BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown with cola coloured head. I always passed up on this brew figuring it was average. It was pretty good though. I was surprised. Some roasted aromatic flavours covering a pine/earth tone with a hint of bitter-sweet chocolade. Palate settled nice. I also felt some licorace hints in there. A nice all around porter. Ill have to try some more!
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - FEB 14, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was decent. Dark brown with an off-white small head. Hints of chocolate and some roasted flavours. This wasn’t bad, but it’s nothign memorable.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 13, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a very dark brown with a reddish tint when held to light. Thin tan head. Aroma was lightly roasted with a touch of piney hops. Flavors of roasted malt (but not as roasty as some other brands tried this tasting) fruity and mildly hoppy. Medium bodied with a clean smooth finish.
bobaidan (530) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - FEB 12, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
What a pleasant surprise this porter was. Excellent flavor, hops are present but not overbearing. Very good and highly recommended.
entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 11, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2005 impressive compared to an Anchor Steam. Flavor was just right to my taste not overbearing roasty and yet still substantial. Finish is smooth. .
shameusburp (171) - Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a bad porter. Dark brown, not black. Smoothened out roastiness and coffee.
robpet (98) - Stone Mountain, Georgia, USA - FEB 9, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really like this beer. Poured dark brown with just a hint of red. Head was near perfect dark tan. Couldn’t identify the aroma, but red licorice came to mind. Flavor is smooth with a strong smoke finish. Only slightly acetic (which I like).Very nice.
DrunkenWeasel (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 8, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with a very little amount of tanhead that dissapears very quickly leaving almost no lacing. Aroma is of moderate hops and bread with a light hoppy smell. Flavor is intially sweet and bitter with the aftertaste being the same with the sweet dominating the aftertaste. Body is light to medium with a soft amount of carbonation. An unpleasent bitter flavor arose as the beer progressed that I disliked but the beer got slightly better towards the end. I’m not as big a fan of this beer as most people seem to be but oh well.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My wife’s brothers scored again. This poured thick and black, with tan head. Aroma of caramel and chocolate and a bit Smokey. Sweet and dry and balanced by bitter. Finished smooth and dry. Excellent.
ukoolaid (579) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 7, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Dark black with foamy brown head. Aroma had dark chocolate and a bit of licorice. Taste is nice and malty with chocolate. Finishes dry and bitter. Excellent beer. I will bump up it’s overall rating because it’s very cheep and I can find it anywhere.