jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - APR 5, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Chocolate maltiness and very smooth. Typical for English porter. Hops not overly-asserted and this brew is relaxing to drink.
BeaverBrown (245) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 30, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer was a brown almost black color with a tan head. Smells like banana. Not much to flavor but had a nice nutty aftertaste.
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 28, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a deep black with a tan small frothy head. An aroma of bananas, alcohol and malts. The taste is of coffee, nuts and malts. A smooth medium body.
GermanBrews76 (679) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark with a ruby hue. roastey and chocolatey bitter dark cocoa. Nutty notes and coffe hints. Too effervescent, rather thin and metallic on the finish. Fizzy and foamy, but tasted alright.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark red body, small tan head receding, roasty nose. Well-balanced coffee and chocolate flavors. Mild finish with cocoa notes. Hops don't assert themselves much. The fairly light body is the only flaw.
beerluvindave (194) - Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent English porter, with a sweet, smooth, yet complex taste. Definately one to try when sampling porters!
artvandalay (16) - USA - FEB 17, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice complex porter. One with lots of hidden flavors that keep you working. Can be a bit challenging. This is the porter to set sites on if you really wanna know this genre. Some are bigger(sam smith), some are mellower. This one gives lots of real full flavors, that go great with a big fat steak.
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 4, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark beer. More carbonation that I expected. Beige head. Tasted of roasted coffee and chocolate. The finish wasn't as good as other porters. It leaves a doughy taste in your mouth and there are traces of sulfur. Not a bad beer, but not the best porter.
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 30, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very deep dark color with a crimson hint. Medium size light tan head. Roasted and especialy chocolaty aroma. A little more highly caronated than expected which is giving me a little trouble discerning the more subtle flavors. The flavors present are mild at best.
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer poured a very dark amber color and formed a light tan foamy head that left some latticed lace as it subsided. Some carbonation was present. An aroma of malt and burnt coffee is present. A flavor of malt and burnt coffee. Fairly light for a porter, but not a bad beer.