adwoan99 (244) - Ft. Worth, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2003
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I don't think I enjoyed this one as much as the others. As far as porters go, I didn't find this very sweet (like others I've tried) it had a more roasted nut flavour. Light on the aroma - mostly malt, smooth mouthfeel. Overall pretty good, but I'd like a little more kick.
Nuffield (3912) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Substantial head and subtle flavors. Very frothy, with a tingling and mild aroma. Reddish color. Roasted, nutty, all around decent, with an average mouthfeel.
davesarman (159) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - AUG 2, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very good porter. Color and mouthfeel are right on. I expected perhaps a bit dryer, but I have no major problems with this beer.
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 1, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark brown color with a tan head. A touch nutty with some roasted malt which is a typical nose for a porter. The palate seemed a little thin but the nuttiness and roasted malts were nice in the flavor.
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 (5340) - 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 (2560) - 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 (6507) - 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.