JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 6, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
One terrific Porter! Beautiful color and terrific head. Nice hops addition to the coffee flavoring. The first sip was nice and the last was even better. Very tasty.
sethdude (694) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 6, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2004 A cherry aroma, a thick, creamy head, Great flavor, a classic Porter.
Jfishback13 (275) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - NOV 6, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The best porter I have had yet. WOW, a head that you could float Delta Burke on! Very dark in color, like a good porter it allows no light to pass through it when held to a light. Aroma of chocolate malt and perhaps cinnimon. Not overly sweet. This is crisp and not flat tasting like most porters I have had.
mjmurphy2 (85) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 4, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Creamy and smooth. A really top notch, mild porter.
cooltunesmann99 (6) - USA - NOV 3, 2002 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is one to keep in the fridge. Perfect blend off coffee and chocolate. This is one of my favorite porters.
ppcpilot (21) - Port Allen, Louisiana, USA - NOV 2, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good porter. Deep rich black color, with a chocolaty-floral aroma. Nice creamy feel on the palate. Flavor is a great combination between dark chocolate and floral tones. A great bitterness nicely rounds off the sweetness. Nice.
jutuahol (189) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - NOV 2, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Near black, nice creamy light brown head, slightly lace. Creamy, taffy?, soft and a bit rousted malty nose. Silk soft and balanced, pretty full body, rousted malty, a bit bit bitter. Aftertaste is rousted malty and long, maybe a bit of coffee-like.
Overall pleasant soft and creamy porter.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 28, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bittersweet chocolate, anisette aroma. Thick tan head. Deep ruby-black hue. Oh what a palate. Vinous fruit, chocolate, coffee, toffee, caramel accents, burnt grain, licorice, brown sugar. There’s so much going on here, molasses as it warms. Medium bodied, and the finish is oh so delicious. Long and sweet, turning to a hint of bitter hops. I love this prter, one of my favorites, a masterpiece, always available, and always excellent.
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 27, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer has a light tan head that doesn’t stick around for too long, and a very drak red-brown color. As for taste, think of dehydrated fruit covered w/ dark chocolate. I can’t say much for an aroma, I’m not picking much up even w/ the beer warmed up a bit.