austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 8, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The bitterness lingers and lingers, like with ultra-dark Belgian chocolate that you bake with...it's almost too much for a Porter that doesn't have the word Imperial in its name. Dry and possessing the usual roast/burnt flavor with less than average sweetness.
BeaverBrown (245) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 6, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a small tan head. Smells of coffee and malt. Taste malt, coffee and chocolate. Semi-drying palate almost like having coffee breath.
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 4, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a deep dense brown. The head was tan and deflated. Aromas were of chocolate initially and then some coffee and roasted malts emerge. A big roasted malt flavor that hinted at coffee and chocolate. Bitter initially and a good dry finish. Light to medium body. Full flavor but a little thinner than I normally like in a porter.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - APR 19, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice roasted coffee aroma. Medium mouthfeel. Very quaffable. Had it on draft and I'd have it again
beerguy101 (5359) - Newark, California, USA - APR 8, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Eclipse brown color. Medium head. Aroma is roasted malt, caramel and chocolate. A lighter bodied porter. Malts are roasted, chocolate and carmely. Hops are grapefruit and citrus. Well balanced. It’s a little lighter bodied for a porter, but still a very nice, very drinkable beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is dry and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown - can't see thru this one; fluffy kahki head disolved down to rocky islands and nice lacing. Taste hovers between roast coffee and chocolate, and another flavor kept bouncing in and out and took awhile to figure out what it was - caramel. Finish is nice and dry, some bitterness and a tiny sour note (back of tongue). My one very minor quibble with this was the prickly carbonation - I had hoped that it would leave as the brew warmed, but it didn't.
jaymobrown (1843) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Roasted beans. Like real roasted coffee beans smelled in a coffee shop roasting them. Breads, wheats, and carbos. Sounds like a power drink. Smooth and enjoyable for a porter.
JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - MAR 4, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet dark and creamy. Notes of coffee and caramel and complex grains...nuts... it's all in there. Upped to 6%, this is a fine, fine bottle conditioned porter.
omhper (23731) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, thanks hopsrus!!
Very dark brown. Restrained grapefruit aroma. Flowery and reasonably dry with medium- to light body and a licorice finish. Flavourful, yet very drinkable. A top notch porter!
ucsbdude (68) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - DEC 4, 2002
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark and thick. This beer is a tasty one. Rich, toasty malt flavor with a rich creaminess. Full flavored and complex. I’m glad they took it out of the taprooms and bottled it.