Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice coffee aroma with a little hint of chocolate, very dark in color, an ok finish nice beer
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - NOV 29, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Like the dark color. Little head. Notes of chocolate. Worth a try.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2003 1998 edition sampled in 2002: opague super dark brown with swirling tan galaxical wonders...
Coffee nose with roastedness and some cocoa sweetness..
starts good for a second or two of nice creamy sweet coffee but suddenly chooses to show some vegital pooeyness...the vegital notes subside in the finish where the flavor goes back to a more pleasant coffee creaminess with a tad of metalicness...As Jim Carrey says in 'liar liar', I've had better
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 17, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown almost black color with a medium thick head. The aroma is slightly sweet yet spicy and meaty, something like pepperoni(?). The flavor is slightly spicy and malty with coffee undertones and slightly hoppy finish.
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 13, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark chestnut brown with a wonderfully beading, tan head. Licorice/cocoa aroma. Sweet/chocolate, mild at first, mettalic middle, roasted malt finish. A fine example of the style.
jazz88 (2572) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 10, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle of the 2001 vintage. Black color with ruby tints at the edges. A diminished light brown head. The nose is roasted and malty. The flavor starts with creamy malts and then goes roasted and finally into coffee.
Racegoer (353) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - NOV 8, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Best before April 2010. maybe this is a good beer for my cellar. Damn good Porter, Molasses, raisins, fills your mouth ,very good on a cool Fall night, Glad this one fell of the shelf at the beer store in to my shopping cart, Recommended !
DallasBryan (111) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2003 One of the worlds best stout/porters with Koff, Guinness FES, Coopers and Courage Imperial. Dont need words just drink it you"ll understand!!!
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 20, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not bad. It has a coffee and malt flavor with a bitter after taste. Next bottle I’ll cellar for a while.
babycakes (24) - White Plans, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark color. Remind me of strong coffe. This porter is very creamy and licorice tasting. Excellent porter!