Dorwart (2497) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2005
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good sized light brown head of fine bubles. Dense and creamy on top. Rich and malty aroma with a little bit of chocolate and nuts. Color is a very dark brown/black. Head reduces slowly. Wow, strong burnt flavor. Loads of carbon and cigarette ash. Almost gritty on the palate. The smoky ash is not detected in the aroma. Quite harsh. Bitter also. Not a good combination. Little bit of chocolate but mostly smokey ash. Finish is dry and bitter and gritty. Something does not sit well with me with this brew.
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - DEC 28, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
garnet/chestnut clear color, foamy & rocky tan head. aroma is roasted malt, a little chocolate and toasted brazil nuts. dryish roasted malt flavor, a little coffee, caramel/toffee too. dryish grassy hop finish. thanks EricMC83!
zombywoof (460) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 19, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2008 Dark brown with tan foam. A medium chocolate and roasted coffee nose. It has a leathery walnut and coffee flavor that has a medium body. The finish is brisk and clean with a licorice hint.
kramer (5735) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle, via ericmc83. Pours a dark brown, mostly clear with a billowy light brown head. Nice chocolate and light coffee nose, some light roasted notes and licorice too. Slightly lactic flavor with bitter chocolate and coffee in the finish. Fairly light bodied and a little thin. Nice soft carbonation gives it a decent mouthfeel. Not bad overall, a little on the thin side. With a little bit moe body this would be really good.
Odeed (1799) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 13, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(brew from ericmc83)poured a nice black body with brown edges.head was thick and chocolaty looking.aromas were milk,chocolate,coffee,and roasted malts.flavor was much in the same.mouthfeel was on the medium side and the finish was nice and clean.
oldrtybastrd (4888) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep dark brown. Aroma is full of sweet roasted malt, coffee and milk chocolate. Taste is very smooth, and has a coffee/chocolate flavor kind of hoppy.
Strykzone (6216) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A huge tan colored head with staying power is what greets you to this beer. Patience is a virtue in this case. Once the foam ebbed the beer underneath was a treat. The usual undertones of a porter were evident such as caramel, coffee, and chocolate. Most notable was the wonderful balance of the beer. A slightly bitter start led to a pleasant sweet finish. In between was pretty good, too.
Ratman197 (12668) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 8, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a translucent brownish-black with a large long lasting brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, with just a hint of coffee. Palate was medium bodied and a bit watery for the style. Flavors of bitter chocolate, and some coffee with a dry slightly bitter finish.
subliminal (4) - USA - OCT 24, 2005 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The first sip had a noticably bitter after taste that I found unpleasant but after the first bottle I grew quite fond of the unique blend of flavors. Anyone who likes dark beers should give Bully a try.
allfreej (554) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 12, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Pours dark brown with amber highlights. The tan head leaves a fine lace pattern in the glass, and the aroma is that of roasty malt, coffee, and perhaps some chocolate. The flavor is roasted malt, with some chocolate notes. A very fine dry finish and excellent palate--not too carbonated, but with body--make this porter a pleasure to drink. Highly recommended!