BBB63 (6393) - 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 (3327) - 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 (6576) - 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.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - MAR 27, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice dark brown color with a thick creamy tan head. The aroma was filled with roasted malt and bitter hops. The flavor was quite acidic with bitter chocolate and roasted malt.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 23, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big beautiful with a nice head. Chocolate and raisen aroma. Roasted malt, chocolate, perfect amount of bitter and hops. Porter isn't my favorite style, but this is good.
cornhusker01 (76) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 9, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very similar to the Samuel Adams' Cream Stout (I may be giving a duplicate rating, it was that similar). The essence of coffee and chocolate predominated this dark brew.