NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Courtesy of mgermani. Pours a dark ruddy brown and holds a two finger thick, somewhat bubbly, tan head. The aroma is lightly tart/lactic but also features chocolate and stewed dark fruits of the raisin and prune variety. Some very mild dirty/dusty notes to it. Sweet malt and fruit fore. Mild roast, more pronounced toasted malt. A little cocoa and a decent hop kick. A hoppy brown porter with some distinct cocoa and raisin nuts, but muted roast notes though it is fairly toasty.
It develops a very unpleasant, stale, rotten twang to it as it warms that is very unpalatable.
Lagerboy (667) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 6, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Solid black with a fading tan head. Dark roasty malt nose with some chocolate and coffee. Tastes of sour fruit, roasty dark malts, bitter chocolate, coffee and hops. Flat bitter finish. NFL (Not Lagerboy Friendly)
bitbucket (2112) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Pours nearly opaque with a scant tan head. Aroma of baking chocolate. Medium body and carbonation. Mostly chocolate in the aroma, a dash of caramel with a lightly pine-tinged overlay. Just a little ashy on the finish but otherwise a decent by-the-book brown porter.
after4ever (5287) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 16, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22. pours nearly jet black with a thin and creamy tan head. big chocolate nose, a little on the semisweet side. creamy medium body with a bit of well formed carb. mid palate shows plenty of chocolate again, along with some slight doughy malt. semi sweet takes back over near the finish. nice though a bit simplistic.
MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 16, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Far and away the best of the three Fat Cat beers Iíve tried! The head is a dark tan and quite foamy, nice lacing at the end of it all, and this pours a very dark, non-transparent amber. Iím reminded of a thicker cola when I look at this one. Aroma is mildly malted, and right away the first thing you taste is coffee. I like this one very much. Too bad about the artwork on the label, though. It looks like a Hanna-Barbara knockoff (think Top Cat or similar cheesy í60ís animated character).
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chocolate aroma, sweet. Clean dark brown. More chocolate in the sip, this hit me very well. Good character and consistency.
Ughsmash (6669) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 16, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Poured deeper brown with a dense, well-retained cap of beige head. The aroma picked up roasted darker chocolates and brown sugar with a sour air throughout.. nice malt bill, but quite likely an infection going on. The flavor had darker chocolate and soy on a weaker base.. left a scorching, dry burnt feel on the finish.. the sourness was present again, which hurt the drink slightly but didnít completely kill the enjoyment. Medium-ish bodied with a dry and increasingly spicy character to it.. sour fruits on the finish.. OK, but again probably infected.
Sammy (7035) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A well drinkable porter yet really sour on top of medium body and little head. The lace is there and this was fairly fresh. OK as a porter and beer, but the sourness must be accepted.
JHunter (626) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 30, 2008
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
a dark brown colour with a nice head. a chocolate flavour with hints of coffee
DuffMan (5192) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 3, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep, dark ruby brown, clear. Chunky flotsam almond coloured head displaying excellent retention and scanty lace. Chocolate, cream, brown bread, raisins are all in the nose. Rich chocolate malt, a touch of coffee roast, some vanilla, some cookie, sweet figs, and a faint whiskey-soaked wood element that lends a pleasant sharpness to the finish. Tremendously flavourful, medium-bodied, and sheer joy to drink! Among the very best porters Iíve had.