porterdude (170) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brought back form death! Just released this week. A deep ruby color pour. Some hints of caramel and biscuit malt. Very light hop aroma. A flavor of malts, and slight citrus, which is interesting as this beer is low hopped. A really interesting beer.
PorterPounder (5971) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had on tap at the brewpub in Bellingham - light amber in appearance, a bit of hops in the nose and a slight bit of malt. Nothing really jumps out about the flavor - I see here it is listed as a Scottish Ale - not as rough around the edges as some - a decent brepub ale.
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 14, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I think this is a pretty new seasonal, at least I haven't seen it before, but it certainly tastes a little unrefined. Perfect red color, a nice aroma alluding more towards hoppiness than maltiness, a decent malty body and flavor, but the finish is metallic and just too thin. I'd like to see a touch more malt, or even some grains.