igneous1 (1507) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - NOV 19, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
deep brown, with an immense tan head. initial reaction...very heavy on the hops for a typical porter. damned interesting actually. aroma has mild roast notes with slight chocolate...not really stout-like, but present nonetheless. flavor is both sweet and sour, medium-bodied, slight roast. quite good.
noisycricket (11) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 16, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another product of the micro brewers in Oregon. Great tasting beer. clean and to the point. Buy it, try it, and you will be hooked.
ricardowess (25) - Sedona, Arizona, USA - OCT 29, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours like a dark mahogany - very dark with reddish tints. Smells roasted with chocolate smells. Tastes like a combo of tasty malts. Faint taste of brown sugar. Clean finish - smells stronger than it tastes - but still pretty good.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2004
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Many thanks to Indiana Red for this one. Easy and approachable, just like I like my women. The beer itself pours smooth and velvety with little carbonation (again, just like I like my women). A nice hint of chocolate tickles the tongue and a slight smoke flavor seals the deal. Good stuff.
Hmright (101) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 22, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Caramel head, dark coffee smell. Expected choco, malty taste. Very tasty easy drinking.
PullMeABeer (203) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 18, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pours dark black with reddish highlights. Thin off white head. Aroma is sweet and roasty with hints of alcohol. Great burnt roast malt flavor, very clean and fresh tasting. I really enjoyed it because I knew that I was not drinking a stout or a brown ale, I was drinking porter. Very Nice.
bb (7234) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 17, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark beer with a big beige head. Huge roasty aroma with some coffee. Peaty flavor with some roasted malts. Some smoothness to it, but just a hint of acidity at the end (not really from any bitterness). Bit thin and easy drinking.
gabbledbabble (60) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruby, dark ruby.
I smell burnt timber, dried fruits cooking on a wood-fired stovetop, and cast iron.
Taste smoked peat; cast iron skillet lickin’
good; burnt biscuits over a fire; some old staw. Nice porter brings to mind an image of an old-fashioned road side tavern filled with porters unloading horses, eating bad tavern food, and drinking decent beer. Lots of quaffable qualities to this beer.
Odeed (1796) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 11, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
this is a nice medium body porter.very drinkable and goes down smooth with hints of smoke at the end.very good stuff.
rickgordon (3845) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, Stockholm Beer Festival.
Almost black in colour. Thin example of a porter. Decent malty but no trace of chocolate. But there is a medium bitterness.