brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 6, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color, fruity chocolate malt aroma, wine mixed with malt and toffee taste. really didn’t detect any smoke,maybe it wasn’t warm enough
Tmoney99 (12744) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Brownish/black hue with large light brown head. Complex aroma coffee and smoke. Full body with long complex bitter finish. Flavor was full with coffee, chocolate and caramel. Well above average brew and I look for more brews from this brewer.
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - MAY 30, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, thanks heemer77! Pours with a fizzy soda head that fades just like cola fizz...almost opaque black...aromas of molasses, carmel, chocolate...complex but mild aroma...thick beer, full body...this seems a little flat...but it is full of robust flavor...a bit of smokey nuance does hide below the layers of chocolate and carmel...finishes with a good bitterness. Pretty good beer.
heemer77 (5217) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 16, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2005 Very dark black with just a hint of brown and red light peaking through with bright light. A thick tan head on top. The aroma is rich roasted coffee with chocolate and some caramel. The taste is rich coffee and dark chocolate. There are some notes of pears and nutmeg. Very solid porter.
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAY 8, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2005 A really great aroma on this porter that I could sniff all day! Smokey, deep and rich with notes of firewood, pipe tobacco and salty bacon. Super smooth mouthfeel that is creamy and rich. The body is complex and loooong -starting with sugary chocolates before moving into more smokey notes. I can still taste it on my tongue a few minutes later. Truly grand.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 4, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brownish black, creamy mocha colored head. A very nice deep roasty bitterness emanates immediately from the pint glass. As it warms, additional notes of toffee, milk chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and light smoke come to the forefront. The flavor was well balanced with more ashy hops up front, and a soft sweet caramel malt to round it out. Medium bodied, light carbonation, dry, bitter, roasted finish. Just another great beer coming out of Michigan....
thedm (5282) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAY 3, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This bottled brew poured a medium sized head of dark brown colored frothy fine to large sized bubbles that left behind a softly carbonated dark brown colored body that was opaque except around the edges which had a red hue and a very nice good lacing. Very nice dark malt Porter aroma with roasted malt and chocolate notes. The mouth feel was initially tingly with a strong tingly malty finish and fairly thick. The flavor contained notes of dark malts, mild hops and a mild malty bite with roasted malty and mild chocolate notes.
JPDIPSO (5153) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 28, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Near black color with a moderate larger bubbled, tan head. Lots of hops aromas at the first pour, but they diminish quickly and malt backbone comes out. Dark caramel, malted milk, cocoa, light peat and a touch of roasted walnuts. LIght and smooth across the palate. Flavors are simple, but with a purpose. Blackberries and black malt acidity. Mild grains and german chocolate. A very good brew.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - APR 22, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This bad boy sat and waited for me. Poured a very deep black, with a thick creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malts and coffee. This was great/ Coffee and bitter hops round out a very good porter. This was great. Finished smooth. There was a nice complexity to this. Would love more of this.
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle from TAR. a wonderful creamy dark porter. great flavors of chocolate, roasted malts and a bit of coffee. there’s a complexity to this brew but yet nothing is overpowering. just a very smooth, enjoyable porter! Thanks Jeff.