yjb (113) - Davis, California, USA - AUG 4, 2007
4.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2007 Light fluffy clouds of head top this dark beer mountain. Trudging through a thick forests of coffee, cocoa & malt an unexpected (&unplanned?)magic jumps from behind the trees, offering a sour treat. Despite the smoke (&\mirrorsrorrim/&), the alcohol sticks out like a giraffe hiding behind some shrubbery... -... A bit bitter on the decent.
bag (106) - Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a reddish-brown from the bottle with light head. Dark malt, chocolate aroma. Other than that, I was pretty unimpressed. Not much distinctiveness in the way of flavor, and left a bad taste afterwards. It seemed pretty watered-down too. Not much substance.
trumpetskid (106) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the brew pub. Dark brown/ black. Smells of roasted coffee and chocolate. Rich mocha flavor. This is a delicious beer.
NeroFiddled (105) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2002
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very deep color with a light brown creamy head. Iíd expect a bit more aroma - light dark malt and some background smokiness; no hop. Immense chocolate flavor immediately followed by alot of alcohol and a distinct Fuggles flavor. Complex and full bodied with a warming character. Very nice!
KSS (102) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 3, 2006
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very much as advertised. Smoked malt flavor with a balanced hops finish. The aroma from this bottle was at first slightly sour, but otherwise pleasantly complex with hints of fruit, coffee and chocolate. Very nice porter.
bonk0076 (99) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 9, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown color with a moderate tan head that slowly dissapates leaving a sticky lacing behind. Aroma consists of toffee, roasted malt, perhaps chocolate and oatmeal. Taste is a very robust combination of roasted malt bitterness and chocolate/ toffee sweetness. Very flavorable porter
tmad (93) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown, with a light brown head. An aroma of roasted malt with a hint of chocolate and coffee. Taste is very satisfying, the full body lingers on the palate, a thick malt sweetness. Has a taste of plum / raisin in the background, with just the right amount of hops for a satisfying finish.
toddkrem (92) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 7, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark beer. Light carbonation, burnt flavor, lightly sweetened. Not big fan of porters.
rodzilla79 (90) - Maryland, USA - APR 4, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a sweet porter. Itís not too heavy and has coffee hints and chocolate tints. Itís a shame itís getter warmer outside because I would like a few more cold days to enjoy this.
Indy (87) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tastes like the little brother of an Imperial Porter, but at over 7%, itís no runt. Aromas and flaveors of chocolate, caramel, and coffee on the malt side, with a nice hop-bitter finish. One of the best porters Iíve had in a long time.