morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 15, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the best porters Iíve had. Thick, chewy, great mouthfeel. Coffee and chocoalate flavors melded perfectly. Porter Heaven!
scottyg (79) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - SEP 11, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice brown apperance, with little head. The aroma is like many other chocolatey beers. I did not taste this at optimal time -- eating Chineese food and Iím sick -- and though I can hardly taste anything esle, I can certainly taste this! This is the type of beer that will put hair on a manís chest. Very strong taste, still fairly smooth, and a little bitter finish. Youíll only drink one, :O).
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 10, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Caramel dark chocolate, taosted grain nose. Deep mahogony hue. Yellowish tan head with slight lacing. Sweetness first, medium full bodied. Velvety smooth, chocolate, caramel, grains, and a nice hopped bitter finish. One hell of a beautiful example of a porter. Brilliantly balanced!Perhaps best of style!
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - SEP 10, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
mahogany brown like deep tannin mangrove bayou water, mars red highlights. cocoa colored head is not a major player, stepping aside to avoid the huge updraft of bouquet: michigan cherry and espresso doppel-chocolate; mockingbird-convincing aromatic mimics of alpenbitter (jagermeister), raisins and backstrap syrup. assertive carbonation and sweetness comprise the first act, dry cola and coffee come next, alot of deep toasty shadings, just short of smoky burnt, and finally a nicely coalescing moderate bitterness. i didnít want to rush into a verdict, so i drank several bottles (hic) to affirm my impression: this is a damn nice porter. maybe one more...
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 4, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2007 Pour is dark brown, aroma is overwhelmingly roasted malts. Flavor is chocolately (burnt barley) with a slight sweetness. A bit bitter. Nice balance.
Marc (485) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - SEP 2, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep garnet in color and a biege head. Dark chocolate and espresso notes in the nose. Dark begian chocolate and coffee with a beautiful bakers chocolate bitterness. A hint of oak emerges as the beer warms. Nice solid mouthfeel and very smooth.
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 1, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mild burnt aroma. Deep brown/burgundy colour. Fairly thin bodied with an oily mouthfeel. A bit on the light side, but super mellow!!!
MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I actually did not like this porter. I think it had too little complexity in the palate and a bitter sweetnes wich I did not like. It might be necessary for me to taste it again and re-rate it.
Aesir (130) - Tustin, California, USA - AUG 20, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A great porter. Roasty chocolate taste that lasts after every sip.
Brewmaster (168) - USA - AUG 18, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice chocolate flavor, and i dont dont care for chocolate much. Very good porter indeed.