daknole (8005) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 11, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A unique porter. Dark, dark brown, but light does pass through it. A nice tan head that lasts for a bit. Aroma is hops and more hops. Flavor is hoppy and a tad bitter. Strong coffee flavors are present as well...if you like dark beers and hops then this is the beer for you.
Sammy (7716) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice head and lace. Chocolate and hops in aroma, hoppy porter. I think less hops would be better, this would be interesting if on tap.
BMan1113VR (7690) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 15, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours with a light brown head and a dark brown body. Aroma of chocolate and hops. Coffee ground taste with a cream mouthfeel.
adnielsen (7576) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ brewery. Pours a dark orange/brown body with a creamy tan/brown head. Piney bitterness in the nose along with some dark malts. Flavor has a piney bitterness element followed a fairly robust chocolate malty body. A good hoppiness and dark malty flavor on the finish.
Earlier Rating: 1/22/2011 Total Score: 3.6
Bottle @ home. Pours a dark brown body with a big brown and creamy head. Dark Chocolate malts in the nose that are dominated by an intense piney hopiness. Flavor begins with a piney hoppiness followed by the typical characteristics of a porters- creamy, smooth, dark malty body. Very interesting version thatís quite unique.
3fourths (7523) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - MAR 28, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2009 Beautiful deep brown with a tan head atop. Roasty coffee smells, with a spicy, alcoholic aroma as well. Taste is just about perfect for a nice porter: nice even hop flavor with good roastiness (huh?). Good amount of carbonation, with an overall fullness on the tongue.
chriso (7306) - 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. Thereís some hop presence and a sour edge on the finish. Rather nice. Bottled, at the Brickskeller, with BuckNaked and Argo0.
DocLock (7198) - 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.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown body. Nice raisniy fruity aroma. Vinuouse body a nice sweet falvour with the tiniest bit of roastiness. This is a very nice porter.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 23, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wonderful rich dark black color with a thick pillowy tan head that leaves a heavy lace as it subsides. Aroma is mostly roasted malts with a touch of western hops. Good thick body is filled with different malts, providing flavors of chocolate, coffee, and caramel. Finishes dry and mildly hoppy. Very smooth and balanced, this is a good porter.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle from Total Wine Richmond, VA. Pours a deep black color with a creamy, frothy brown head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of chocolate, floral hops, roasted malts and nutty notes. Taste is chocolate, leafy, bitter hops, fruity notes, roasted malts, nuts and a bit of a dusty note. Medium bodied.