OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle via trade with hopscotch! - Thanks Eric! - Pours dark brown with a nice creamy thick tan head that stays well and laces the sides of the glass. Aromas of coffee, roasted malts, and a touch of chocolate. Flavor is mostly coffee and roasted malts as well but the finish is sweet milk chocolate that lingers as the aftertaste as well. Palate is highly carbonated and somewhat on the watery side for a porter. Could easily drink a 6er of these though. Nice session.
RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2006
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer offers an aroma consisting of anise an yeast. It is a black colored solution with a decent sized almond colored head. This thin beer offers a taste consisting of chocolate and coffee with biscuit flavored undertones. The aftertaste is of coffee as it lingers.
Holdwine (1064) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 4, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Certainly robust, but far too gassy. Might be an off bottle, but this one is way overcarbonated. This tends to overshadow the nicely roasted malt notes of chocolate and toffee.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours black with a small compact tan head, aromas of roast and slight sweet chocolate smell. the flavor is roasted malts, slight hops, nutty, and a little watery, thin bodied, ok brew.
weepingsuds (222) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - FEB 22, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Okay. Not to bitter, but not ovelry bold either. It is a porter, but does not stand out.
bfeldmann (1048) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 5, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
"Poured a almost black color with mohogany edges. Has a very smoky and chocolatly aroma. Light brown head good lacing. Taste of chocolate and dark fruits. medium mouthfeel very well balanced. A good porter"
thedm (4850) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 27, 2005
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This bottled brew poured a small sized head of frothy fine to medium sized mostly lasting light brown colored bubbles that left behind a fair lacing. The body contained soft carbonation, was nearly opaque and brown in color. Its aroma contained notes of malty mild brown malt . Its mouth feel is smooth mild thick maltty. Its flavor contained mild brown malt notes and was tasty. All-in-all very nice brew.
PattiA (49) - Madison, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 11, 2005
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Itís a dark, almost opaque brown with a small tannish head which didnĎt stick around all that long but did leave traces in the glass. The slight aroma is of roasted coffee, chocolate and hops. The taste was terrific. The carbonation was quite low, which I liked a lot. Initially I could detect what deemed to be dark chocolate mixed with coffee. On second tasting, I noticed a hint of caramel and maybe a little molasses. The finish is bitter without having the kick of added carbonation, so I liked it a lot.
cazort (478) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2005
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma not that overwhelming. Not much head; quite flat. However, the minute the flavour hits: wow. This one is very well done and the flavour offsets anything else less than great that you could say about this beer. A very delicate balance of roasted malt, some hops (not very bitter), and thick molasses flavour, a little bit dry, and not at all sweet. I love it: the rich molasses flavour, without the sweetness is definitely a winning combination. This one also does a good job of tasting "like a porter" without tasting much at all like any other porter Iíve had, so they get some bonus points for originality! And I might add that the price is quite reasonable.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich, roasted chocolate flavors are very well balanced by a fairly upfront hop bitterness, combining to create a very repeatable Porter. This is my idea of a nice session-type ale.