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.
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - AUG 2, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mocha murky appearance – decent tan head- nose coco, coffee, baking chocolate - taste coco, coffee, baking chocolate – soft creamy with a little bitter bite - aftertaste bitter/sweet taste lingering
baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - JAN 19, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2003 Dark cola like in appearance. Weak malty aroma with a hoppy citrus resin aroma backing up the roast malt and chocolate aroma. Dry flavor with an ephemeral roasty/bitter finish (quickest finish I have ever experienced). Average porter.
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 2, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow. Very nice. Can’t believe this doesn’t rate higher. Extra dark brown coloring, with one of the darkest colored heads I’ve ever seen. Bitterness comes from the mocha/coffee flavors, and the aroma is the same, but not too much.
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2003
1.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2003 Started out okay with hints of cherry and chocolate in the nose. A dark brown color with an off white head that eventually disappears. Drinking it was when things went bad. Watered down coffee and black licorice flavors. With a long harsh metallic finish. Couldn't even finish it.
mwsf (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 23, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Roast in the nose. Bland. Quite mild flavor. Thin body. Unfortunately not very impressive.
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - FEB 6, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark, with a light tan head.
Nicely done. The flavors in this beer are very subtle, roasted malt, chocolate, even a bit of hops.
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.
AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 27, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This poured a dark brown, with an almost stout-like appearance, topped by a tan head. The flavors were very in line with a stout also, roasty grains, and chocolate. I really liked this a lot.
herbstress3 (221) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark in color with a thick foamy head. Classic roasty flavor, with light hints of chocolate, makes it go down slowly. Decent all around porter.