ElGaucho (2116) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich, sweet malt aroma with moderate hops. Clear dark blackish red. Small, tan head. Mostly disappating. Excellent lace. Good, relatively rich porter flavor. Somewhat dry and chalky. Reasonably good hop presence. Well made and pleasant. A very solid offering. I would like it better with a little more sweetness and a touch more alcohol.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bully! Good name. Good porter. Pours almost black with a nice tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate. Good full body in the mouth. Creamy and smooth with a touch of carbonation. Pleasant bitter coffee, dark chocolate taste. An excellent porter and an excellent beer.
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 13, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2004 Black with a medium tan head. Looks like a porter and that is where it ends. Has a strong grassy aroma. To follow that up comes a hoppy taste. Where are the malts? WTF is this, not a bad beer, but not a freakn porter.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 11, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I like this beer, before cracking the crown, due to the distinguished-looking monocled bulldog, hoisting a pint on the label. It only gets better from there.
Completely black color,but for ruby red edges, with a fantastically fluffy cream/cocoa colored head. Aroma is sweet and creamy, notes of cocoa and spice, with big hits of espresso. Mysterious, beautiful, uplifting.
Great bitterness on the palate, full-bodied with massive malt. Long, lingering finish, which continues to deliver flavors of chocolate, anise, coffee. Lest I forget, an underlying fruitiness emerges in the middle, with tastes of dark cherries and grapes. A complex, tasty, and easily quaffable porter. This would be a regular in my fridge if it existed in my area.
ross (2008) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
poured out with a huge tan head. brownish red color that i dont usually associate with a porter- but still looks nice. smell is full of coffee and roasted malts. taste is very smooth, and has a coffee/chocolate flavor to it. kind of hoppy which i find appealing. this is a really good porter. thanks to bill for the trade
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 21, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brownish dark caramel body with a fomay light tan head. Sweet roasted malt aroma ringed by a hint of hops. The flavor is chocolate and roasted maltup front but then a good bit of bitterness develops. Overall the hops end up stealing the show, not that that is a bad thing. Medium body with a lot of bitterness felt on the tongue. A nice beer. Thanks to Indra for the trade.
Dansting (222) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 16, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Iím not a big porter fan, but this is one of the best there is. Looks good, smells good, and it especially tastes good. Nice beer for a cold winter night.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 11, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very Dark Color with a Roasted Aroma. Coffee and Chocolate. A very Good Porter.
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 29, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Purpleish brown, thick tan head. Roasted scent. Chocolate is the main taste, but even that is pretty subtle. Nothing that really stands out about this, but its good.
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 19, 2004
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful beer in look and smell. Nice tasting, but the taste doesn't fit the look and smell as I had hoped.