oldrtybastrd (3375) - 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 (681) - 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 Anchor’s Porter.
Tybalt (212) - 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 (1142) - 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 won’t be disappointed.
Jeffsloane (10) - USA - OCT 26, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thick and rich, i can only handle about two of these in a night, but they are delicious. Nice thick head, and hoppy mocha flavor. IIts only major problem is that its impossible to drink a lot of.
Sam10 (37) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 16, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this at a bar one night. The next day went and bought a six pack. I really enjoy this beer. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nice chocolate flavor with malt. As porters go this is one of the tops for me.