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.
argo0 (12858) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 19, 2003
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown body with medium tan head. Aroma is rich cocoa and roasty. Taste is mildly sweet, cocoa, bit of coffee, finishes with a bit of roasty (and some hoppy) bitterness. A little thinner than I like, but it's certainly not thin.
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice dark color, with a dark brown head. The aroma is light, but smells of nuts, and chocolate. The flavor, is quite nutty, some caramel, and chocolate touches linger over the palate. It finishes with a slightly hoppy touch. I'd like to have a little more fullness of flavor, or something to differentiate it from other porters.
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown. Hazlenut and light chocolate in the nose. Body is lightly choclatey, semisweet with hints of coffee and light hops. There are better old school porters out there.
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JAN 12, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
black, no head. wierd light sprityzness, possibly attributed to the wierd yeast. light roast nose, moderate hops, light bodied