beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 7, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown, settles solid darkish brown/black with slivers of dark amber poking through the sides and bottom. Hefty light brown top sits thickly and tight like the surface of a unweathered moon about an inch high and crumbles down fairly fast to a skim and the lacing in thin sheets eventually breaking into some spots. Aroma of roasted malts, somewhat subdued richness with a touch of cocoa and tang; a lost in space faint nose mostly. Taste loses some gravity with very mildly roasted malts with a bit of dark fruity tang and is over pretty fast. One dimensional and not much to it I'm afraid. Notes of cocoa and very limpid light hops subside within. Feel is smooth, light and creamy, close to medium body but thin in most aspects. It does have a good porter style drying that lightly lingers in the finish which helps create a bit of weather on this barren porter plantet. This planet looked to be in orbit at first but became eclipsed by a dull and average gravity that holds nothing down. This planet swings out of orbit and needs some kind of galactic help to bring it back.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ruby-black with a tan head that mostly diminished. Aromas of mocha and some smoke. Dark chocolate, coffee, plus some hop flavors. Lacks complexity. Palate is light and thin. An average microbrewed porter.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 28, 2003
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown with a somewhat tan head. Dark malt aroma with some vinous, cocoa undertones. Initial maltiness followed by some sour mash flavors that continue through to the finish. Grainy/husky driness also in the finsih. This one really doesn't make me want to carry anything.
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nothing special, however it is a nice solid porter. Tasted, poured, and looked just as it was supposed to be.
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - JAN 6, 2003
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Seemed light for a porter. The chocolate and coffee fought each other and neither won. I wish there would’ve been a little bit more hops to add...something.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 4, 2003
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Black with short-lived tan head. Aroma has a wierd pseudo-metallic funk that I do not care for at all. Flavor is creamy semi-sweet chocolate with a smoked coffee aftertaste. Thin, quickly dissipating sweetish aftertaste. A weak, thin porter with no outstanding qualities and a funky odor and taste.
beerguy101 (5274) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 14, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Eclipse black color, small head. Aroma is roasted malts and coffee. A lighter bodied porter. Chocolaty flavor, some bitterness. Not very hoppy and lacking in body for a porter. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
Duffbeer (192) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a bad porter. Fairly light for a porter.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 6, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Re-Rate 12/06/02: The beer pours a deep brown to black, the head portly, the consistency creamy and the lace in nice glutinous sheets. Deep roasted grains; light chocolate and somewhat sweet is the nose. Malt at the front, the top wraithish, the finish is bitingly acidic, the hops scarce as hens teeth. Dry aftertaste and lacking in the two things I like most “Hops and a decent body as in malt”. Only tolerable, not much of a “Porter”, as it has little robustness and energy giving characteristics.
Crit (3306) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 3, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Fast fading tan head. Burnt malt nose and taste. Finish is short with a prickly mouthfeel (too carbonated?)