MartinT (8550) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 21, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2008 The Lure:
Bold leafy, citrusy hops bounce off the sweet malt proficiency. Chocolate and roasted coffee beans amidst the intense and joyful apparent randomness.
Muscular roasted malt bitterness approaches the citrusy and resinous hops, helped by the effervescent carbonation. Vanilla sweetness pushes the roastiness to emulate eccentric candies, which could get on your nerves if you’re having a large quantity by yourself. Very intense and flavorful, it takes a few sips to tame it (although aging it over a year will smoothen rough edges).
Sometimes, a powerful voice can touch you even when the song’s ordinary.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 18, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle(Thanks argo0). Pours black with medium tan head. Very roasty aroma, with chocolate, and some hops in the nose too. Flavor is quite full and tasty, with chocolate up front and some sugar sweetness in the middle and bitterness from hops and roasted malt at the end. Alcohol in aftertaste. Very good, but I would not quite refer to the malt flavor as complex, just massively malty.
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I am truly a sucker for porters and this one did not dissapoint. Poured almost pitch black from a bottle to a toffee head. Coffee and chocolate with a little alcohol on the nose. Taste is of robust malts and coffee. After I had my first one I ran back to the store and bought more, something I rarely do. Flying Dog has done a great job with this one.
kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 17, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. thanks to duane for this one. pours pitch black with decent brown head large bubbles. aroma is dark chocolate and hops. taste is light coffee chocolate caramel and leaves a light bitter dryness on the palate. delicious hunter thompson was the man though the only thing i ever read of his is fear and loathing in las vegas. this ones for you
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - OCT 16, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
GABF 2005: another highlight for me at the GABF. Poured black with a huge brown head. Surprisingly hoppy, grassy aroma This is a hoppy, chocolatey rich porter. Very full body. Really nice.
Wolfenstein (96) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2005
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2005 A great beer. When I poured it I tried to look through it with some light. No way. This one is thick, Rich brown head and a roasty taste. Flavorful and rich on the palate. Aftesrtaste was a smoothe sweet coffee. Drunk all 4 and got drunk!
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a creamy tan head. Nice foam at the top. Roasted chocolate, coffee and dark fruits are in the aroma along with toffee. Smooth taste which is layered well. Some suggestions of butterscotch come into play. Really enjoyable Porter I must say.
GonZoBeeR (2987) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Rastacouere to give me this botle..
Aroma:rosted malt,light chocolate, small smoked aroma.....
Appearance:very dark good tan head...
Flavor:creamy,chocolate and strong rosted malt flavor,small fruit flavor...
This is a good beer not only because my nick name is on....
Palidor19 (3075) - Brandon, Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A great tribute to the Great Hunter S thomspon.
The taste is rich with strong malt and flavors of coffee which a mild hint of pine. Porters like this dont come along every day, enjoy if you can find it.
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
real good porter - Complex taste with a nice kick - a nine and a half percent kick. Good - but not abig porter fan