vector (163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A typical porter. Opaque black body with a coarse tan head. Flavor was predominantly roasted malt bitter chocolate with a slight acidic sour taste. Overall, the flavor was too weak to be considered an above-average example of the style.
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 25, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a traditional opaque black porter color. Lots of tan head, very reactive. Little aroma of coffee and chocolate. Flavor isn't very complex but not dissapointing. A very average porter, there's better, there's worse.
Aurelius (3719) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2003
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
On tap in Dallas. This might be one of the worst porters that I've ever had. A little coffee and cocoa aroma. Deep, clear cola brown. Tangy, flat and scorched. Pitiful, watery porter.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - MAY 8, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Dallas location. Smooth licoriche-chocolate aroma and flavor. Dark malts compliment this nicely. Not bad.
omhper (18350) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2003
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sampled draught at Humperdinks, Dallas, Texas.
Black. Dry and very roasty, notes of tar and flowery hops. Clean and hard mouthfeel and a thin body leads to a corroded metal finish.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not bad considering some of their other beers I have tried. Reminded me of Mactarnahan's. Another Big Horn clone beer.
foduck (328) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2002
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The best beer of the evening, which is a surprise considering that Iím not especially fond of porter. Expected flavors, nothing off. Roasty but not too sharp or dry. Dallas Greenville Avenue location.
Nuffield (3542) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Excrutiatingly mild aroma. Gentle coffee flavor, smooth palate. Rather more dry than I had hoped. Nice finish. Drinkably nice but rather one-dimensional and tame. Deep brown, clear appearance. (on tap at Greenville Ave., Dallas location)
Ernest (5905) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2002
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Body is dark brown.
moderately malty (roasted grain, dark chocolate),
lightly hoppy (grapefruit),
with a light note of vanilla.
moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly astringent.
Aubrey (3356) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Alcohol nose with your typical roasty/burnt/coffee flavors. A little chocolatey sweetness in the beginning too. Has a sour, acidic astringency that was a little disturbing, but it didnít bother me too much. Fairly light body makes it pretty easy to drink; not thick or syrupy by any means. Overall, not bad, but it didnít elicit much interest either.