Zoob (85) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 27, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a great porter, bottle or glass. Really nice on a fresh tap. Dusty tan/rock head, nice balance roast malt aroma... no coffee over tones, smooth on tongue.
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - MAY 22, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good roasted aroma. Flavor of roasted coffee, with a touch of smokiness. A nicely balanced, medium bodied porter.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours almost opaque black with frothy tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate and roasted coffee. Nice body but could be creamier. Flavor had notes of coffee and chocolate with some anise. Commendable porter for sipping alone.
hopdog (8254) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown in color. Smells and tastes of chocolate and coffee. Sweet finish.
cigarsnbeer (146) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - MAY 14, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2004 this one surprised me. nice rich coffee aroma and flavor. i had this on tap at a "gentlemans club" maybe it was the atmosphere but I enjoyed it a lot.
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 4, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 1, 2005 Sweet, chocolaty, burnt, toasted aroma; rich, creamy smooth, chocolaty, bitter/malty flavor thatís not too sweet, not too bitter: stellar balance; I love this porter and think itís one of the best.
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 26, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has a very dark brown color with a tan head. Smell is of roasted malts/coffee. Taste is also of roasted malts/coffee/chocolate and finishes with a coffee/chocolate bitterness. Overall a pretty good porter, but Fullers is much better...
GEOBRAU (188) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 25, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: pours a beautiful head that diminished mabey a tad too much. Extremely balanced with some sprucey-pepsi, bananna thing going on in the middle. Finishes sweet. I like it. It reminds me a bit of the Anchor our Special Ale 2002, which I love.
frankR (145) - Davis, California, USA - APR 24, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap: Dark liquid, tan foamy head. Nose is toated and malty. Flavour, coffee and chocolate, toast and fruity malts. Good drinkable porter.
Ida7999 (105) - Milford, Massachusetts, USA - APR 9, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark brown color with some red/purple overtones, medium white head, coffee and roasted malt in the aroma, some chocolate, hints of fruitiness; coffee, chocolate flavors, roasted malt, bitter with a touch of fruit, smooth, a bit light texturally