mjmcend (209) - USA - MAY 12, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells like victory and winners. Some smoke and fat there too. Very secondary. Appearance is black and just good. Taste has fire and smoke on the nose. It is a porter that needs to appreciated with a wider following.
zootfinster (208) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep brown color. Tan Head. Very malty and very chocolaty. A bit too bitter for me to say itís one of my favorites yet a very respectable beer
timmy300 (203) - bloomington, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
smooth malty slightly fruity dark ale. did not detect the smoke flavor from the description.
DBob5150 (198) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - OCT 4, 2013
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Heavy alcoholic aroma, slight hints of carmel.Pours a deep brownish-black with a thin beige head.Taste is again alcohol with coffee, toffee and caramel. Leaves a medicinal after taste. Not a repeat.
beerhandy (195) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 3, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
deep mahagony bottled conditioned lots of yeast packed firmly at the bottom of the bottle...Poured carefully into a pint pub glass ...smallish off white head
Aroma is dark roasted coffee brewed with a leather filter.Taste is chocolate malt with some smokiness .Dry no sweetness and some slight astingency in the finish.A decent porter
I.C.suds (189) - Da U.P. eh?, Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2004
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Weak in all areas. Typical American half assed try at an British style. Points off for stealing Fuller's brand name. This has got a nice label but its not even close to Fuller's.
green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 6, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cellar Temp. Aroma is plumb and chocolate. Brown head totally diminishes. Deep dark chocolate flavor profile. A bit bitter on the finish. Had a second at fridge temp which was seemed much better tasting, more rounded and balanced. Good at either temp but very quaffable when cold.
MikeMac (185) - Wyandotte, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle Pours black with a huge fluffy off white to tan head. Smoked malt aroma with some roast. Flavor had ome sweetness with chocolate , molassess and roast malt . The flavor almost does not seem to balance out but it does.
marv3mania (185) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle in a pint glass. Appearance is a ruby-tinted dark brown color with a thin mocha head. Aroma is chocolate, some roasted malts, and a bit of a sweet smoky scent. Itís a nice complex aroma. The taste is a bit richer and smokier than the aroma, but itís similar to the aroma. There is a little bit of a mesquite flavor to the smokiness. A bit different from other porters Iíve tried, but not bad.
jkbachman (179) - - MAR 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dry roasted/coffee malt aroma with slight pit fruit esters. Cocoa, dry/burnt coffee, and slight tart finish. A very good porter.
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