BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 1, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2010 Rerate (3.0): I am not a much a fan this time around, there is a twangy lactic tone and chalky astrengent character I am not really digging. The nose and palate are not that deep or interesting either. -2 AR, -1 App, -2 Taste, -1 Palate, and -3 Overall
Original Review (3.8) : Deep brown with ruby highlights that produced a good creamy tan head and very good lacing. The aroma hints of hazelnut, smoke, coffee, caramel, milk chocolate, floral hops and dusty yeast esters. The taste starts smoothy malty with lots of mocha, nutty and caramel notes. Good undertones of mild bitterness, smoke and sublime fruits. The finish displays a coffee bitterness. The mouthfeel is lush and soft for the style with a chalky finish. Nice. Very good complex nature with balance. Many organic beers fall short in taste, this beer is not one of those. Recommended. Thanks Joe for the bottle!
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
DArk brown, strong burnt malt aroma, flavor or rich dark malt, chocolate, slight bitter finish, rich and flavorful.
Braudog (6118) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 15, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown, nearly opaque but for a mere hint of dark red shining thru. Strong espresso aroma, but a more mellowly delivered choco-coffee flavor, nice smoky character and sweet chocolate finish.
TimE (4547) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 12, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
An excellent nose of brandy and chocolate. The body is sweet chocolate maltish with hints of oranges and a sweet chocolatey finish.
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark amber. Almost no head. Warm alcohol aroma with dark chocolate and brandy. Flavour is chocolate, smoke and alcohol. Body was thin.
Reid (2179) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 9, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bought at my local health food style store.
Comes ina 12 oz brown short neck..with two burly guys carrying a big cask on the label.
Very attractive looking porter here..itsa lovelly mahogany dark brown with a massive creamy tan head..that sticks around till the cows come home..very well done.
nice fresh aroma..the chocolate is obvious..very appetizing.
Nice refreshing taste for a porter..a sting of sweet malt followed by long drawn out coffee/mocha taste..then a tinge of bitterness to finish off..very nice.
feels real nice on the palte not too watery.
a most excellent porter..very drinkable good beer.
PeterA (340) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 10, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very nice nutty-coffee flavor with an appropriately rich accompanying aroma. The color is a nice, barely translucent brown. Starts out sweet and finishes with just a hint of bitterness. Good stuff.
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 24, 2003
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Caramel in appearance with a strong chocolate aroma. Really great aroma! Flavor is chocolate, obvious dark malts, and a light-moderate bitterness on the finish. Very robust, flavorful porter.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tan head, deep ruby brown color. Rich malty nose, a tad nutty. Wonderful malty sweet flavor, sweet finish with strong flavor. Excellent.
argo0 (12647) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 12, 2003
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small creamy beige head atop cola body. Aroma is rich, roasty coffee, and chocolate. Taste is roasty coffee and chocolate, finishing mildly coffee bitter. Medium creamy body, light carbonation, watery on the tongue.