PorterPounder (5537) - 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 (5141) - 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 (1091) - 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.
jsquire (3464) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark porter with whispy head and a roasty nose. The flavor was not as roasty as the nose, with faint coffee tastes in the finish. It had an almost cinnamon toast sweetness to it with a nice lingering hop bitterness in the finish.
Crit (3350) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thick lasting creamy tan head.Lightly roasted nose and flavor with decent hop finish. Light bodied
BillKismet (3335) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Alluring sweet, candy-sugar smell in this coal-colored offering. Pleasantly malty flavoring with a just enought dry bitterness on the finish. A fairly impressive porter.
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 16, 2001
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The first cask-conditioned porter I’ve had. Of course the body is flat and carbonationless, but that just allowed the strong licorice, prune and chocolate flavors to assert themselves. Quite good.