IslandHaole (1086) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - JUL 19, 2002
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2005 A wonderful classic Porter. Dark, well balanced. I canít wait to get back to SF for a visit and try this on tap!
Re-rate: 3/20/05 Itís been two and a half years from my last sip of this wonderful Porter. Time hasnít changed my mind, itís still a great beer. Rich molasses, a touch of soy sauce and traces of smoke with a floral hoppy bitterness all combine to make a wonderful thick chewey beer. I do like this very much!
Under-age Drinker (96) - Colorado, USA - JUL 18, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very nice porter indeed. Nice rich brown appearance and slightly alcoholic in taste it also boasts coffee and malt. Although the head died faster than a whippet buzz, it was quite delicious.
bigal9699 (152) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 18, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I donít know - I just love this beer ... West Coast homer perhaps? Have had it many times - from bottle, from tap - its my goto beer and always on hand at my home. $6.99 a sixer is a great price, IMHO, at Bevmo.
Dark, deep appearance. Creamy, tan head. Medium to thick mothfeel. Complex taste of coffee, syrup and chocolate. Goes dowm smooth - nice aftertaste with hints of burnt coffee. Love it - good stuff!!
duff (5484) - Lund, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very hoppy on the nose especially for a porter, with some nice roasty malt in the aroma aswell. Slight sweet start, and then leeds in to a roasty malty middle and hoppy finish. I liked it OK, but i thought the hops didnít quite blend with the malt and the texture didnít quite click either (almost milky with a hoppy, malty bite) IMHO.
ClarkVV (3579) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 10, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2003 had the bottle. So sour and bitter. Like an extra dark roast coffee. I like it alot, takes some getting used to, but not many complaints about it. very very strong and dark beer.
cckevin (37) - Terre Haute, Indiana, USA - JUL 8, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
For me, itís a tough choice between Anchor and Sierra Nevada for my favorite...you wonít go wrong with either. Beautiful color, and great head.
MartinT (7307) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Glory in the form of licorice and chocolate…Stunning deflagration of herbal coffee, anise and roasted malt…Sweet fireworks of fresh hops for an unstoppable Porter celebration…
jazz88 (2509) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 5, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. A solid black color with a slightly frothy head that quickly turns to lace. Almost a creamy flavor with a kind of grainy burnt coffee grind aftertaste. The bitter chocolate tart flavors rest in the back of the mouth long after the sip is complete.
crdic (105) - California, USA - JUL 4, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a very good beer, but Iím not quite sure itís a porter! Its appearance, aroma, and flavor are all more suggestive of something between a doppelbock and a schwarzbier. Its body, also, is a bit light for a porter, more like that of a dark lager. Because of all this, I canít really say itís a good porter, though it is quite good on its own terms.
Brewmaster (168) - USA - JUL 3, 2002
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the nicest porters iíve had. Dark with medium tan head. Great mouthfeel. smooth and extremly drinkable.