hopdog (9525) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a dark black color with a huge tan head. Aromas and tastes of roasted coffee with chocolate. Nice an hoppy as well.
Pailhead (5374) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Aroma is chocolate, coffee, and has a rather hoppy presence. Very dark brown but not completely opaqye but close. Big creamy light tan head with a very good retention. Creamy coffee flavor at the beginning are only there briefly before almost completely being covered up by a nice hop finish. Hoppy aftertaste.
Tejas (908) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Delicious roast & fruity aroma. Head dies down way to fast so I canít give it high marks in the appearance category. Taste and looks a lot like Averyís Ellie Brown except hoppier. Overall itís pretty darn good but I think there are better Porterís out there(anchor) that Iíd happily choose over this one for the exact same price & many times less.
green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 10, 2005
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours like hot caramel. Aroma is great. Pronounced roasted, malty, chocolate. Nice brown head, medium bubbles, with good lacing. HmmÖ this is pretty stout-like; mouthfeel is way to thick and creamy for a porter. On the other hand it does have the astringency of a good porter. This one is a chocolate and caramel on the front, nice bold bitterness rounded and softend by sweetness, leave a good long pleasant aftertaste.
gabbledbabble (60) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2005 Shoulda known - "new world" - means hops. Burnt brown which is almost black. Brown froth, holds.
Delicious chalky burnt malts, and sweet - molasses. Too green aroma, too green flavors on top. But itís good. I would have much preferred this with toned down hoppage. Itíd be a better porter with less hops.
addendum: Iím not going to change the review score because this doesnít strike me as a porter. Itís damn good though. Beautiful fruits lead into ruby grapefruit. Yeah, yeah I can drink this easily.
Padron4KM (618) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - FEB 4, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Looks like someone put the lable on by hand, it has many bubbles.
Hey, but itís not about whatís on the outside, itís about whatís on the inside.
Pours a deep rich brownblack with ruby red tints.
The thick reddish brown head recedes slowly and leaves a layer of sticky lace in itís wake.
Aroma is roasty, caramel malt, and citrusy hops.
Flavor is roasty coffee, chocolatey, with a light grapefruity finish.
Goes down a little too easy, before I knew it I had 3, and was feeling pretty good :-).
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 4, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice creamy head, dark red body. Solid medium body. Taste is somewhat toasted, but mainly bitter. This is like a darker version of their ESB, only not as good. Quite hoppy, but thereís just not that much else to it.
AdamSkillin (376) - High Bridge, New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Like if you took a really good porter and hopped the shit out of it. Also, the label makes it seem like Columbus or the Pilgrims landed in Colorado. Strange. Also, glorifies the slaughter of millions of American Indians whose only great innovation was knowing how to live on the planet earth without causing themselves to become extinct.
Jine (896) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Even just smelling this, the hops fly out in an attack squadron and launch a nosiatic attack on your face. Also I just made up a word, I RULE.
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. picked this little gem up at Piccadillyís in Champaign. What a delicious after dinner drink. pours a deep dark brown with a tan head. aromas and flavors of coffee and some chocolate. medium bodied with a nice coating on the tongue. I will definitely have to buy more of this one!