bb (7915) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 9, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark beer with a big creamy tan head. Aroma isnít much - some malt and maybe some chocolate. Rich chocolate malt flavor that lingers. Body is just a little light - but not bad. Alcohol just makes a presence. Very easy to drink and enjoyable.
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - OCT 27, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - a fairly simple and one dimentional aroma. Some malt. Deep brown body and a nice, tightly bubbled beige head. Fairly one dimensional - chocolate in the aroma. Chocolate, of course, in the flavor. Very drinkable and very nice!
TChrome (1448) - Bedford, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown color with a well retained creamy light brown colored head. Aroma is alcoholic, brown sugar, and sweet malt. Thinness is one of the overwhelming characteristics of this porter which is too bad. Otherwise the flavor is enjoyable. Flavors of chocolate, grape juice, and a hint of roasted nuts. Enjoyable experience just needs to be thickened up a bit.
mwesth (279) - Skovlunde, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with a big, light brown head. Roasted malt and a bit of chocolate in the nose. A bit thin for the ABV, but very drinkable, a "ladies porter". The alcohol is very well hidden.
Mild bitterness in the aftertaste.
Pailhead (6141) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Aroma is mostly chocolate malt and light hops. Has a kind of syrupy smell to it as well. Pours a dark brown, virtually black, with a decent tan head. Fair retention. Strong raisin flavor. More so than chocolate or coffee. In order of intensity, itís probably raisin, chocolate, burnt, then coffee. Alcohol is slightly noticeable. Light coffee flavor and hops come in the finish. Very light coffee aftertaste. You can do so much better in choosing a porter. This beer seems to get a little better as you drink.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 11, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
ya know, not all that bad. Had this at the CU beer fest and it was most definately one of the best things being offered. Dark in color with a tan thin head. The nose is soft and malty with a touch of spice. The taste is smoothe and slightly hoppy underneath lots of coffee malts. Good overall,
Jine (903) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 27, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 25, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours pitch black with brown head. Aroma is nice and of roasted carmel malt. This beer is very sweet but I guess thatís the style. Lots of carmel malt in this one. Doesn't taste of burnt malt like most porters... more like toasted malt. What I like a lot about this one is the mouthfeel- nice and round, silky smooth going down... Very little aftertaste though.
jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - SEP 23, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a huge creamy head that fades slowly. Aroma is of roasted malt, and chocolate chip cookies. The Flavor is also of roasted malt and sweet chocolate chip cookies. The palate is very clean but not thin when warm. This beer is not worth drinking when cool but is very nice when at room tempature. Although this is true with many beers it is more so with this beer then almost any I have had, so drink it warm.
thegreenrooster (3720) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 10, 2004
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a very jet black with a nice size tan head. Aroma is very weak and the flavor is weak as well. You get some coffee and chocolate in there but nothing that knocks you off your chair. Good look to this one but it is low on flavor.