chriso (7475) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep reddish brown colour. Berry fruit and burnt malt in the aroma. Roast malt again in the flavour, with chocolate hints. There’s some hop presence and a sour edge on the finish. Rather nice. Bottled, at the Brickskeller, with BuckNaked and Argo0.
Kasteelfreak (341) - Fallbrook, California, USA - NOV 27, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my favorite porters. Very chocolatey. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, and caramel. Appearence is almost opaque black. Extremely chocolately taste with vanilla, and a slight bit of caramel and sour cherry.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A bit sweeter and more lively than the average Porter, but this is a very good thing. A beer I would love to have again.
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 18, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of chris_o: Dark black with ruby red hues, brown head. Aroma: sweet coffee, toffee, molasses, mild alcohol. Flavor: molasses, coffee, toffee, wet grass, hops, some sourness in there. Full bodied.
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It is very hop healthy.
Pours black with a tan head that laces well. Floral with caramel and roasted malts in the nose. Flavor is very hoppy with burnt malts and chocolate. Creamy and smooth.
You can tell this is dry hopped from the nose and the taste.
DocLock (8244) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep brown/ruby with a big, cream, tan head. Aroma of malt, fruit, and chocoff. Tastes malty, with big chocoff, fruit, and a roasty, somewhat rauchy finish. Medium in palate and fairly dense and bold. To me, this is an awesome porter...certainly a repeat buy, and a top 25er.
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 24, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich clear amber/brown with thick head at first. Nice nose of hops, carmel , toffee and chocolate. Heavey weight with lingering bitter/sweet finish. Black tea, carmel, chocolate, cherry and more. Wow this porter has it going on! Nice rich fall weather beer.
bu11zeye (12072) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2008 (Bottle) Pours a dark mahogany color with a large creamy tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, and hops. Dry and bitter palate. Bitter coffee and sweet malt flavor.
Kevin (2120) - New Mexico, USA - AUG 30, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. pours a deep brown almost black with a big tan head. roast malt aroma. a bit of fruit is also pleasant in the nose. bitter hop taste up front that is overtaken by a chocolate full bodied flavor thet finishes both hoppy citrus grapefruit and caramel. very well balanced and surprisingly sweet.
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - AUG 27, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a tall creamy tan head on a pitch black body. Mild roasted aroma with sweet chocolate tones. Nice but not too heavy. Roasted malt in the flavor with grassy tones and bitter hops. Also notes of chocolate in there. Tasty but could need a little more fullness.