mrnutsnbolts (204) - Berkeley, - NOV 30, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. This stuff was delicious. Poured a solid black with a small light brown head. Smelled strongly of coffee, malts, and chocolate. Full bodied, smooth, tasty. Tasted like bittersweet chocolate, roasted malts, and coffee. The alcohol was not at all present. Dry finish. Good stuff.
Gorbalev (2924) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap, Zeitgeist. Glad I took notes, I donít even remember drinking this! It was in a pretty surreal atmosphere though, hole in the wall under an overpass watering hole full of the pierced, the punk, and the eclectic -not something a big Canadian oaf tourist like me usually fits in to, but damn if I didnít have the best time of my stay here, thanks to the great bartenders and the awesome atmosphere. Anyway, this beer. Dark brown, big tan head. Semi-sweet aroma. Sweet porter taste, over decent medium body. No roast, no hops. Weird, but somehow works quite well - not your average porter for sure. Good.
oldrtybastrd (3223) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark, reddish brown body. Hints of chocolate and roasted coffee. Roasty chocolate flavors slightly smokey. One of my favorite porters.
dhlesq (233) - Thousand Oaks, California, USA - NOV 29, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of chocolate, roast malt, coffee, caramel, vanilla. Appears an almost opaque brown with some red as the light passes through. Flavor is roast, chocolate, some coffee, with a slightly hop-like bitter finish. Palate is medium-full with a nice bubly effervescence, finsih is clean and dry. Overall, a very nice porter, and definitely equal to the sum of its parts.
TheGreatKen (76) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 19, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is the best porter that I have ever tasted. It does not have a smoky aftertaste like Stone Smoked Porter. Instead, it has a roasted, cocoa-like aroma similar to Mackeson Stout.
brianprentiss (675) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 18, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
this is a really good porter. Everything from Deshutes deserves a taste, but this is one of their better offerings. Lots and lots of head, very woody and malty/choclatey with the alcohol somewhat subdued. The aftertaste is really long and good, you can taste the brew for a full minute afterward. This is as good as Anchorís Porter.
Tybalt (206) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A decent, drinkable porter. Has some strong berry flavors (maybe raspberry) that I could probably do without, but a decent beer to try nonetheless.
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. very mild but well balanced porter. subtle hints of all the typical porter flavors quite delicious with a piece of left over halloween chocolate ;)
amalsugar (41) - Tremonton, Utah, USA - OCT 28, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a delicious porter, nice and dark with a creamy tan head. The flavor has hints of chocolate and coffee with a pleasantly lingering aftertaste.
CaptKirk (175) - Hephzibah, Georgia, USA - OCT 26, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Out of the bottle pours very smooth with no head. Smokey nutty aroma with an incredible smooth mocha finish. Very little aftertaste for a porter. If a porter is up your alley, try this beer. You wonít be disappointed.