howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 9, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown body, lasting tan head. Light roasty, dark fruity aromas. Good robust flavors; black patent and hoppy bitterness balances a nice mocha sweetness. Malty, full bodied, assertive. Nice!
Sassy (217) - Mullet Capital of the World, Georgia, USA - FEB 2, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice porter! Dark brown/almost black with a full, creamy head. Full of roasted malty flavors. Thanks, Springslicker!
Crash (531) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown maybe black appearance with good creamy head and lacing that didn’t stop. There was a roasted smell and hinted towards the sweetness to come. Taste was sweet with hints of caramel and some honey.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JAN 21, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark and oily, creamy head with attractive sheeting. Nose roasty and a bit smoky, some molasses sweet. Sweet with molasses, some bitter chocolate, roasty at the end.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - JAN 21, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark with a nice big cushion of creamy head.Nose is a roasted smokey malts and tastes more like the dark chocolate that you might cook with.nice roasted malts flavor.Good brew.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 10, 2005 .From Duane, thanks. Poured Dark and inviting. Large tan head, that is hanging around. As the head settles, it leaves good lacing. The aroma is roasted and toasted and caramel. the taste is chocolate and malts(roasted). There is mild bitter/sweet lie an espresso with double chocolate shot added. Well balanced and tasty
ChazyRPh (582) - Chazy, New York, USA - JAN 14, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle from secret santa...dark brown pour, with some red tint...nice pale brown head. Aroma of sweet dark fruit, chocolate malt. Nice bright roasted malt flavor, some hop kick to start also. Middle sweetens a little, and the end finishes beautifully with a nice dose of choco-bitterness. This is a very well balanced beer, and I am very grateful to have had the chance to sample it.
Beaver (1219) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a dark brown with a huge creamy tan head that had great retention and lots of lacing.
The aroma was figs, sweet chocolate and light hops.
The flavor was slightly sweet chocolate malts, figs, and coffee with a light bitter finish. A well balanced beer. The mouthfeel was creamy and velvety (carbonation just right) with a medium to thin body.
Overall, a very fine porter.
Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 5, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark redish brown with a medium tan head.. Has a smell of coffee and malt.. Tastes of roast chocolate and light hops.. good smooth finish..
DocLock (7502) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to RobertsReality for this. I drank this as I watched USC shove it up Oklahoma’s ass last night (I like liberal states and hate "Cowboy" states). Pours burnt umber with a big, creamy light tan head. Aroma of malt, chocoff, some prunes and cognac. Tastes malty, with chocoff and a slight rauchy hit at the finality. Very smooth at the finish. A very good porter.