argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 26, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(draft) Clear red-brown body with beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, some roasty, coffee. Taste is medium sweet, coffee, caramel, light anise. Light-medium body.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 12, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black shadows with a crimson face, short sandy hair with a clean shave. Definitely a coffee drinker with an taste for sweet fruits. Fairly well built but a little overweight. A bit of intelligence and a refined ego with a smoking habit.
Crit (3191) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2005
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black, tan head. Nice roasted nose. Lightly roasted flavor fades quickly. Underflavored
BillKismet (3163) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This brew has a dark molasses color with a very thick head. A feint aroma of alcohol and smoke translstes into a mouthfeel that is of a metallic/tinny feint smoky character. This beer has inchoate, amorphous porter tones with little flavorful impact.
DarkElf (2988) - La Jolla, California, USA - APR 2, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12 oz bottle: Bottleworks in Seattle, WA) In every facet, this is rather light for a porter. The color is medium, ruddy brown and somewhat transparent. Not an especially flavorful beer, its only lightly roasty and bitter, somewhat toasty, and sports kind of a grainy, slightly sweet, amber-style maltiness. The nose is toasty and grainy and is even less thrilling than the flavor. Barely-medium body is very thin for a porter, and carbonation is about average. Smallish, light-tan head eventually settles out to a wide ring, leaving a few spots of lace on the glass. Below average for a porter, and by my tastes, pretty mediocre even for beer in general.
OldGrowth (2327) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, Chocolate nutty nose. Clean orangy reddish crown color. Small white head that left a ring. Bitter roasty flavors. Chocolate, chalk, rootbeer. Lite body, creamy, smooth, dry. Not bad, liked the nose the best. weakened as it warmed.
IndianaRed (2035) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 24, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle Pours a dark clear brown witha nice tall light tan head and blocky, sticky lacing. A woody carmely aroma with notes of alcohol and chocolate. Flavor is very much wood, dark roasted grains and smoke.Where is the carbonation that made al that head. Nearly undetectable. Somewhat thin, but clean feel with a slightly bitter smokey aftertaste. Not bad, but not great.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 20, 2010
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bear Creek Porter--2001 12 oz. Bottle. 5.00% ABV. (2.25 / 5.0 ) Light sediment. Huge carbonated head. Clear dark black red color. Medium lace. Mild toasted chocolate hop front. Crusty sweet roasted dry mild fruit body. Grassy hop notes in mild creamy end. Very odd flavor. Infected? Sampled 1/8/2002.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown nearing black with a thin white head and big spots of lace. Sharp bitter notes of coffee and some underlying chocolate. There is a goodly amount of roast abundant. Very nice roast flavors. It has a bitter and sharp bite to it. Chocolate floats about but is just hinting at the surface. Silky smooth body with a bitter finish of roast.
On a side note, Jordan (Bück) is a pyscho.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 18, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Roasty bitter aroma. Taste is also roasty and slightly chocolaty, but I'm getting some metallic feel here that I would rather not have. Still drinkable, but this needs some work.