Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - AUG 1, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red/brown color, medium head. Aroma of coffee and hops. Moderately sweet, with coffee and chocolate flavors, and some hop bitterness. Had a fresh, brisk mouthfeel to it and the lacing was fair. Bittersweet finish.
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 27, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color. Medium head. Aroma is chocolate and coffee. A medium bodied porter. Malts are roasted chocolate malts, hints of coffee. Hops are spicy. A well-balanced, very smooth porter. Easy drinking, yet robust. Nice beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
radiomgb (2481) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep black in colour. The aroma is a mix of bittersweet chocolate, coffee and is very roasty. The flavour is rather bitter, roasty, creamy, with some coffee. Finishes somewhat dry. Thanks PhillyBeer.
BBB63 (6426) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 17, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice brown/reddish hue with a strong tan head and good lacing. Roasted malt, expresso, bittersweet chocolate, wood, smoke, and an undertone of pine and citrus on the nose. Nice balance on the palate of sweet malts and bitter hops, dry acidic finish. Slighty creamy and lively mouthfeel, a bit short through. A high quality stout and highly recommended.
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one is a bit close to a stout, with some strong coffee notes and some decent hop bitterness.
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JUN 19, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good head retention. Nice roasted chocolate aroma. Slightly sweet body with a hint of roasted malt and a taste of chocolate. One of the better proters I have had.
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - JUN 16, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark mahogany(looks black).Huge,off-white,head,with constant carbonation rising.Airy,sweet aroma of dark malt,roast,and a little hop.Decent lacework,and nice carbonation.Soft,creamy, mouthfeel.Starts slightly sweet/roasty. A little chocolate before the finish. Finish is lightly sweet,and quite hoppy(not overly).Pretty tasty.Great drinkability.
Terminus (3342) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAY 27, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great porter! I must say that it was better on tap than in the bottle. Great roasty malt with a very nice hop presence in the middle and finish. its only let down is that this brew is a little thin to be in the best.
Pulley36 (5) - USA - MAY 2, 2003 does not count
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
What all porters should be. Thick amber head which clings well to the glass. A good mouthful with hints of chocolate and coffee flavors. Mild aftertaste. Not watered down like some porters I've had. Good beer to have with a meal. Boulevard scores again!
Ernest (6699) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: APR 1, 2009 Bottle (BB 08/23/09). Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting. Body is dark brown. Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, cocoa, husks), lightly hoppy (resin, grapefruit), with a light note of vanilla. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter, slightly husky. Medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation. Rather husky and acidic.