oldrtybastrd (4337) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown w/ a tinge of red. Aromas of coffee/roast malts. Nice flavors of roasted coffee with some chocolate.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark Brown Coloring. Rich Malt Aroma.. Coffee Notes, Chocolate..Bitter Thin Mouthfeel....Muddled Flavor Througout.
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Ram brew pub. Clear dark brown-black hued having small off-white diminishing head with good lacing. Slight coffee malt aroma. No discernable carbonation. Medium bodied that starts with restrained slightly sweet malt flavor with hints of roast malt and expresso and finishes dry with some bitterness. A good drinkable beer.
IndianaRed (3420) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 29, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Tap at The ram / Boise
Very dark brown with a nice tan head and excellent clinging lacing. Lots of dark roast ans charcoal with some cocolate notes. Soft carbonation and the characteristinc slightly thin feel of the style. Smokey bitter aftertaste. Nice offering.
CaptKirk (175) - Hephzibah, Georgia, USA - OCT 22, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep reddish brown with a bittersweet chocolate aroma. Starts with a chocoate overtones and finish very smooth for a porter. I enjoyed this while waiting for my dessert in Dallas.
pinkzambia (1802) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 20, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Tap: at The Ram in Meridian. This beauty is dark brown with an off-white head. It shares a wonderful, chocolaty aroma. The flavor shows a great balance with the charcoal and chocolate tastes. The feel is thin & oily like many porters. Quite a yummy little treat!
badgerben (4762) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Black color with no head. Damn, this place just can not brew beer to have an aroma to save their lives! Bitter coffee taste. Very watery body.
Kevin (2185) - New Mexico, USA - OCT 5, 2005
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
nice dark pour with a touch of red. and a big grey head. aroma is dusty not much here, served too cold. taste is sweet chocolate with a cherry robitussin finish. a nice refreshing brew that doesn’t have much against it or much that sticks out.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark body with lasting one finger head. Taste-raisin, fig, some bittersweet chocolate. Porter aspects are nicely done. Slight medicine/cough syrup on the finish that detracts. Malty syrupy nose. Nose smells how I imagine raisin extract would smell.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2005
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Chocolate with very mild roastiness underneath. Deep brown to black with a decent head. Watery fore prepares you for dissapointment, but a strong roastiness and chocolate, coffee notes save it. Very tasty and true to style porter flavors here. The watery start prevents it from greatness unfortunately.