jjw2000 (72) - USA - MAR 28, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 22, 2003 Surprisingly dry and smooth with a rich and crisp flavor. Head is tan/yellow and soapy. Body could be slightly thicker, although overall is very nice.
AlabastorJones (810) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 18, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
strong aroma of coffee,
very dark and dense appearance, it has a strong flavor of coffee and dark chocolate, the basic flavor of this stuff reminds of Bell's Kalamazoo Stout, a good porter and worth a try
MicroRob (42) - Kelowna, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 12, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Complex but very smooth drinking. Has different characteristics (both good) ice cold vs. room temp. Light brown bubbly head.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 9, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown and ruby, a good roasted flavour includes nuts, some wood and good amount of fruit and chocolate. . .silky mouthfeel, very good porter.
fraternie (857) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fruity, roasted aroma. Dark fruit turns into a light chocolate malt flavor and finishes smoothly. Very lightly hopped. Not overly malty but fruitier notes add to its complexity.
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - FEB 11, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I'm going to be in the minority here when I say that this one is overrated IMHO. There's just too much coffee. I wanted more chocolate.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2004 The aroma is wonderful; very coffeish with hints of chewy malt. Appearance was OK, but the head was a little disappointing, both in quality and quantity. Flavor was again very coffeeish and very creamy, finishing with a warming hops bite and a hint of raspberries, I think. Very good porter.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tried one of these last night. Creamy and rich, slightly chewy and very very tastey.
Rambis (12) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 20, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
"I love the smell of porter in the morning!" (Okay, it was lunchtime, but close enough.) A drier porter with a lovely, small brown head. Dark, rich color. Very drinkable - too bad I had to work that day. Also too bad I haven't found it here in Phoenix - had to go to Seattle to get it. Almost made the business trip bearable.
BarePaw (148) - Pullman, Washington, USA - JAN 13, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a nice dark brew. Hearty, but not too rich. It"s a decent porter.