omhper (19333) - 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 (330) - 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 (3668) - 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 (6200) - 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 (3431) - 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.
davidoc (113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Maybe I donít know what a great porter is, but this tasted good and made me happy. A little bitter, a little sweet.
beerguy101 (5278) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 17, 2002
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Black color. Roasted malts, smooth mouthfeel, slightly thin for a porter. Good flavor. Finish is smooth. Aftertaste is slightly malty.
BillKismet (3335) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark chocolate appearance with amber underpinning. This beer has a candy chocolate flavor with a body just a touch on the light side for a porter. Rounded out well and a good porter overall.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - JUN 11, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The Big Horn folks make a bunch of beers for a chain brewpub outfit in Colorado and Wyoming. I had this one and their Belgian Ale at CB Potts in Cheyenne, talking sports with my new brother in law who was a linebacker with the Wyoming Cowboys not too long ago. Yup, heís pretty big, and so is this beerís malt profile - lashes of dark sweetness with a definite chocolate kick. I agree with beerboy - a good one to round out a meal, but not exceptional.