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 Adam’s 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 I’ve tried.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 11, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark, espresso, chocolate..roasted. Distinct hit. Dark color. Wonderful Porter.
Dorwart (2439) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2004
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice frothy tan head which is nice and creamy on top. Great aroma with roasted malts, molasses, chocolate and even a bit of dough. Color is a deep, dark brown. Flavor is soft and rich with delicious roasted malts, a touch of caramel, some dark chocolate and a hint of hops. Finish is a littel dry but creamy and smooth. A very good porter.
albert007 (415) - Penobsquis, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 4, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very nice and dark, a lasting brownish head. Molasses, malt a few hops. Easy to drink, smooth mouthfeel with a nice aftertaste.
screigh (510) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 3, 2004
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured a deep brown typical porter color with a small brown head. No lacing but a very slight head remained throught the glass. Slight roasted malt flavor. This seems like a run of the mill typical porter. Nothing outstanding here.
ericnixon (741) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 31, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice roasted malty aroma over a dark dark color with the lightest brown around the edges of the glass. Light carbonation and smooth mouthfeel with a slightly chalky roasted flavor.
osmg95 (44) - Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
I wish i could say more about this beer but it seems rather "flat" to me. What you taste initially is what you taste in the end. No highs or lows. Almost perfectly PH blanced. I’m most impressed by the smokey aftertaste. Mesquite? BBQ?...I just keep thinking I want to throw a steak on the grill! Soy sauce! When this beer warms up...soy/teriaki sauce is all i can think of. It’s positive. Pair this with a steak on the grill....perfect!
TJackHole (83) - Alabama, USA - MAY 29, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
deep roasted smell, dark and appealing body, light tan head. rich taste with very outstanding flavor.