DrnkMcDermott (2912) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2008 Bottled. Bully indeed! Smell is mostly of a good portion of English hops. This bottle-conditioned brew pours a big brown bubbly head over a dark root beer brown body. Great bubbly effervescence. Taste is of bitter roast malts adding up to a coffee, toffee and bit of smoke. A very fine, deep roasty porter!
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Out of a bottle thanks Santa!! Aroma of roast malt choco, and light coffee. Poured a dark brown almost black with decent froth. Flavor was roast malt and light coffee with just right ammount of hops to balance. Palate was even bodied and finish was clean. I really have to say this was solid and I would definitely send to someone else who’s a porter lover. Good Stuff.
bu11zeye (12314) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours a carbonated dark brown body with a large frothy tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, and celery. Flavor of coffee and roasted malt with some chocolate.
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 31, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The exclamation point is well deserved. Aroma is dark malts, with some vine fruit overtones. More reddish coloring than the standard, with a small bubbly tan head. Flavor is malt, malt, malt, then a bit of hops to finish. Almost fruit near the end. Mouthfeel is creamy, almost velvet. I like it.
BillyM (151) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 23, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2005 Slightly bitter, medium body, medium carbonation, solid porter with a slightly fruity (apple-cinnamon) & smoky taste. Some nut & hop flavor coming through. Fruity pleasant finish. Good value ($5.99/6pk)
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - JUL 18, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle. Best by 10/30/05. Dark brown with garnet highlights. Thick tan head with some lacing. Mediun roast coffee, burnt brown sugar, american hops. Bitterness all around. In the hops and malts. Awful lot of carbonation. One of BLVD’s best brews.
omhper (21459) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled, thanks beerhandy!Very dark brown, average head. Appley coffee aroma. Dryish and medium bodied, very fruity for a porter. The mouthfeel is light and somewhat fizzy and the finish salty. My least favourite from an otherwise solid brewer.
KUEric (889) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 27, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2005 Bottle: Great aroma and apperance. The flavor is smooth, and the palate is fantastic. I wish the taste/flavor was as good as the rest of the beer, but the taste was still great. Some chocolate, coffee, caramel, and a suprising carbonation feel as well as hoppy ending.
mybrainhurts (376) - North Dakota, USA - JUN 14, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma of this beer is fantastic. Rich chocolate, roasted coffee, and playful fruits. A nice mix of chocolate, coffee and hoppy fruitiness. A solid all around porter.
Gmku (296) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUN 8, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice porter. One of the best domestic versions I’ve had, maybe the best. Caramel, chocolate, roast coffee flavors, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Good stuff.