jazz88 (2560) - 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. Thatís one of those things that will kill a rating faster than Trent Lottís 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.
joet (2188) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JAN 2, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown, not much foam. Real bushy hops mingling with deep roast and carmel aromas. Itís a light medium body, creamy feel, sweet but not sticky, chocolate flavors also present. This yields after some good delay to a slightly tangy tingling finish. Good to see such a good show from an organic brew.