Saarlander (1677) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - NOV 3, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A nice easy drinking dark beer I got at trader joes for under a buck, a good choice. A nice faint chocolate taste, A bit sweet, But a nice malt taste too, I enjoyed this beer.
Loddeer (171) - USA - OCT 30, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I thought this was very good for a chocolate porter. The roasty malt has a nutty and chocolately aftertaste that stays in your mouth. Coats the palate quite nicely and goes down smooth. Usually the balance of these type of ales are never even, so I rarely enjoy such brews. This one was a notable exception
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 29, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This brew pours with a dark reddish brown/mohagony body topped by a thin head with some lacing. The aroma is slightly sweet and malty with a little caramel, a touch of roastiness and a little bitterness. The flavor is slightly sweet, malty and roasty with a nice coffee note, a little nut, and a touch of caramel. Medium bodied and smooth.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 26, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark black color. Medium sized beige foamy head. Aroma is roasted malts and coffee. Medium bodied porter. Malts are roasty, with a touch of coffee and toffee. Hops are slightly bitter and spicy. Very easy drinking porter. Itís a touch light in body and a little sweet, but still very drinkable. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 18, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with orangey-red highlights when held to light and a small off-white head that diminishes rapidly. Aroma is dark roasty malts and coffee. Flavor is sweet and bitter dark malts, hints of molasses and a astringent finish. Medium to full body and mild carbonation.
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - SEP 14, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A dark pour with a decent sized head, aroma of nutty malt and dark fruits. Flavor follows nose, with some caramel breadiness, a bit of hops in the finish. Overall not too bad, better as the glass warmed. I would not have guessed this as a porter.
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark clear brown with a small light brown head. Aroma is lightly of roasty coffee. Taste is of mocha, coffee, roasted malt, nuttiness, caramel and slight vanilla with a solid hop presence. Moderately sweet with lively carbonation. Mouthfeel is full and round but a tad watery at the end. Still- very bold, flavorful and satisfying. Recommended. Plus, it was under a buck a bottle at Trader Joesí.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - AUG 24, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark reddish brown apearance, decent head formation. Malty nose, dark fruit, slightly rubbery. Sweet creamy malt plalate, smooth. Dark fruits are well pronounced but not overwhelming, finishes smooth with a mild dry bitterness.
icarus (57) - The Colony, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2004 Itís a light porter thatís easy swilling. Light on the tounge and finish. Serviceable.
mjg74 (2428) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 20, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark in color. Aroma is of roasted malts, with some coffee in there as well. Sweet roasted malted flavor. Very smooth and drinkable. Tastes like a porter.