Indy (87) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - MAR 24, 2005
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the bottle, little to no aroma. Wispy tan head. Orange/red/brown in color. Substantial, soft mouth feel, not too effervescent. Flavors of malt, coffee, and molasses...and very malty. Overall a decent porter...one I’d like to try on tap.
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2005
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost no aroma from bottle. Pours thinnish dark brown to black, touch of orange. Light nuts, medium malt balance. Substantial unheavy mouthfeel. Clean finish. Quaffable and satisfying, but doesn’t leave much of a signature memory sip to sip.
madsberg (9530) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled: Reddish brown coloured. Light brown head. Coffee, malt, Liqourice and roast in the aroma. Cofee, sweet, malt, hops in the flavour. Is fat, roasty and coffeish in the end. Thanks Springslicker for trading.
xenthem0nk (101) - Oregon, USA - MAR 15, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. This micro is a staple in the Portland bar scene. Pours not quite black, bit of marroon in there. Nice head. The stronger flavor had me rechecking the not-so-strong aroma again. Nothing too complex other then roasted malt and coffee. Some cocoa notes. Same in the taste. Although it is a refreshing porter with a medium palate, not heavy at all, it sure fills me up quick. I prefer its quality to many other selections in Portland.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 4, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep crimson in color with a fluffy head that dissipates. Slightly roasted aroma is welcoming. Medium bodied. Fine flavors of roastiness, chocolate and a little hoppiness at the finish. Mellow beer, actually is similar to guinness. Enjoyable for a porter.
presario (4525) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 28, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Very dark with burgundy highlights. Lasting foamy head. Light roasted coffee aroma. Dusty coffee and plum flavours. A little zesty in the finish.
Shadrach (176) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 22, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2005 Pours a very dark black. Aroma is chocolate sweet andvery strong molasses. Taste was choolate, molasses, caramel with some roasted coffee in the aftertaste. Body was a bit thin, but picks up a bit in the middle.
DrunkenWeasel (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 18, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown with a bit of off white head that leaves a little bit of lacing. Carbonation is very fizzy and the head disipates very quickly. Smells a little bitter choclatey with some hops too it as well, not a bad smell but nothing special. Tastes a little spicey almost at first then gives way to a prominate bitter chocolate taste that stays with you for the moderately long aftertaste. You feel like you’ve been eating chocolate about 10 second after taking a sip its nice. Beer tastes better than it looks or smells.
Diablokev (145) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - FEB 18, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma is of spice, stale bread. Appearance is a deep burgandy. The flavor is of spice. Overall ok.
beerhandy (195) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 14, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is my idea of a american microbrewed porter.
nice carbonation , bittersweet chocolate with expresso no roast! subtle hops smooth balance... Keg Please! Thanks Indiana Red for the trade!