stefanberggren (135) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 27, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
WOW alcohol screams in an loud voice "Iím here" ! Dark mohogany color with a off-white tannish head. Licorice notes mingle with malt and a slightly astringent note (possibly alcohol) Great price, but I probably will not buy again.
littlecarp (135) - Redding, California, USA - DEC 18, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours nice dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is musty, earthy with some molasses. Flavor is pretty sweet. Alcohol is prominent but not as much as it could be. Fruity after a while. Finish has the good earth tones. It is a little thick on the tongue halfway down the glass, but not bad. Itís probably not one that Iíll pick up again, but I wouldnít be opposed to drinking it.
OnWisconsin (132) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 30, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Head dissipated quickly with a dark black color. Carbonation is perfect for a porter. Just enough to add to the mild smooth taste. Has a very fine sweetness in the middle. Can taste a molasses in the middle. Very little if any IBUs detected. Almost a cola taste at the finish. Not sure if this can age well but going to try!!
jackamackson (127) - USA - FEB 26, 2005
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours black/brown with a little bit of a tan head. aroma is roasty coffee, some alcohol. tastes kind of tart. very roasty and a litle raisiny. pretty good mouthfeel, a little bit syrupy. good, but i probably wont go out of my way to buy it again
BeerNeedy (126) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 25, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 1 pint nine fluid oz bottle. Nice deep reddish brown color and very clear. The aroma is of licorice and very pleasant. The taste is a bit cloying but not in a bad way. Reminds me of a chocolate liquor almost. Heavy alcohol note although not distracting. Overall a nice porter that will go into the occasional rotation.
Icommonsewer (125) - TUCSON, Arizona, USA - AUG 28, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2007 this is a truly excellent Porter that has a wonerful smokey character yet goes down smooth and is very pleasing to the palate
PolishHammer (124) - Norwalk, Connecticut, USA - DEC 21, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown, almost black. Strong chocolate and coffee notes. Alcohol flavor hidden very well. A very sweet tasting porter, with a lot of unfermented sugars. Somewhat buttery. IIt feels like 9.4 ABV after you drink one! Overall, a very tasty, sweet porter, with not much bitterness.
BT (123) - Westchester, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a beautiful black with mahogany and cherry hues, almost competely no head. aroma of alcohol, malts, fruit. Mouth was a bit dry.
portermax55 (118) - Canterbury, Connecticut, USA - NOV 6, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500mL bottle into pint glass. Pours a dark brown with a light grey head. Heavy aromas of sweet fruit and roasted malts with a hint of spice. Flavor is of plums, fruit and malts with a slight coffee-like finish. Mouthfeel is light and drinkable. My only complaint was there could have been more carbonation, but that may have been due to the age of the bottle I purchased.
chokmah33 (118) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - APR 6, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2008 Aromas of banana, yeasty bread, and definite alcohol.
Taste is nutty like a brown. A sweet prune flavor and a mealy malt finish. Definitely dosnít taste like it has 9.4%