cyanescens (159) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had a glass on tap at work and it tasted alot better than some of the batches I’ve bought in the store. Best fresh. A delicious beer, Deschutes’s best. You can definately taste the roasty coffee and chocolate malts, this beer is a dessert.
dwedin (249) - Happy Valley, Oregon, USA - DEC 4, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark, dark brown, brown head. Coffee, chocolate, roasted barley aromas. Chewy chocolate flavors with a balanced bite. Smokey finish.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 27, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown in color with ruby highlights and a medium light tan head. Aroma and flavor is hoppy,roasted malt notes and finishes dry.
LyndaNova (532) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 25, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cold 12oz bottle: Pours a nice ruby brown color with a thin layer of light tan bubbles. Aroma is of rich malts with chocolate notes. Taste is of rich malts and chocolate. Watery texture and well carbonated with a dry ending.
w0nderb0b (6) - Lacey, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2006 does not count
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had it on tap at a tony aromas. Delish, very dark color lets very little light through. kind of a light flavor for being such a dark portor but its only 5.2%.
MMMBEERLS (18) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 23, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours better from a bottle due to bottle conditioning, aroma is nice sweet chocolate. I have experienced from both bottle and tap. BOTTLE is better with a pine hop finish and slight roastiness. For a robust porter this is a little on the weak side for me. Balance seems just right and I see myself drinking another. Overall a decent american robust porter.
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Beautiful, clear mahogany with a warm reddish hue. Small, off-white head. Malty aroma with a lightly burned edge. Medium body with lightly sweet, hard roasted malt accents. Soft, malty finish. Pleasant. 211006
blankboy (6400) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with ruby hues and an average size tan head. Very nice aroma of roasted malt, coffee, lots of chocolate and hops. Flavour’s roasty and chocolaty with a light bitter finish. Medium bodied. Very good!
asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Pours a black color with a nice white head on top. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, raisins, and caramel. Flavor is nice and smooth with dark chocolate hitting the tongue mostly. Slight bitterness in there to keep it from being too sweet. A nice porter.
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(07.25.06) 12 oz brown bottle from Liquid Solutions. Best by 8/24/06. 5.2% ABV. Lot 1158b. roasted malt aroma. Poured clear dark brown with small white head. Soft carbonation. Light –to -medium bodied ale that starts dry with roasted malt and fruitness (raisin?) flavors. finished dry with light roasted malt and some bitterness. Monodimensional in flavor complexity. Though on the thin side, this is a good drinkable porter.