Odin (123) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAR 19, 2002
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
My favorite Porter in the universe. I love this Porter. Chocolate overtones with a slight coffee flavor. Other than Derek Jeter, the best thing to ever come out of Kalamazoo.
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
As soon as I poured this it had the aroma of a complex Belgian strong ale, which then faded to chocolate filled aroma. It has sort of a wet, foamy palate. Not as rich tasting as the aroma lets on. The flavor is slightly sweet with a slight roasted aftertaste. Rather light in flavor, however. Definitely one of the better porters.
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - FEB 26, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
A definate roasted coffe/chocolate flavor to it. Nice tan head, beautiful smokiness with a hint of bitterness. Very thin and watery mouthfeel. Overall this is a substandard porter. I will not be buying this again. It cannot compare to Anchor or Boulevard Bully! Porter.
Terminus (3254) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - FEB 25, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2005 rerate-another one of the orgional beers i rated when i started this site. pours nearly black with a faint off-white head. nice roasty/chocolate aroma-slightly smokey. flavors are burnt, chocolate and a mix of pecans and toffee. the bottle i had was kinda old and had some oxidizatoin in the finish. I wish i had a fresher sample. This beer is exactly how i remembered it.
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - FEB 23, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
a great porter. very malty and very burnt in taste. But not too burnt. very impressive.
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Begins like a stout, finishes like Miller Lite. All in all, a decent brew, however.
deadboi7799 (62) - Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
another pretty good brew from Bells one of the best prters ive had so far descent taste and goes down pretty easy
trappist12 (200) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - FEB 13, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great tasting porter. Aroma is lacking that Bells umph.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - FEB 11, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
in the upper percentile of porters. thick, yet session-worthy, nice full flavor.
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
A slight disappointment, given Bell’s otherwise solid lineup. Roasted malt flavors, some chocolate sweetness, and a big dose of hops, but not really a well-rounded beer, and a pretty watery mouthfeel.