estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 7, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish brown, not opaque, small tan head, chocolate in the nose. Sweetish coffee with a hint of chocolate. Pleasant.
xmandax (130) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 2, 2003
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
one of my favorite backup beers, never disappoints. full, thick and heavy, dark and deep.
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 12, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bloodied chestnut with spent yeast particles. Sticky tan froth. Steady, scattered carbonation. Aroma of roasted peanuts, caramel, dry chocolate and plums. Fizzy, caramelled and airy with a roasted aftertaste. Solid chocolate, dark caramel and mild dry roasted coffee beneath the wall of carbonation. Mostly dry. Medium light body. Barely a hint of fruity yeast. More like a subtle counter to the dark malt flavors. Finishes dryly malty with a lingering peanut and coffee essence. Lose the carb and this would be a great session Porter. Could be old though.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A spicy porter that comes off the bench nicely to replace other porters when I want a change. Sweet and sour meld together in this tasty porter that’s true to style.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 3, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very deep garnet on the pour, the head is generous and light tan, the lace is in sheets. Nose is malt, caramel, a bit smokey maybe, earthy. Front is malt and lightly sweet, the top is light, much to my surprise and pleasure, there is a nice hop bitter finish. Dry, acidic and quite quaffable, and well worth the try. Ranks #412 on my current 1000 master beer list.
Steak (124) - New York, USA - JUL 10, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good example of malts and hops being pretty well balanced. That said, it wasn’t the most complex besides that. The body seemed a little thin and the aroma left a little to be desired. Also, it seemd overly smooth. I can understanf how brewers want the beers to be smooth, and while this is OK for other drinks, I don’t mind a little grittiness in a porter.
dankfor20 (193) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 7, 2002
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
a good porter. nice dark color. good combo of hop bitter and dark roast mallt
Drinkingdan (371) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great dark color. Nice malty smell. I thought it was very tasteful, really enjoyable.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - APR 15, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very flavorful! Aroma is kind of indistinct, but the flavor rules; heavily malty, but with major hop bitterness throughout and heavy carbonation, this one really gets all over the mouth. And in a very good way. I’m glad I have one more. Thanks, Jayme.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 3, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wonderful aroma and decent head. The flavor was fairly rich and creamy, but almost stoutlike. Also, there seemed to be an odd infusion of a caramel/bock/soapy taste. Worth the try - cool baseball bottlecap.