Racegoer (354) - 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!
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2002
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
1997, tasted 2002. Cuban coffee, dark chocolate, raisins, port, tied together extremely well by a bitterness that comes equally from hops and roast. Probably the best porter I’ve had. And the old-school label would get it extra points if I wasn’t already giving it a perfect score.
Ingevara (868) - SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark sweetish barley-candy. Lots of coffee here, and chocolate. Lots of flavors apparently, and a deep lingering aroma. Perfect for a greasy pork meal or to just enjoy in front of the fire. It even tastes good in the hot summer sun.
JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - SEP 8, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark with a tan thin head. Espresso nose and taste with a sweet finish. Nice porter (2000 edition).
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - AUG 22, 2002
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2004 Great Porter! The aroma and taste were filled with chocolate, woody, licorice, alcohol, coffee, and sweet tones. The appearance was completely black, but when I held it up to sunlight a little red shown through. Magnificent porter!
SpaceMonkey (182) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 20, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I poured this from a 2001 batch. Whispers of vanilla coffee and malted milkshake drift up from a creamy beige top. Solid black, I cannot see through this sea of brown ink. A deep roasted nugget with a brief appearance of bitter. This is a very smooth porter. It almost reminds me of a slightly hopped up Schwarzbier. Nice, this is candy bar nice.
jaymobrown (1783) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep, rich, dark color. A little syrupy, with flavors of chocolate and toffee. However, not very much taste, and lacking in any distinguishing taste.