beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 31, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium brown color. Medium beige rocky head. Aroma is chocolate and dark fruit. A light to medium bodied porter. Malts are fruity and chocolate. Hops are slightly spicy. Nicely balanced. Very smooth taste. It seems very light bodied for a porter; itís more in the brown ale, schrwarzbeer, dunkel in style. But itís still a very drinkable and tasty beer. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
hotstuff (3579) - Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. This beer had a small sized tan head with fine-large sized bubbles that completely dissipated. The body was opaque and uncarbonated with a brown hue. The nose was malty, chocolate and coffee with a coffee and chocolate flavor. The palate was smooth and this was a medium bodied beer with good lacing.
thedm (4853) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 19, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This bottled sample was a gift from the brewer at Indian River Brewing Co in Melbourne Florida. The label on the bottle called it Gasper's Porter and is not like the picture shown on this site. I assume they are the same brew. It poured a a medium sized head of brown colored fine to meium sized foamy long lasting bubbles that left behind a good lace and semi-opaque brown colored body with no visible carbonation. The aroma is very nice with notes of dark malt, mollasses, coffee and rich chocolate. The mouthfeel is smooth with only a mild tingle and a lingering chocolate flavor. The flavor is very nice with a lot of chocolate and dark malt notes. The coffee flavor is very subdued and there is no hop bite. I enjoyed this brew a lot.
BeerRunner (144) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 27, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I really enjoyed this beer...but it really isn't a Porter, IMNSHO. It is quite delicious, never-the-less. As has been mentioned by others, it's really a bit too light to be a Porter. Still, though, quite flavorful, with notes of chocolate and a wee bit of coffee.
PorterPounder (4955) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2013 Rerate Much more mocha and chocolate flavors this time around.I think I got an old bottle last time. Original 2.9 This one just didnít quite do it for me. A bit of a complex flavor to it though. Tastes more like a Schwarzbier than a Porter. Pours a dark amber with a thin mocha head - little to no lacing. Upon settling, a dark, cola-like appearance. Subtle chocolate notes in the flavor. Not much of an aroma - slight malts. Kind of a bitter aftertaste.
Aurelius (3728) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light colored, for a porter, clear, good pirate label. Light malt and coffee aroma. Lightly sweet, and pretty well balanced. Tangy, green potato and coffee in the finish. Medium bodied and pretty drinkable. This is more like a schwarz than a porter.
Falconeer99 (1) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2001 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A VERY dark ale. I buyit by the case when I can find it. Extremely rich.