KSS (102) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 3, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black and completely opaque. Huge tan head that yields heavy lacing as you work your way through the glass. The taste starts out with a charred wood and bitter chocolate bite and yields to sweet malt influence iand then finishes wih a dry hops lemon flavor. Overall a fine brew.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma is strikingly that of a pale ale - slightly hoppy fruity lemons. Big, rocky head sits upon a dark crimson body. Flavor is a potpourri - sometimes lots of charred malt, bitter chocolate and an IPA like hoppiness that lingers. This beer is fantastic - thanks James!
Papsoe (25068) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(On tap) Black and completely opaque beer with a creamy, beige head leaving some neat laces. Fat, rich, malty nose. Medium body with plenty of hard roasted - but not burnt - malt. Notes of chocolate and a dry, pleasant but not overwhelmingly bitter finish. A great, light porter. 210306
Sincere (145) - wichita, Kansas, USA - MAR 14, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Honestly I don’t smell much but clean hops. Pours a very dark body with a creme colored head. The taste is, however, very distinct. It starts with a hoppy kick tasting of nuts, smoke and grain. It ends with a smooth, smokey, dry and pleasant taste.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 9, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz from eboats. Pours a dark frown with a big fluffy light beige head. Leaves some light lacing. Nose is light sweet chocolate and some faint dark fruits. Flavors of dry chocolate, light malted chocolate and a dry bitter finish. Seems like some coffee was left to burn a little bit.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of kramer17801. Dark brown with light tan head, fades to creamy film/ring over time. Coats the glass just slightly. Decent aroma although somewhat muted. Chocolate up front, some faint dark fruit, with coffee in the background. Flavor much the same, mostlty chocolate, fades to a more pronounced coffee. Finishes with dry bitter coffee.
decaturstevo (5696) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 7, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A real chocoffee aroma. Pours with a foamy average lasting tan head. Moderate initial and finishing bitter with average duration. Medium bodied beer that with just the slightest bit of watery at the end. I wish it was just a tiny bit sweeter. I liked it and would be tickled to find it on tap anywhere.
verge (32) - USA - MAR 6, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I really enjoy Boulevard. This porter is not my fav. from them but is great for the money and availability. Smokey aroma and a nice rooated coffee flavor. Failry sweet and finishes dry. Had better and worse.
rdawson321 (145) - USA - MAR 1, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2006 Pours reddish black with a huge brown/tan head that lasts the whole glass. Laces beautifully. Smells of chocolate and coffee, with tons of malt. Exceptionally smooth and balanced with hearty but not overpowering carbonation. Finishes bitter and dry, but surprisingly clean. Certainly a great porter.
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 28, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nearly opaque black with a large, well retained light brown head. Aroma is smoke and roasted coffee, with a touch of chocolate. Sweet and malty in the fore, but finishes quite bitter and dry. However, it’s a tad over carbonated IMO.