drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAR 3, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
I'm always anxious when a brewery as well-rounded as Full Sail puts out a new beer, buit this fell a bit short. Truly malty for a porter, this beer lacks the fundamental (for my standards) roastiness a beer of this style should have. It was a bit unbalanced for me, although there is a time and place for beer like this - when you want a scotch ale but all that's available are porters. Nice, but not my cup of tea.
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - FEB 9, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It tasted burnt, but not overly so. Not balanced. Bitter. Chocolate and caramel are there, but not slap-me-in-the-mouth good.
AlabastorJones (800) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 30, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smells faintly of barley malts, lookd pretty good, thick tan head, dark body, chocolate flavor, tangy pine finish with mild hops, somewhat of a thin mouthfeel, not the best porter in the area by any stretch. I do however find the mid 90's indy grab on the sixer most radical.
Linc (737) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 26, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slight smokey aroma, mocha/caramalt flavour. Not extremely complex but it's still a good flavour. Finishes with a bold hop presence that lets you know it's definately not english.
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tan, creamy head, mostly diminishing. Lots of coffee in the aroma. A little sweetness, too. As for flavor, it's mostly coffee with a little chocolate undertone, back to the coffee in the after taste. Not too much bitterness, right in the neighborhood of just right. This porter falls into style where I really like them, not too bitter, not too sweet.
GermanBrews76 (678) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thin off white head, disappeared quickly. Deep dark body, chestnut brown. Roastey nose with hints of milk chocolate and vanilla. Slightly burnt tongue, a dry roastey barley finish. A little weak in body and complexity, but a phat session porter, very drinkable.
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - MAY 17, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Float coffee beans on that head. Very dark brown color. Coffee flavor present, not overwelming. Average, not too bitter or too sweet. Expected more.
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was a gift from my brother-in-law stationed in Seattle WA, Air Force.
Deep ruby black. No head but it would be a nice tan. Smells sweet like oatmeal, perhaps some raisin/prune, malt, chocolate. Bitter and very dry, some coffee flavor, nice and smooth. Nice microbrew, and a good porter.
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - MAR 23, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown color with red highlights and a medium off-white head. Very faint sweet and sour aroma. Mild coffee, malt, floral, and citrus hops flavors. Not great.
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very dark brown - almost black - with a decent head but virtually no lace.
Scent is of roasted malt, cocoa, coffee, with a hint of butterscotch?
Taste is malty yet balanced. Perhaps a bit astringent. Roasted malt and cocoa are present as are a touch of hops.
Moutfeel is thicker than most Porters and has a nice mineral feel to it. Overall this is a very nice Porter.