NDmullet (208) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - SEP 26, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice presentation, dark cola body, and a fizzy tan head that settles into a layer of constant foam. Clean malt front, rather roasty, especially as it warms, coupled with a light hop presence. A bit of brown sugar sweetness too. Very smooth texture. Not that I expected this to be bad by any stretch of the imagination, but this is very good stuff. Reminds me of Anchor Porter.
ericmc83 (207) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 1, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark dark brown with a medium sized tan brown head. First on the nose (and stays dominant throught) is chocolate. Also some roastiness in there. Flavor has more roastiness than the aroma, and maintains a nice bit of the chocolate. Maybe some nice smooth nuttyness in there too. Very nice porter, indeed. Great all around.
metalhead0043 (207) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle for 4 bucks. Pours black with a small brown head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is chocolate, a little coffee as well but mostly subdued. Taste is mostly coffee and roasted malts but a slight vanilla and smoke. Average palate all around, but slightly higher carbonation. Overall this is a pretty good porter. It could be a little thicker, but not bad for what it is.
rentonj7 (207) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep brown with medium tan head. Nose is slightly sour, some raisin, roasted malts. Flavor carries some toffee, licorice, raisin. Medium mouthfeel, slightly slick on tongue, shorter finish.
mynameisjonas (206) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 5, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
brown head like most porters. dark in color. very pleasent aroma. good beer without strong carbination
smroush (205) - Michigan, USA - MAR 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aromas of dark roasted coffee with a touch of chocolate. Some balance from the hop bitterness.
A moderate light tan head; very dark brown, nearly black color to the beer.
Taste is predominately bitter flavors; mild to perhaps moderate sweetness.
Fairly full bodied with a somewhat oily texture. Average carbonation. Finish is long and mostly roasted bitterness, but a touch of sweetness also.
Overall a quite good enjoyable Porter. Complex enough to be interesting, though not enough to make it world class.
mallons72 (205) - livonia, Michigan, USA - JUN 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A pretty unremarkable Porter. A bit too carbonated for my liking. I never turn down agood Porter and I wouldn’t turn this one down.
BlackWarrior (203) - Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA - DEC 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark opaque brown, almost black with a nice, tall tan head that quickly disapates. A light roasted, malty aroma. Not too strong. Crisp, lightly carbonated; A toasted, mildly woody or nutty flavor with slight hoppy notes at the finish. Milder all around than anticipated, though this could be due a stuffed nose. A good beer, but fairly unremarkable.
General66 (203) - Streator, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2009 12 ounce bottle that was given to me by a few guys in line at Dark Lord Day 2008. Thanks guys! I must admit I am ashamed to say that I drank this one out of the bottle so I did not get a good look at the appearance or a full feel for the aroma. I do know that this is one tasty porter! The taste consisted of a lot of roasty malt with a bit of chocolate bitterness and some nuts. This was very tasty stuff! I am looking forward to trying this one again!
nwiseman (202) - Norwich, Connecticut, USA - DEC 3, 2009
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
I drank this last night so this is from memory and it probably won’t be too thorough. From the bottle. Aroma was roasted coffee beans with some light chocolate. Dark brown with a very thin small light tan head. Mostly, all the aroma notes were present in the flavor, but it felt thin and almost watery. Aftertaste left something to be desire. Not something I’ll suffering through again anytime soon.