Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - MAY 31, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bittersweet choclate aroma, dark red/brown, great mouthfeel, straight up choclate and mocha
JCW (1275) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown(maybe black)colored. Carmel mixed with chocolate aroma. Very chocolatey flavor with some smokey or roast flavors lightly mixed in. Full bodied for a porter. Sweet finish. I like this porter.
jazz88 (2564) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 16, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. A full deep brown color that you can see through in the light. A strong chocolate and roasted malt aroma. The flavors are rich on the palate. The dry sweet chocolate flavor dominates. A fine porter.
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAR 27, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a moderate brown but settles to a nice black, a bit light in the glass though. rich chocolatey aroma, a bit smokey. acidic finish, mildly hopped, a good porter with an excellent full coating body.
BarePaw (148) - Pullman, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
It has a subtle aroma, and a good thick head. The flavor is a pleasant mix of roasted smoky chocolate. It is also very smooth. I liked it.
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
There was (of course) some porter prerequisite roastiness and some nice smoky sweetness reinforcing the malt on the palate. My only qualm is that there seemed to be some astringent hints in the aroma and in the malt, distracting me a quite a bit. That’s one of those things that will kill a rating faster than Trent Lott’s career.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was a fairly good porter. Excellent roasted taste backed by appropriate hopping. Very palatable and drinkable. A fine beer.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - OCT 29, 2002
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sweet and fruity in both aroma and flavor, carmelized. Pretty mild and easy drinking. Very coffee-like with some chocolaty undertones.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - AUG 14, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Weird. The beer smells exactly like smokey soy sauce. The flavor is extremely smokey, tangy, and has a bittersweet chocolate aftertaste. Nice dark brown color.
gwfrankpsu (231) - McKinleyville, California, USA - JAN 10, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice Porter, rich brown and a rich flavor. Chocolate with a smooth finish. Very good beer.