Zeswaft (1669) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 21, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong coffee aroma and flavor. Sweet taste with some alcohol undernotes. Black in color and no head.
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - APR 29, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This porter starts off very mild, only a slight thin smokiness to it and some very apprehensive malt mixed with mild hopping. Once the beer warms it opens up and the smokiness comes through more, but the most important thing really is the chocolate beneath it all, giving it shape and mouthfeel. A very solid beer, but nothing worth writing home about.
frankenkitty (2006) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance was hard to judge in the dark bar, but it was fairly black with a head that was just a ring. Nose of molasses with a bitter fruitiness in the aroma and flavor. Lacing slid back into the glass, possibly due to it being "frosty". This might have added to its watery texture, but I find that appealing in a porter. Well balanced.
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ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 17, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the Eagle, ID location:
creosote and chocolate flavor, sweet malty flavor with a dry finish; a tad thin and slighty hoppy; uhhuh
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2005 This poured a dark brown color with a tall tan head. Itís got a nice chocolatey, caramel, roasted aroma. Very smooth to drink, this has a mild chocolate and coffee taste. Dry coffee finish. Not bad.
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AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2004
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A dark tan head atop a black/brown ale with just subtle hints of red. An almost perfect dark chocolate aroma with caramel and sweet cream. The beautiful, complex aroma does not translate into the weak impact of the flavor. The yeast fruit is mild as is the chocolate. When they mention that ímany people who normally donít drink dark beer will drink this beer" is true...since this does not taste like a dark beer.
JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - NOV 22, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at RAM, Schaumburg,IL: Chocolatey fresh roasty malts. Yum, rich and malty. Some dry bitterness and roasted coffee hints, Ahhh, a beer with some flavor.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured dark brown with a thin tan head...aroma seemed all roasted malt and coffee...quite pleasant flavors...the body left MUCH to be desired...tasted like a 3/4 Mackeson XXX and 1/4 water mix...very thin and watery...this would be an excellent beer if they stiffened it up a bit...
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught: Dark brown color. Clear. Average, lasting, creamy, light brown head. Good lacing. Choclate, coffee, toffee, toasted, roasted malts. Light leather taste. Medium body but very thin texture. Soft carbination. Chalky bitter finish. VERY THIN.
Terminus (3595) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 15, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
tap at littleton, colorado location-pours deep brown hue with minimal off-white head. light chocolate and roasted aroma. flavors are not very strong and lacks a good body.