egajdzis (5364) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a dark brown, ruby (almost purple) color with a medium sized, bubbly, tan head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of light chocolate and roast, cherries, nuts, and wood. Chocolate, lots of roastiness, and faint dried fruitiness in the taste. A flavorful and robust porter.
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - FEB 13, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Small, tan, lasting head. Color is dark brown. Flavor is pretty good, not overpowering, gentle. Nice chocolate flavor, malty. Good brew.
jus10cider82 (67) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - FEB 13, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(12 oz bottle/shaker best by 08-12-05) Pours almost opaque red with two fingers of head. No visible carbonation. Smells strongly of of chocolate and malt. Tastes of raisins and palate is very oily with sweet aftertaste.
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!
Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, 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 (583) - 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.