jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - FEB 16, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown/red. Beautiful light brown head and lace. Luxurious nose of chocolate, roasted malt, hops and more. Medium bodied, smooth and roasty, dry hopping is evident, hints of chocolate throughout, complex malts. Tasty. A fine porter.
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled on 1-15-04.Aroma of roasted malts(similar to the out of bounds) and some citrus hop resin(Columbus,fuggles)Dark yet mohogany in light.Nice lasting head and lacing.The hops are hangin' right there w/the malts but not over the top.Some bitterness.Palate is a bit creamy and very smooth.Very well made orginal porter(reminds me of Ruffian porter,some microbrew in upstate NY though I haven't had that since 99)..Something I look forward to every year.
igneous1 (1495) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - JAN 31, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
very deep brown with a tan head. the roasted malts are evident, but i'm shocked at the hoppiness in the aroma. the citrus and roastiness is a strange combo. i dont get a lot of chocolate out of this beer, mostly coffee flavors. there is more chocolate in the flavor than in the aroma though. excellently hopped throughout and a nice mouthfeel..this is a damn good porter, even though it doesnt fit the classic description.
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown body, tan head. Nose is caramel and toasty. Hoppy dry bitter finish.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 23, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black with a tan thin head, hoppy nose with evergreen and pine and hops in the taste. Interesting overall
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich tan head tops a deep, dark brown body with a hint of red. Coffee, chocolate and fruit in the aroma. Slight grapefruit in the taste, chocolate malt, mostly sweet. Creamy. Good mouth feel.
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Better than average micro porter. Not too hoppy, apparently it used to be but this one is nice and smooth. Overall an enjoyable beer. Relatively high ABV not noticeable.
HoppyBunny (88) - Temptation, Michigan, USA - JAN 17, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich dark color, thickness in its taste,Similar to other porters I have had, not my favorite but also not to bad.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with decent tan head. Caramel and roasted malt taste. Sticky sweet with nice chocolate finish. Very nice indeed.
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 16, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer pours a dark color with reddish hues around the outside edges. It has a small tan head that fades and leaves a small amount of lacing on the glass. The aroma is of roasted malts and caramel with a smoky characteristic. The flavor was much like the aroma: burned malts and caramel with a hint of coffee. Fairly smooth to drink and full-bodied. This just didn't satisfy my taste buds as well as I would have liked.