Shag (2843) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - OCT 27, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I didn't find this porter to be all that complex. Brownish/black appearance with a nice head. Flavor was slight bitter chocolate and a tad bit of smoke. It was a little thin and 1 dimensional for a porter. An enjoyable drink but not very complex.
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - OCT 23, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: almost stout-like appearance. Creamy, creamy mouthfeel. Big chocolate flavor. I like the rater that said it tasted like a Tootsie roll! Very cool story behind this brew and a very good brew to back it up!
thehoff (598) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 16, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nearly black brown/red porter. No head. Cherry nut chocolate nose. Tootsie role. Earthy woody flavor. A little bit of sweetness but salty as well. Good porter.
Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 12, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep brown getting close to black and has red edges with a tannish head. Roast and chocolate malts in the nose. Sharp roast flavors with some more of that chocolate. Woody taste in the finish. Nice porter.
sloth (2815) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - OCT 5, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small brown head, short lived. Black brew with ruby red highlights when held up to the light. Phenolic, chocolatey nose. Medium body. Chocolate and some roasty flavors with some slight acidity also. Finish is dry, fruity.
TheBeerGod (6029) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 1, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a DEEP brownish red. Small tan foam on top. Nose is slightly bitter. Almost a salt hint to it. Some roasted malt as well. Wonderful taste! This is how I like it. Creamy chocolate and coffee mixed with molasses and salt. Pleasantly bittersweet finish. This was very good.
Yeastmaster (44) - USA - SEP 28, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On some swallows, there is a coppery bitterness, on others, it tingles like touching a battery with your tongue. The aroma and flavor almost make me think they poured in port wine. Every swallow is different. Very very rich and complex flavors.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - SEP 20, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This stuff is like pure sludge, a definitely unique porter. Very sweet and dark, with lots of carob, molasses and espresso. Tastes like it has been aged in whiskey barrels. Just has a very full mouthfeel and a very strong alchohol presence. This porter lets you know that you are drinking it.
mribm (460) - Ocala, Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Coffee, molasses and chocolate came through from the nose, to the taste, to the finish. I didn't get any of the smokiness that others mentioned. I wish I had; it would have made this good porter even better.
roomtempbeer (185) - Franklin, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2003
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Beer pours (in Chimay glass) a dark brown, near black that can be seen through when held up to light with a small amount of off-white head that dissipates quickly to near nothing. Aroma is of caramelized rubbing alcohol with whisky notes. Flavor is of extremely watered down whiskey with a rubbing alcohol tone. Not undrinkable, and not too unpleasant - just not any good taste or smell to speak of. If I want a shot of whiskey or rubbing alcohol, I'll have one - but not by drinking this beer. Sampled at 71 degrees Fahrenheit.