Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
nice dark color, head is not as strong as several other porters (listed as a scottish porter on label). Not as strong in the alcohol as say a McEwans, some underlying complexity. A very drinkable brew but there are other choices I would prefer.
JMerritt (1903) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2002
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice aroma: cinnamon and coffee. Redish black in color, no head. Roasted flavor, somewhat like a porter, with many different spices prevalent. However, something didn’t hit me just right with this. Its not that it was too light; it was just too unbalanced.
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 14, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Surprisingly light beer for the style and dark color. Smoky smell, and slight chocolate taste. Also picked up a roasted taste as well. Very enjoyable.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 12, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2004 Dark brown color, nice fizzy off-white head that leaves a good lacing in my glass, roasty chocolate and caramel aromas. Roasted sweet chocolate flavors, some smokiness, decent roasted bitterness in the finish. Medium bodied with a somewhat watery mouthfeel, the best of the three I have tried from this brewery so far.
brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 1, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent looking porter on the pour. Faint smokey maltiness. Light in body for a Scottish influenced ale.
argo0 (12515) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 26, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice looking beer, cola-ish with a good head. Maltiness & fruitiness in the aroma. Malty & anise flavor. Moderate body, not as thin as others have complained. Mildly bitter aftertaste. Unusual flavor, but overall a decent beer.
dankfor20 (193) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 13, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark brown amber color. very rich malty flavor more like a sottish ale going down with a hint of porter after taste. not to shabby of a beer
PhillyBeer2112 (2679) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malty and strong, fairly smooth, but with a tinge of prickly carbonation. Slight on the smoky flavors, but caramelly. Nice hints of chocolate and mild roastiness. Only modestly on the sweet side, and a bit thin, but acceptable. I’d like to see this beefed up just a little.
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 10, 2002
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very deep amber/red color. No head retention. Very smooth, creamy and malty. Distinct chocolate flavor that intensifies as the beer warms. Another great beer from Flying Dog.
Darkover (1529) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2005 Dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of malt and sour milk. Flavor of malt and a little chocolate.