3fourths (8881) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown, smooth texture, semi-creamy flavor... some burnt malts, nice wood flavors and a dry palate. Balanced, and overall light, with less flavor than most porters. Very smoky licorice nose. Pretty good smoke finish.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 6, 2004
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ruby black with off-white head & lacing. The aroma is full of port & mocha, some chocolate. The flavor is creamy with roast & finishes a bit dry & astringent with lots of black malts.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap@Big Time. Its not a bad porter, simple, but tasty enough. Sweetish raisin toast flavour, some roasty/choclatey flavours late. You’ll probably be coming to Big Time for their IPA’s though.
JCW (1277) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown color, you can almost see through it if you hold it up to a bright light. Frothy brown head. Chocolate malt aroma and a doughy sourness. The flavor is dominated by the sourness. Bitter finish.
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 27, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This has some potential, however: Weak on aroma, flavor, mouthfeel, aroma....pretty uninteresting. The basics are there, they just need more amplification.
TimE (4547) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 18, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Somewhat sweet and has hints of roastiness. Though I found this a little thin. It was my least fav at the pub.
PorterPounder (6714) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had on tap at the brewpub in Seattle. Very good brewpub Porter. Black as night appearance; mocha colored head with decent lacing. Has some good bittersweet chocolate notes. No "dirt" aftertaste - good strong finish.
prpplague (247) - Euless, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
draft. dark large carbonation head, with thick foamy lace, semi-opaque coke brown/black, aroma with hints of carmel and roasted nuts. flavor was creamy smooth with a unusal smooky hops finish
Suttree (5768) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 27, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown, tan headCoffee and grainy flavors dominate at the first, and crisp, dry hoppy finish.
Andrew196 (1205) - Katy, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A dark, opaque beer...blah blah. A very boring porter as far as the roastedness went. Just coffee and roasted barley, but not in an original or good way. The finish was a lot hoppier than I expected, which helped salvage the beer.