Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - MAY 8, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Incredibly rich and creamy. Deeply roasted, malty, coffee aroma. The first few sips were way too bitter for me, but once I got settled into it, very enjoyable. Sweet, roasted, chocolate, coffee, with a strong bitter finish. Excellent porter. Like you needed me telling you that.
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - MAY 8, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
wonderful rich sweet aroma, mixes with scents of coffee, and dark roasted malt. Dark ruby. Very well balanced with flavors of of sweet richness, hints of chocolate, roasted malts take over, and finishes with a nice dark roasted nutty flavor. Well done beer.
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good porter, a little sweet for my tastes but if you like porters this is one of the best.
jcalbi (378) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2002
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very dark, near black appearance with fudge colored creamy thick head. Aroma of dark chocolate and nuts. Tons of chocolate malt giving this porter an extremely viscous body with hints of plums and dates. Easily one of the best porters made.
Kathy (241) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 4, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amazing, rich, port aroma with a slightly hoppy background. Deep cola color with limited head. Slightly woody, port flavor that was sweet and earthy. Lovely roundness, but more of a liqueur flavor than I really like.
argo0 (10388) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 3, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer puts the ’port’ in porter. Port aroma, with chocolate/coffee overtones. The flavor is rich and malty, with alcohol presence noticeable. Yummy.
Nate (3327) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2002
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
What a wonderful aroma - dark chocolate/strong coffee, roasted/burnt malts. A little smoky with a hint of alcohol. Dark brown with light brown head. Creamy, full-bodied texture with soft carbonation. Slightly bitter finish but a really, really good porter. Highly recommend.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - APR 30, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A rather sharp dry note accents the rich dark malts of this brew, running strongly through a slightly less than full body. A splash of hops in the close. I had this at a dinner party where unbelievably spectacular food predominated and it didn’t quite hold up to the challenge. A fine beer nonetheless.
Gusler (2654) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very deep garnet, chocolate head that fades quickly, lace is adequate, the nose is that of toasted grains, caramel and semi sweet chocolate. Sweet front, the top light, the finish is dry, hop bitter, lightly acidic, robust and quite a treat for us ’Dark Lovers’ , when the ’World’ is turning to the ’Light’, I will maintain the ’Dark’.
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty good, but a little lacking in the flavor department. Not a bad brew, but the flavor is a bit too burnt for my tastes. The aroma is nice, but I’ve had better.