muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 4, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Black with hints of ruby, thin but very stable cola-like bubbly head...big roasted malt in the nose, chianti wininess and a splash of vanilla, impressive...alas, the flavor doesn’t carry through, the body is brash and somewhat harsh, roasty and bitter but curiously flat and dull to finish, my first disappointment from this excellent brewery.
fuyajo (229) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 28, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown beer; by the time it got to me, it didn’t have much of a head. Smooth mouthfeel - not too watery. Malty, chocolatey. Very excellent beer. One of the best Porters I’ve had from a tap in a long time!
civforprez (229) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown with a lare thick lasting head. Slight reddish in color through the light. Aroma is of bread, hops, and malt. Mouthfeel is smooth and filling, very smooth given the high carbonation. Taste is of bread, malts, and hops. Can also taste oats and barley especially, and is extremely well balanced. Chocolate notes come out underneath. An excellent porter.
Terminus (3229) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JAN 6, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle-purchased at Riley’s liquor in Madison, WI-pours deep brown with a nice tan head. roasty, coffee aroma with a subtle hint of hersey’s chocolate. nice burnt note also. somewhat light body. nice big burnt finish. as it warmed , some hops came thorough in the finish. slightly oxidized also which effected the overall flavor of this beer. not bad CW. wish i had a fresher sample.
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - DEC 31, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brownish black color with a medium beige head. Nice roasted coffee, hazelnut and caramel aroma. Chocolate, hazelnut coffee, and lactose flavors that start out strong, but quickly dissappear leaving behond only the coffee flavor. Very crisp feel with a dry finish. Interesting.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - DEC 31, 2004
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown/black with a medium beige head. The aroma was absolutely wonderful...dark chocolate and coffee...with just a hint of sourness. The flavor was good up front..roasted coffee and a lactic sourness, but all of the sudden it was gone...no taste at all...weird. The feel was very crisp on the tongue...semi-dry finish.
Shag (2584) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - DEC 13, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brownish to black apperance with a moderate beige head. The aroma is chocolate and charcoal. The flavor bends itself more bitter than sweet with a slight smokey flavor. Im catchin some coffee, dark chocolate, and roasted flavors. It was pretty darn good for a style that tends to be very repetative. Another winner from that playa Facto!
Sassy (217) - Mullet Capital of the World, Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice porter...dark, dark brown with mocha head. Strong roasted flavors of coffee and chocolate, with a hint of dark fruit. Thanks, MrFacto!
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2007 Dark Brown. Bit o Head. Light Chocolate/Roasty Aroma.... Roasts, Some Smoke - Bit Burnt and some Malts. Not Too Bad....Good Average Porter.
Rerated Winter of ’07: Sweet Roasted Malt Aroma. Chocolate..Roasted Malts...Lightly Rich Mouthfeel...Light Chocolate Dry Ending. Very Nice! I would Keep Ready Supply of This Porter.
IndianaRed (2330) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 13, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle Pours a very dark brown with very little head and slight even lacing. Aroma is not very strong but has nice tootsie roll, smokey notes. Flavor is quite smokey, charcoal and not so much of the sweet notes form the aroma. Feel is moderate and yes a litle chalky. Finish is dry and with a campfire bitter flavor.
Thanks again to MrFacto