Aquilo (556) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 6, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
You need a dark smooth beer when your trying to forget a bad day, and this one delivered. Black with a small cocoa colored head. Smells nice and chocolatey, a bit malty as well. Taste is nicely balanced. Chocolate and walnuts, just a taste of hops, but not too bitter. Silky mouthfeel. Just well rounded and darn good.
brianprentiss (675) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 4, 2008
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Verrrry dark and luscious, a very smooth, dry porter. Not tremendously complex but certainly worth a try.
railcat1 (689) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - JUN 16, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was a very good porter that had a nice sweet chocolate taste and a nice hoppyness to it and very creamy and smooth.CHEERS!
Drake (8993) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle from my Secret Santa. Thanks! Medium brown pour with 2-finger head. Aroma is light roasted malt with a heavier hop profile than expected. Taste of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and hops. Medium body.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - MAY 31, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
bomber by way of riversideAK... muchas gracias, amigo. pours an unassuming dark reddish brown with a thick tan head. the aroma is very candy like...chocolate, dark grainy malt, sour cream, whole coffee beans, wood, earth and grass. tastes like creamy chocolatey coffee... mmm. light lactic sour and grain in there as well. dry mildly bitter finish with coffee and ash in the aftertaste. full bodied and rich but acidic enough to keep it drinkable. soft and airy mouth feel. very simplistic and really delicious. thanks alex....
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - MAY 25, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2008 Dark brown color. Roasted malts and coffee. Some chocolate and caramel with a nice hop balance. Sweet, smooth and crisp.
enginaaron (73) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 18, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very mild aroma with hints of chocolate. Dark brown with very minimal head lasting only a short while. Flavor typical of a good porter: little bit of smoky flavor but also some chocolate and pale malty tones. Feels good going down but not much character and development. Very subtle and reserved. Overall impression is good! A nice, easy to drink porter.
AgentSteve (1640) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - JUL 25, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was really a good example of a solid porter. Really nothing overwhelming, nor anything negative. Very smooth, a bit chocolaty, roasted malt and dry. All a porter should be.
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUN 17, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Pours dark brown in color with brown head. Aroma sweet, chocolate and coffee. Taste of coffee, dark chocolate and spice with dry finish.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAY 26, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was a rather thin porter, mineral mouthfeel, bitter bakers chocolate to the finish. Light smokiness, cocoa and coffee mixed in there. Between the carbonation and the mineral twang this felt too thin and bitter, I didn’t get much smoothness out of this.