JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - SEP 12, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at brewpub: Ruby red tint around the edges of a dark flat brown beer. Peaty and chocolatey nose. Malts are HUGE here, much more than your average brewpub porter. Body is rich and thick. Notes here reflect that this may be a beer that is being reworked, my sample (August 2004) seemed rich and full of great chocolatey and peaty malt flavors. Finish was chalky and dry, some bitterness included. this is a fine porter.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 8, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dusty looking dark brown with some red tints. Lasting off-white creamy head. Smoked hop aroma. Big hop taste in this beer. Piney... creamy... citrusy.... with a sweet coffee finish.
DavidP (1745) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 17, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2004 Very dark brown body with a creamy off-white head that leaves a solid sheet of lacing. Dry coffee roast aroma with dandelion hop backing. The flavor is quite hoppy for a brewpub beer. The roast background was expected but the strong dandelion/grassy hops make this something different. Medicinal quality to the finish.
argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 2, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ruby black body with medium tan head. Aroma is light smoked, malty, hint of caramel. Taste is lightly smoked, minimally sweet, finishing earthy bitter. Medium/full body.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 16, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark orange/brown color with a creamy off white head. Dark malt and cocoa aroma. Black malt flavors with a real british hops infusion. Light dry and slightly smokey finish.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 7, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with a white lacey head. Light roasted aroma and flavor. Smooth, but a little thin for a porter.
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 12, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A very "light Porter" if there is such a thing. In fact the first porter where I could see through the glass. Slightly sweet, could use some more bitterness.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 29, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
No head to speak of, translucent dark brown body is lighter than the usual porter, very slight chocolate nose, decent semi-sweet flavor, low on hops, somewhat thin finish. OK.