TChrome (1448) - Bedford, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2005
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beer pours dark brown with a well retained beige colored head and some light lacing. Aroma is really too underwhelming. Very modest notes of chocolate and coffee and a little dust. Flavor improves upon the aroma rather significantly. Nice cold coffee flavor with a bit of hop bitterness in the finish. Good beer.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 5, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark ruby brown color with a medium sized tan head. Some chocolatey malts, and some light hops in the aroma. Dry toasty bitterness, some bitter-sweet chocolate, a hint of caramel. A pretty average porter.
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - FEB 10, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a really pretty deep-red/brown with a pretty tan head that recedes to a nice collar. nose is very malt and sweet, with caramel notes and a "juicines" I smell in other FS beers (I assume that it is the yeast charecter). flavor starts sweet but dries up quickly-plenty of IBUs, and a noble-hop sort of tang cut right thru the malt (good idea, but the Mt. Hoods are a little rough). balance makes for great drinkability.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - DEC 31, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brewery. Nice deep brown color. Tan head with some lacing. Pleasant nutty and chocolate flavor. Medium bodied. Hops are perceptible in the finish. Decent.
DarkElf (3050) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 25, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12 oz bottle) The nose is odd for a porter, there’s no toastiness and no dark roasted aromas, but instead is only floral, perfumy, and moderately sugary; Let’s hope the flavor is more like a porter than the nose; So, what about that flavor? Well, it’s very complex and nothing like the nose; It starts off very dry and oatmealy, turns more bitter and dark roasted midway through, becoming quite sharp, and then an unexpected, burly smokiness pushes it’s way in toward the finish with brute force; The finish is quite bitter, and for whatever bizarre reason, in part reminds me of the finish of a Sam Smith’s Oatmeal Stout, albeit without the sweetness; For a porter, this is definitely a medium bodied brew; The color is very dark brown, opaque, and lighter at the edges; Pours with an inch-thick head that holds up fairly well, leaving a thin but dense layer of lacing on the glass; All in all, a pretty unique and interesting porter, but still not one I’d go out of my way to find again
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUL 1, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2005 Pours a perfect ebony color with a smaller light tan head that leaves moderate lacing. Aroma is very sweet and roasty with a faint hint of coffee and chocolate. Taste starts nice and sweet and ends with a mildly bitter finish, roasted flavors come through and a slight coffee aftertaste was left behind. There was also a faint hint of almond.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark reddish-brown body. Aroma is all chocolate and the flavor is chocolate and some roast. Some mild acidity and not much bitterness. A boring porter.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 5, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with ruby highlights in color and large off-white head.Roasted aroma and flavor with touches of sweet malt.
slimweebs (162) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 3, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice, drinkable Porter. Thinly carbonated, light flavor for a porter, slight coffee taste. Leaves a slight bitter aftertaste. Not a robust, get your attention type of stout, but tastes very nice.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 27, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ruby brown, it looks pretty clear. Candy-like aroma (not in a bad way), fizzy, wussy, but OK as a lawn-mower porter.