RobBestwick (702) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 6, 2003
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
strong malty aroma, dark and opaque hue, no head or lacing, little carbonation, malts, hops present in a complex flavour, full bodied, hints of coffee in aftertaste
Trappist (286) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 5, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was a very good porter! Nice rich black color with creamy head, deep somewhat coffee flavor, and a little hoppy. I enjoyed this porter very much.
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JAN 30, 2003
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown/ruby body. Thin tan head. No lacing.
Heavy clove in the aroma mixed with roasted coffee aromas.
Thin, papery body with a very unpleasent bitter bite. Chocolate is there too but thin. I have 'lots of Saaz' in my notes. I'm assuming this beer was very stressed before it got to my hands.
Very chalky mouthfeel but it hits the mark for carbonation.
Definite re-rate due to old beer.
beerbumble (42) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JAN 30, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good color, good amount of head. Awsome taste. Very tastey. Creamy and smooth. Perfect amount of sweetness.
Ensoniq (7) - Oklahoma, USA - JAN 29, 2003 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very creamy and malty porter, defintly on the list as one of my favs.
edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 28, 2003
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1/28/03: bottle. nice, thick, creamy tan head accompanied by a deep dark brown colored body. good amount of lacing. sweet malt nose. roasted, hoppy and some sweetness at the end. some coffee hints also noted. nice smooth finish.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Just as good as Anchor Steam! The taste was kind of like those malt balls you get at the movie theatre. Very creamy and frothy. Very yummy!
JPDIPSO (5133) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 27, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown to near black color with a tall tan head that leaves rings as you partake. Mildly sweet mocha and grainy aroma. Creamy feel with a light carbonation tingle. Light bittersweet flavors. Mild malt acidity in the finish. A porter that you could chew on all night, I might!
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
For all the reputation of being a steamed beer this was extremely bland for a porter. I could not smell or taste any of the chocolate/coffee/roasted flavors that are to be expected of a porter. This was essentially a dark water. The west coast bias is influencing the rating of this beer.
DOdubble (92) - UVA, Virginia, USA - JAN 25, 2003
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Smell and taste are sweet but not too sweet. Rich, creamy, and delicious beer.