whiskeyfairy (27) - Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 6, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can definately notice a sweet chocolaty aroma. Nice dark brown/black color and not much head. Has a nice rich roasted flavor that lasts. Complex and pleasant taste. I want MORE!!!
gatsby15 (16) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black, tan head. Aroma of toffee and chocolate and something I cannot quite place. Smooth mouthfeel, nice roasty flavour, finishes with a bit of bitterness. Good porter.
GoldenSpunky (120) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 2004. Pours dark with a moderately light head that disperses quickly w/ medium carbonation. Strong aroma of chocolate malts and pine needles. Taste is well balanced with a malty sweet nose and a slightly bitter finish. Very mellow porter that is very easy and enjoyable to drink. More roasted malts and hops could replace some of the water in this porter to fortify its flavor. Other than that this is definitely a classic American porter that is great all year long.
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - FEB 1, 2005
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours creamy caramel and then settles into a near opaque, with a bit of crimson on the edge of glass. Appealing aroma of chocolate, raisans, dates and plums. A little mustiness is present as well. This porter hits all at once - roasty goodness is quickly followed by a short metallic aftertaste. Almost sour. I’m now checking the code on bottle and realize this was bottled over 8 months ago. I really freaking hate my liquor store. Will re-rate when I can get fresher.
Crash (532) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2005
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Now maybe I’m comparing this to Bully Porter but, this was just not good. It had a black appearance and a sweet chocalate smell but, that was the end; and so it will be.
Goblincat (399) - Petersburg, Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice black. Nose comes off with a sweet chocolate with a mix of plums. A bit bitter in taste, mixing malt and bitter chocolate... I think there was even a hint of sour cherry. A decent porter.
GonZoBeeR (3042) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 22, 2005
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drink on tap
Appearance:Black small head
Flavor:Chocolate and cofee,torefaction.
green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 18, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2005 Pours deep brown/red. Masive head. Really nice billowing effect. Had to hold of on the pour. Amazing aroma. Just wonderfull; sweet, molases, touch of carmel. This is a remarkable porter. Great mouthfeel not to thick and stoutlike but not watery. Almost a roasted almond, nutty flavor. Complex and well blended. Slight medicinal aftertaste. Pretty bitter finish but well balenced by the syrupy nutty flavor proflile. This is outstanding.
Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 18, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
poured a dark ruby color with a thin head. has a hoppy fruit aroma. Tastes of roasted malt with a sweetness to it. Very smooth enjoyable porter.
jb (2785) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 15, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost black in color with a quickly subsiding tan head. Coffee, chocolate, toffee smells jump out of this. Nice and chewy with taste of chocolate malt but enough hops to keep the bargain. A typical porter to me, but I expect alot of this style.