IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - OCT 17, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very nice porter. Deep dark brown, light brown/tan head. Smoky malt aroma, hints of dark chocolate and coffee. Similar flavor, coffee is more pronounced than in the aroma. Nice body, bitter finish. Good stuff
hayden1215 (321) - Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown in color with a light brown frothy head. Aroma is lightly sweet, malt, grains and chocolate. Flavor is sweet, malt,chocolate and rich. Slightly bitter finish. excellent
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - OCT 14, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2004 (draught) Rich black color with tan head. Roast aroma. Full bodied beer with hints of coffee and dark fruits. Nicely balanced between the hops and malt. Not as "smokey" as a lot of porters--I'd call this a stout.
drinkbeer (283) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - OCT 14, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
An amazing beer, plain and simple. Tastes of roasted coffee beans, mild plums and sugar. Awesome dark tan head. Very tight carbonation giving this beer a velvety mouthfeel. Smooth as silk. Little hops. A similar sweetness comparable to an oatmeal stout shines at the finish.
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - OCT 11, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Roasted, malty chocolate nose. Pours nice and dark, good head with minimal lacing. Malty at first, finishes with some nice hop bitterness.
PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 4, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A sharp odor, a dark brown color barely translucent. a sharp flavor with appreciated bitterness. A bit syrupy. The flavor is very complex with a deep palate.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 1, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big chocolate soda like head, chocolately carmel aroma, dark chocolate first taste,creamy mouth feel at firstbut then it seemed to get a little thin, no lousy aftertaste like you get with some porters, good stuff, will buy again
BeerSlacker (34) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Opaque, dark brown hue. Tan, creamy head with good retention. Caramel nose leads to nutty body with cherry notes. Dry finish. Outstanding beer.
brownaler (378) - Topsail Beach, North Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2004 Has the smell of delacate fruits that are in the taste in the front. Finishes with a considerably burnt malt flavor. Great beer.
UNCCTF (488) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The aroma is, as my roommate put it, "dark chocolate to the tenth power." And I would have to agree about the flavor as well. Pure black, tan head, great full-bodied taste. A great offering.