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 (11955) - 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.
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - JUN 27, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good flavor, weird aroma. Nice choclate overtones. Nice a creamy on the palate. A very drinkable porter.
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 (1276) - 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 (2589) - 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.