Reid (1968) - 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!!
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2010 Full Sail Brewing Company--Half Pipe Porter--Seasonal--2004 Release--12 oz. Bottle.--5.40% ABV--35 IBUís? (3.75 / 5.0) Porter--Clear opaque dark brown black color. Light lacy head. Toasted floral spicy Full Sail hoppy front. Dry sweet crusty tangy toasted citrus espresso mild doughy fruit body. Mild chalky clean odd hoppy end. Sampled 3/5/2004.
Full Sail Brewing Company--Half Pipe Porter--2005 12 oz. Bottle Release. 5.40% ABV--30 IBUís? (3.75 / 5.0) Porter--Medium lacy head. Clear thin red brown color. Mild chocolate fruit hop front. Mild creamy smooth malty mild roasted chocolate fruit caramel bisquit body. Lingering smooth malty mild hop end. Not their best. Sampled 4/12/2005.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with a coffee colored head and nice lacing. Aromas of caramel, toffee, chocolate, roast malts, and floral hops. Flavor is much the same with a bit more of the roast malts coming out blended with chocolate and coffee, and those mt hood hops are showing up making a pretty decent balance. Slightly thin body, dry palate, and a nice bitter finish.
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.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I swear they are trying to bring back the imperial porter in this beer. A very strong and robust porter, with a huge taste. I could drink a lot of this and not get bored. Thanks Full Sail!
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 4, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with a small tan head. Arome was espresso and some caramel. Flavour starts full, with coffee and caramel sweetness and only gets a touch of hop bittterness on the finish.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 6, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught: Nutty brown color with a light brown head. Aroma has a hint of coffee and some bitter nutty malts. Thin palate and a strange lactic sourness. The least of the offerings on tap at the Full Sail tasting room.
TChrome (1425) - 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.
JCW (1275) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2003
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2003 Really nice porter. Aroma of hops, and caramel malt. Flavor mostly roasted malts, slight sweet which is perfect with the mix. Nice porter! Cheers beerguy&baobubba.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - AUG 23, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured black with no head.
Aroma was light roast,coffee,chocolate.
Sweet roasty flavor with a light-medium body. Good average porter.