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.
Beaver (1646) - 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 (9982) - 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.
movolsfan (11) - Parkville, Missouri, USA - JAN 5, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a very good porter. I like the coffee taste in it and the fact that while it is very flavorful, it is very smooth. I enjoy this one year round.
RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 3, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I think this is Boulevard’s best beer. Nice roasted aroma and flavor. I usually prefer the more robust porters to the dry porters. But, as for Dry Porters, this is a good beer.
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark-brown walnut color, not quite opague. Smell is milk chocolate, weak coffee, and dry toast. Mouthfeel hard but thin. A little low on the chocolate and a little high on the dry toast for me. A dryish version of a porter. Not bad. Could stand being thicker and sweeter.
lizziesage (180) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 29, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bully! Porter poured dark brown and came crowned was large light brown head. It produced a pleasent sweet aroma. The flavor, while having elements of sweetness, was subdued enough that made me second guess its classification. The predominant flavor was a dry roast coffee with a slight bitterness. It finished smooth without much aftertaste.
jefcon (1641) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nots of malt and caramel, more reminiscent fo a stout than of a porter. Reddish brown with a slight diminishing head. This beer’s high points are on flavor, with a heavy roast chocolate presence dominates. Lacing follows the beer down the glass. There be hops here, and they are well-developed in the brew. Best effort from this brewer.