CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 17, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very dark brown, nearly black, with a thick light tan head. Aroma is lightly caramely sweet and roasty with a hint of coffee. Body has good thickness and malty sweetness with a smooth, balanced finish. A very nice porter.
OldGrowth (2328) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 13, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Good nose, Coffee with cream, chocolate, little grapefruit & pine in the mix. Clean brownish black color. Small to no head. Bitter roasty flavor. Chocolate, grapefruit, pine in the flavors. Thin, yet a little creamy, bitter finish. Very tasty and drinkable. Not quite a classic porter, but I like it alot
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JAN 27, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught, at Sunset Bar and Grill, Boston, MA.
Dark brown, almost black. Slight to medium tan head. Chocolate, moca, ash like flavour. Really conjours up thoughts of coal, steel and hard days work. I on this particular day was having anything but.
guzzler67 (1455) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark, but not opaque. Roasted malt aroma, like a good french roast coffee. Some sweetness in the taste but dry enough so that it is not cloying. Malty, not very bitter, finish.
WISEGUY572 (1372) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pleasant enough. Dark reddish brown to black, small head, simple sweet chocolate nose, simple sweet and unremarkable taste. Too thin and watery for my taste, no hops in the finish.
argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 30, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cola body with small beige head. Aroma is somewhat sweet, roasty chocolate. Taste is roasty chocolate, and some cola. Light-medium watery body.
Schroppfy (2357) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Delicious; bone white pockmarked head, thin roasted coffee bitterness with a touch of brown sugary aroma. Looks great, feels great, a tad too bitter, but still my kind of porter.
Holdwine (1064) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 10, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Heavy dark brown/black in color. This porter was served too cold and started badly. Watery and light. As it warmed, the malting took over and righted the ship. Hops never showed up.
boto (1759) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - NOV 30, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Very dark, almost opaque brown color. There is a bit of a tan head. The aroma is fairly potent, with good hints of chocolate and roastiness. The taste is similar, but there is a lack of any sweetness. Fairly decent hops, but not bitter at all. Not excellent, but a very good offering.
Yeastmaster (44) - USA - SEP 28, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Classic hoppy porter aroma and a bitter flavor. This is a decent porter, but lacks a kick.