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.
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.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2004
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
I was immediately turned off by the snow boarders on the label, but I can't resist the chance to sample another porter, so pour I did. Very luxurious brown color with glimpses of cherry and rosewood under a thin but still lace-worthy head. About what I hope a porter will look like. Aroma is smokey, roasted, and deep, like driving by a Nestle factory, very enjoyable. First taste is complex for a porter with seemingly multiple levels of smokiness interspersed with appropriate bitterness for the style. But then it gets sour, like the subtle taste of almost spoiled milk in coffee. Actually, the beer dissipates to watery blah before you can swallow it. What a let down, but not totally shocking coming from Full Sail. They should have put more effort into the beer, and less into marketing research on the new labels.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 26, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer pours a deep brown, with the head portly in size, the texture spumous, and as it erodes leaves behind a glutinous sheet of lace to cover the glass. Lightly toasted grain, caramel sweet, and just the slightest hint of the hops make this a quite sniffable beer. Front is richly malt, light bitter chocolate sweet, the top middling in feel, with the finish stingingly acidic, the hops pleasing to the palate. Aftertaste quite dry, slightly bitter and a very satisfying beer to the palate, oh hell why not to the whole drinker, I’m feeling generous.
jazz88 (2628) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 28, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown color with a laced brown head. A toasted malt flavor with some chocolate. Fairly thin and leaves a resin in the mouth.
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 23, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Detected a roasty nut aroma. Black body with small tan head. Flavor had some light chocolate malt taste to it. Smooth easy drinking porter.
legion242 (2343) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2003
2.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A little less black then "really black". Head was light tan and faded quickly faded. Nose was the same dirty ashtray that I get from all porters. About what I expected. A bit thin on the tongue. Boring. Body began to emerge as it warmed.
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.
Reid (2134) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 10, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I bought this in a 12 oz "single" usual brown long necked bottle of Full Sail..but an unusual modern simpler label which i liked.
The appearance of this beer is aof a dark treacle..almost black cold coffee..very small head which does leave a slight lace down the glass.
Smell was not the greatest I have smelt in a porter..i found it a bit metallic.
Taste was very nice..after being dissapointed by the smell i was surprised the tase was nice a little bitter but not too much...nice sweet toffee after taste.
G sn good on the mouth could use a little less carbonation (IMO).
Over all a nice Porter but nothing like Taddy!!
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.