AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 29, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Malty aroma, tan head, with nice lacing compliment the dark brown color of this beer. Unfortunately, the flavor didnt live up to the appearance for me. Maybe Iíve had too many Deschutes Black Butte Porters, because this just didnt measure up. Not as rich and smooth front to back. This was ok, but not great.
NeroFiddled (105) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2002
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice, very deep brown/black color and solid tan head that leaves some good Belgian-lace. The aroma is limited, but thatís OK for porter. Creamy mouthfeel. The flavor is rich with malt and intense roasted barley. Thereís a flash of sharp hop flavor in the middle (Cascades?), but itís covered over by the roastiness before the swallow is through. The finish is dry and roasty, revealing a little bit more of the hops; seemingly lasting forever.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 22, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The color is deep brown, the head is voluminous, the lace thick sheets, that cling to the glass till the very last drop. The nose that of roasted barley, slightly spicy, malt and hints of semi-sweet chocolate. The first sip is sweet, the top is medium, the finish is hop spicy, dry, light to moderate carbonation. One of the better íPortersí I tasted recently, and a pleasure for a íLover of the dark sideí May the spirits of malted grains shower their blessings on Indra for giving me a chance to sample. Ranks #129 on my master list of beers.
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUL 5, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2008 Pours a deep dark brown with a big, tan foam. The aroma is big roast, hops and chocolate. Quite carbonated. Overly so. bitter ops, bitter chocolate, and roasted malts slap you in the face. this beer finishes slightly nutty and dry.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 24, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A quite mild and smooth porter. Roasty flavor. I recommend this one. More bitterness than I usually like in a top-flight porter. The hops sort of bully you.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 22, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 4, 2003 12 oz bottle, dark brown-black color, nice creamy head. Roasted coffee aroma, light chocolate and coffee flavor. Medium body, nice creamy mouthfeel, a little thin, a good tasting porter, but not as strong as I like.
sethdude (687) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 22, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2003 A very nice porter. Dark and roasty, a bit thin, with that signature Boulevard hoppiness underneath it all. There's definitely a citrus bite in it, and a great coffee-like bitterness. good stuff. Re-Rate 03-29-03: It seems to me the more I drink this, the more I think it's probably my beer of choice for day-to-day drinking. The lace in the glass after the beer is gone is truly a wonderful sight to behold. The glass is laced from top to bottom, and it's not going anywhere. The flavor is INCREDIBLE. Everyone should try this stuff.
OldJack99 (114) - USA - APR 11, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
good beer, good roasted flavor, Iíve still enjoyed other porters and dark beers like stouts better though. Probably will buy emí again at some point.
Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 31, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty damn good porter. I had this in the boulevard airport bar on the way to Mexico for spring break. Very robust with chocolate notes dry finish. Quite nice.
BuzzBeer99 (81) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 19, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a good porter, but itís a bit on the week side. Great tasting roasted malt either way. Not as good as Anchor Porter!