MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep red, very little light shows. Minimal head. Roasty, tobacco, bit of molasses. Quite drinkable, smooth and quaffably thin without being watery. Coffee, chocolate, and a milky sweetness at end. Stays a bit dry and smoky in the finish for a pleasantly long while. Admittedly not particularly porterish, its lightness reminds me more of a roasty dunkel than anything else.
CapFlu (4723) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 11, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(Draught) Slight coal with malt tones. Foamy beige head with dark reddish body. Thin, vanilla, cocoa and tart finish. Average.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark body minimal tan head. Roasteed malt aroma that is very faint. Taste is much the same. A dissapointment. Not one of Cap City's better brews.
Aurelius (4592) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A very low-strung porter. Oreo and cream porter aroma. Light weight. Faintly sweet and somewhat watered or lightened. Drinkable, but purposefully weaker than most porters, methinks.
hopscotch (9996) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark ale with sparkling clear, ruby highlights. Medium-sized, creamy, khaki-colored head. Incredibly thick lacework which could only be removed from the glass with a putty-knife.
Vanilla, coffee and chocolate in the nose. Same goes for the flavor, but with added notes of cinnamon. Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Short, astringent, bitter finish.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
a decent drinking porter. nice dark color with a nice aroma. Not as heavy as it could be, but a very good drinking beer.
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2003
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Part of a sampler at the Baltimore locaton. Wasn't dark enough for me. Didn't really have any flavor besides tasting like a beer.
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasted in Downtown DC. Dark brown/black colour with tobacco coloured head. Sweet scent. Sweet malty taste. Smooth finish. Little or no hop balance.
BBB63 (6388) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 5, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at DC postal location: Reddish/brown hue with a medium frothy head and fair lacing. Heavy malty aroma of molasses, nuts, semi-sweet chocolate, strong coffee, and roasted malts. Detected a minor hint of smoke and pine. Fruity hops balanced the malty sweetness. Slighty bitter aftertaste. Oily and lively mouthfeel, but thinner than most in this style. A good beers and the best available at this location, slighty recommended.
Braudog (5974) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 13, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
At the Baltimore location: a medium brown beer with a choco-nutty nose. There's a hint of the coffee in the flavor, somewhat surprising for a relatively light-colored porter. OK.