Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was the 2nd from this brewery, and, better then the lower numbers. Typical of porters, this was dark, not black. Had mild roasted nose, and decent ABV, with no ABV tasted. This was ok.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour is blacksih brown with a nice big tan head...light coffee roasty nutty aroma, but it is quite faint...watery taste...mildly roasty...quite drinkable but most uninteresting overall...I expected more, lord knows the other beers from them Iíve had were not exciting or really even that tasty...
Tmoney99 (12415) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 16.9 oz. Poured dark brown with medium light brown head. Good aroma with malt, hops and sweet tone. Medium to full body with creamy texture. Full flavor with mrdium sweet finish. Very good porter.
Braudog (6069) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 18, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A magnificent pour ... with a cascading mountain of a head over a dark brown liquid slighly thinner than motor oil. The aroma is stark ... sweet and sugary. After the nose, I expected the flavors to be more offending. Instead itís smooth and inviting, lightly sweet, with notes of smoke, yeast, maybe a little coffee.
IslandHaole (1159) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - JUN 16, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark Mahogany color with small tan head. Tart, roasty, earthy. Mineraly with coffee and some sweetness, odd. Not bad, just unusual.
TheOrange (479) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a beautiful porter when poured in a glass: midnight black in color with a light tan foamy head. The foamy head disappears quickly after the first drink. There is little to no aroma in the bottle I have, but what is there is mostly coffee-ish in nature. The flavor starts out thin, but expands to tcover the complete palete. The finish is very clean with no after taste. The flavor is mostly malty, with a hint of chocalote. Very good beer. Think Iíll have another.
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 2, 2005
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Im with the person below me. went into this ready to hold my nose. Came out with admiration for a russian porter. very yummy and smooth. Got rid of my sore throat in an instant. Almost milky. Dark opaque with a cola coloured waterfall rivaled only by niagra.....well thats not true, but whatever. Lots of molasses and some roasted nuts....a smight pepper in the afteraste and some dark chocolate. thumbs up Enjoyed while listening to the new Bloc Party album.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2005
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. I admit I was less than thrilled to drink this, but I was pleasantly surprised. I was expecting a cross between a bad lager and a bad N/A, but it was anything but that. Pours a thick, opaque black with an aroma of molasses and licorice. The taste follows suit with the aroma, with the added bonus of a hint of chocolate. All in all, not a bad beer but nothing to write home about.
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - MAY 29, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
The current rating fits this beer pretty well. Overall better then a lot of beers, but lacks in the style. Body is thin and uneventful. Notes of chocolate, roasted malts, and licorice.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark body with a thin head. Notes of coffee, grapes, CO2, and dry hops. Very very sharp taste. The finish is full of roast and metal. That costs it points. Sweet like grape juice. Not too bad.