium tan head. Smells buttery, chocolately, with raisins and some other low key fruits. Very full mouthfeel. Tastes of bitter chocolate, some sort of fruityness, and coffee with a somewhat bitter finish. Taste lingers a while. I almost like this as much as Fullerís Porter! Very complex and delicious, I like this a lot.
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 9, 2005
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nearly opaque ruby brown. Brown grewy head settles down quickly, decent linger. Roasty, banana aroma. Some chocolate notes. Full, dry mouthfeel. Chocolate nose, melds into sharp fruity esters. Some chalky, earthy characters. Acrid spicy finish, which mellows a bit as it warms up. Nice brew.
Oakes (14669) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 7, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I owe this rating due to a forum post DaSilky1 made months ago pointing out that I hadnít rated this yet and to Shadey for buying me a bottle so that I could. I didnít think much of this beer the first time around but man have I changed my mind.
Near black colour. Aroma is chocolatey, slightly sharp (acidic). Slightly roasty, acidic, toasty with chocolate overtones and mocha highlights. Really cool beer - like a mix between the assertiveness of 21st century porter and the complexity of 19th century stuff (yes, I was around back then).
DougiePhiTau (99) - USA - APR 7, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is prob the best porter you can find around the country it is thick and dark with a slightly fruit aroma... the taste has some sweetness of cocolate and fruit
Hunsell (403) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost black beer with a brown head. Aroma of caramel and fruits. Very nice flavor, dark chocolate and dark fruits (raisins), well balanced, very good brew.
aenimopiate (176) - The United States of Texas, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very fruity aroma, along with a nice yet subtle chocolate presence. The flavor is very good with a wide variety of sensations. Very complex beer, very good beer.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 1, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Canít believe I havenít touched this brew in years. Whatís wrong with me!? Pitch black, thick tan creamy head. To me anyway, the nose was very Belgian like with buttery ripe dark fruits and sweet roasted chocolate leading the way. A great roasted malt flavor is intermingled nicely with the dark fruitiness, with the back end kicking in the Anchor hop bitterness. Just great balance. Medium bodied, medium carbonation, drying, bittersweet, dark fruit finish. Excellent session porter without a doubt...