mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. sweet candyish aroma. black body with a small mocha head that quickly dies off. very sweet flavour as opposed to the very dry Sierra Nevada. this is a very rich and robust porter. long lingering bitter finish. Great stuff.
biomechanic (55) - Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not bad at all. The taste is on the light side but good enough to feel the smoked taste. Some hints of chocolate and hops gives it a decent aftertaste.
nospam (1) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 23, 2004 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Well this is my first beer review, so you should probably disregard everything I say, but man, what a beer!! I donít think Iíve had a better beer let alone a better porter. It looks beautiful, pours a deep black with a little red in the light, with a nice tan head. The tase is perfectally balenced. A little sweet (from the smell mostly), a little bitter - like french roast coffee. I think I was expecting this to taste more like Guiness, but Iím supprised and pleased that itís much better. Donít pass this up if itís on the shelf.
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2006 Very dark brown/black pour supporting a creamy tan head with excellent lacing. Aroma of chocolate, espresso, vanilla and roasted malt. Just the right mouthfeel for a porter - silky and just slightly syrupy. Flavors of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, some spice with just the mellowest hoppy backbone. Finishes with a hint of sweetness and smoke. Another brewer calls their porter "Perfect" but this one hits that mark dead on.
Eructoblaster (3757) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 22, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - 355ml. Opaque black body topped with a thin beige foamy head. Nice malty aroma with notes of roasted coffee, brown sugar and grapes. Delicious taste with various flavors of malt, roasted coffee, fruits and chocolate. Strong and long bitter finish with a subtle warming effect. Very nice porter.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost pitch black body with a small dense head. Lots of roasted malts in the aroma, with some bitterness from chocolate. Nice flavor with with a light roasted taste and some chocolate. Dry bitter finish.
clong83 (285) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 20, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Oh man. One of the best porters ever. Very caramelly, full flavored. Crsp. Dry. Nice biting finish. Not much I can complain about here, for sure. If you havent tried it, you have no excuses. Fullerís still beats it. Barely.
beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 19, 2004
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle. Color; dark, dark ruby black. Nice sweet malty aroma. Very sweet chocolate-malt taste. Nice slight hopped finish. This beer wowed me, so sweet and full flavored. I would reccomend this one!!
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at the Virginia Touch in Berryville, Virginia. Pours black with a good-sized off-white head. Roasted, slightly chocolatey aroma. More of the same in the flavor, slightly tart. Very nice smoky finish. Impressive.
donvitozou (141) - memphis, Tennessee, USA - DEC 15, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
a solid porter, pours dark brown, almost black, less than average head. thick burnt taste of caramel. it was impossible to drink this quickly. a wide bodied hearty porter, would probably be great with food.