spikester (604) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 17, 2008
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2008 One of the very best products from Deschutes Brewery. Have had this on tap and from the bottle. My 3.6 is for the bottle, 3.9 for the draft version. Nice malty chocolate coffee flavor with sufficient hops to keep it from being overly sweet. Best served cool not cold and the flavors just get better as it warms. No better porter in my estimation.
AmEricanbrew (6331) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 9, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has a black color with a quickly fading tan head. Slight aroma of chocolate malts. Light to medium bodied and softly carbonated. Taste is nutty with roasted malts. Finishes mildly bitter.
Mildly flavored, this would be a good brew to introduce someone to the porter and stout styles.2005
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 6, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great roasted nut aroma. Smooth drinkable flavor, but a wee bit more body wouldn’t hurt it. Nice roasted malt aftertaste.
graham515 (536) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep black into the glass with a tan head. Really rich aroma of sweetness and burnt grain. The flavor was really wonderful as well with lots of chocolaty/coffee undertones. A nice winter warmer.
franksnbeans (265) - Columbus, Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep dark opaque brown with a little ruby when held to a strong light. Nice chocolate milk head that dies down and laces. Smells a mild sweet malt with toasted nuts and a hint of hops. Tastes of malt, mild coffee and a slight bitterness of hops. Mouth feel is smoooth. Zero alcohol. Almost a brown ale smooth with lively carbonation. This is an awesome session beer, especially for a porter.
LiquidLotus (12) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Solid Porter. Bottle. Chocolate, roasted aroma. Smooth on the palate, clean-- slightly bitter finish.
Ughsmash (7364) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 27, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’m not sure how I haven’t rated this, but here goes: Bottled. Poured clear garnety-brown with a short, creamy cap of tan head. The aroma picked up roasted baker’s chocolate, molasses, and some herbal accents.. not overly complex, but dark and welcoming. The flavor had somewhat tacky roasted chocolate, coffee grounds, and molasses at the core with light, complimentary herbal bitterness and faint metallic notes on the edges.. sticky caramel and ever-so-slightly stale roasted chocolate on the finish. Medium-bodied with low-to-medium carbonation.. tacky, sweet finish. Solid brew.
SeaSide7Stone (5) - California, USA - DEC 26, 2007 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Go out of my way to get this in a bottle in SoCal. This beer holds a soft spot for me as it’s from ’home’... Nice color, not too dark. Sweet aroma, some fruit, chocolates. Smooth nutty flavor with a little bit o’bite.
smashteroid (262) - Alabama, USA - DEC 23, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Served cold from tap. Pours a really nice looking dark brown with a tan head that thinned out rather quickly. Smells chocolate, maybe some roasted malts or coffee? Flavor consists of malts and chocolate. It was quite smooth. A nice porter.
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A rich dark looking beer.Lots of malt on the nose with some fruit and chocolate.Chocolate bitterness with a crisp bite with a small bitter bite.