frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 1, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown with a thin head. Aromas of fruit, chocolate and roasted malt. The taste is quite fruity as well with notes of chocolate and coffee. Full mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Tasty
Nate (3827) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at a TGIF in Vancouver, WA. Mild nutty roasted grain, with some tangy acidic hoppiness. A bit of coffee and chocolate, smoke. Dark black-brown clear with light tan lacing head. Medium bodied with medium-heavy carbonation. Starts with decent malt sweetness, light bitter chocolate, coffee and toffee. A bit of Twizzlers and molasses. Good carbonic tang and very little bitterness. Mild sweet finish with some nutty bitterness. A bit watery but nice.
truegen (167) - Puyallup, Washington, USA - JUL 20, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle. Opaque black with a solid beige head. Smooth, roasty chocolate aroma. Flavor is sweet chocolate-toffee with a grassy hop bite right on the back of the tongue. I wish this was just slightly more chewy, and a just a touch less sweet. Still, a very enjoyable brew!
Skyview (5310) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 13, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Mickey Finnís Brewpub in Portland, Oregon. This location does not brew their own beer. Pours an opaque dark borwn brew with a thick beige head that slowly dissolves and leaves behind a creamy lacing. Aroma of chocolate malt, with some vanilla and flowery hop character. Taste is full bodied, lightly carbonated with a creamy chocolate malt taste. Finish is smooth and creamy with a slightly light malty aftertaste.
Tejas (932) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lots of sweet raisiny aroma. Good upfront roasty flavor w/ a really dry finish. Solid porter. Really wish I could get here.
1FastSTi (3344) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 9, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2014 Bottle. Best by 08/09/07. The beer pours to a dark cola colored body that looks black in quantity. A very lively creamy tan head sits on top and leaves a light delicate lacing. Lots of noticeable carbonation propagates up the side of my tulip glass. The aroma is heavily floral hops and crystal malt with a light soapy chocolate. The flavor is soapy floral hops and chocolate malt. Lots of crystal malt in this one. The palate is slick and light. A bit thin. 6,5,6,3,13 Rerate: tap. Very nice. Creamy. Coffee. Silken. Happy to see thus one now available in Milwaukee.
mcnally (114) - Burbank, California, USA - JUL 7, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Iím not sure why this beer has such a high rating. If you ask me, itís just ok. Chocolate malt and sugary aroma. Taste is a bit one dimensional, but full bodied feel. Tan head with lots of foam.
HopDuvel99 (39) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 4, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark reddish brown with an abundant, persistent tan head. Licorice aroma. Full mouthfeel, little carbonation. Malty sweet, roasty, with a spicy and hoppy finish. Complex and unusual...enjoyable.
jtw (1144) - farmington, Michigan, USA - JUL 2, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle, pours a near-black with a little beige head. Chocolate and caramel dominate, with a touch of green hops behind. Sweet toffee and malt also dominate the flavor with just a bit of tannic bitterness in the end. A good porter!
japewang (42) - USA - JUL 1, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Good pour, nice dark brown/black colour, thick white head. Molasses, chocolate, espresso. Syrupy, almost too sweet. Head dissappears after 1/4 of the glass. Drink quicker as the syrup like qualities really start to become abrasive as the beer heads to room temp.