Gachupines (1144) - USA - AUG 4, 2004
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark roasted taste. Thick coffee aroma and taste. Fairly bitter up front with malt backing it up. Excellent taste, still one of the best porters I’ve had.
1more4dessert (334) - Upstate, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
average viscosity for a porter, I don’t find it at all thin for the style. Too me tastes like a hopped up brown ale, a nice nutty maltiness and a not meek hop finish. Reminds me actually of Sam Smiths lighter stouts.
RichardWilding (201) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2004 Bottle (355ml). Dark colour, almost black. Nice rich flavour, coffee and dates (I think). Will have this one again.
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 12, 2006 This porter was excellent. Black bodied with a rich, thick chocolate head that settled like the islands in a rootbeer float. A rounded malt chocolate presence greeted my nose as well as some alchol and hops. Nose is full of ripe fruits, dates, raisins and definitely prunes. The flavor was a bit robust and sharp malt with chocolate and alcohol appearing again to add an imperial stout like dimension. A fine, well-balanced porter that is good to have within arm’s reach.
jollyraider (252) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 18, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good porter, but this is much much thinner in body than the (few) other porters I’ve had, so much so that it surprised me. Although it was tasty I prefer something thicker and stickier like Bell’s.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 15, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer was a staple of mine back in my pre-ratebeer days. Damn I wish I would have come back sooner. The body is almost opaque black but the edges are ruby tinged. The head is a beuatiful pillow of dense mocha goodness. Glass lacing is also outstanding. The aroma is rich roasted choco-coffee malts. Big thick roasted malt flavor that doesn’t quit. The hops kick in about mid way through and help bring things to a wonderful close. Body is medium-full and very rich. Damn fine stuff!
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. I did not like this one, the coffee/chocolate/burt malt got too much for me, and I couldn’t finish it.
JonMoore (2033) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Poured with no head at all. Dark brown/black coloured. Roasted malt, chocolate aroma. Lots of flavours, sweet, malty, coffee, chocolate with a dry bitter finish. Moderately carbonated with nice mouthfeel. Very good.
Cowtown57 (18) - Ft Worth, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2004
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Very black, nice beige head. chocolaty aroma. creamy roasted mocha flavor with a slightly bitter finish. Nice lacing too. Very good.
Sammy (9992) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Mocha bittersweet rather than chocolate and still rich, not too toasty coffee. Just easy and smooth. Roast, anise nice at end of meal, carbonation on tongue as it sooths it