entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good porter that changes complexities as it warms which always tells me that a lot of effort has gone into the beer. Dark brown/red with a small brown head. Many vinous notes in the nose and flavor initially but by the end of the pint the beer had a very rich roast malt and coffee thing going on with an earthy finish. What I was hoping Fullers would have been.
TheKegergator (241) - California, USA - FEB 3, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Porters seem to be a very consistent brew in my opinion. THis one poured a nice dark pitch black. If pitch black can be a nice dark place. The smell was good as was the taste. The mouthfeel was very smooth. This is a very drinkable brew.
AtlAggie (241) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 29, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with frothy head. Aroma is smoky, with hints of coffee and roasted matls. Flavor has some soy sauce, roasted malts, coffee, and a persistent smokiness that lingers throughout. Decent porter, although personally prefer them a little sweeter.
UnsofistaCat (241) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
If this review is a little short, itís becuase Iím going on memory of the glass I poured last night. I thought this was very well done. In fact, it was one of the best porters Iíver had. Nice roasted flavor and the perfect amount of smokeyness. Nicely hopped as well.
Sikash (240) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice dark color with an off-tan head that doesnít last very long. Aroma is nice and toasted with some smokey notes with hints of molasses there might be some underlying molasses. Flavor is bittersweet that lasts a decent while and finishes more sweet. There are some smokey flavors with notes of chocolate. Mouthfeel is full while carbonation average overall. This is a great beer I would definitely have again.
DBob5150 (235) - 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.
wheelz843 (233) - Grand Island, New York, USA - OCT 1, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. pours very dark with a thick head. very strong coffee taste. almost too strong for me.
sunnyridge (222) - USA - APR 27, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice. Very dark black coffee color, no light gets through. 1 finger head fades to a light ring. Smells of toasted malt and lite bitter chocolate. taste is chocolates and toast malt. some coffee flavor. The finish has a mild and dry hop bitterness. Very nice body-not heavy but manages to be lite without coming across as watery. I know Arcadia works to remain true to the old school of English style ales and here they nailed it.
BCAR (222) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep in color and in flavor. Roasted cofee and caramelized malt dominate. Extremely well-balanced with a great hop finish. I was extremely impressed with this.
zootfinster (219) - 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