ravidesai (938) - Bombay, INDIA - MAR 19, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
a very nice full bodied porter.
dark brown with a big off white head.
nice malt sweetness gives it a chocolate flavor.
well hopped to give it a bitter finish.
Drinkingdan (371) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
NIce full body, Dark and smooth. When ever I see one I drink it.
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Outstanding porter. Chocolatey, with a bit of hop coming through and a slightly smoky/woody finish that reminded me for some reason of good bacon. This makes me want to build a time machine and go back to 1825 to see if every other beer was this much better..
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - JAN 12, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A slightly cloudy deep red.Medium off white head. Somewhat roasty nose with hints of chocolate and hops. Medium bodied, dry roasitness, bittersweet/light chocolate and coffee flavors throughout, creamy and lively mouthfeel. Enjoyable porter.
Ernest (5610) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 3, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Head is initially average sized, creamy and rocky, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is hazy dark brown with small visible particles. Aroma is moderately malty (roasted, dark chocolate, mild coffee, dark bread), lightly hoppy (pine), with notes of smoke, banana, and plum. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately bitter. Finish is moderately bitter, lightly sweet. Medium body, dry and creamy texture, lively carbonation, lightly astringent. Very nice, no major flaws...only the faint piney aroma and slight astringency keeps this from a higher score from me.
MrRain00 (37) - Columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2001
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a very nice beer but I was a little dissappointed considering the levity of the sunken vessel story on the bottle. I expected more. It’s still a great beer though. It’s very smooth!
Volgon (2761) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 13, 2001
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Freaking awesome. Smokey flavor with a nutty (buttery) aftertaste. Try one today!
K-V-F-L (292) - LaVista, Nebraska, USA - OCT 17, 2001
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Imagine Riesen, those hard German chocolates, and you’ll have a pretty good idea. Not balanced or strong enough to rank with the best porters, though.
Oakes (10941) - Savusavu, FIJI ISLANDS - AUG 17, 2001
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
light brown colour, a dusty, sooty malt aroma and palate, which is quite dry throughout. This beer, along with a couple of other traditional examples, uses the original ’brown malt’, which defined the original porter style, but disappeared until very recently.
THE BEER BARON (275) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 3, 2001
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful in color, taste is just right. I really like this Porter.