ericmc83 (207) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 11, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dry coffee malt and finish. I see how many people could like this brew, but itís too dry fo rmy tastes...to each his own I guess. Not bad but I wouldnít go out of my way to get it again.
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 9, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark, dark ruby-brown with almost no head and no lacing. Smells nutty with wisps of chocolate and dark malt.
Tastes nutty with bitter chocolate undertones. Roasted malt falvors as well. Bitter finish. Smooth and tasty. Medium bodied beer but rich tasting and complex. Very, very good porter.
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - MAY 8, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Best Before 29/AUG/05
Served in a Nonik
Poured with a thick frothy tan head, but faded to just some whisping. Dark brown with ruby highlights. Pretty light carbonation. Dark chocolate, mild roasted coffee, maybe some prunish notes in the nose. No hops. I get the chocolate and coffee flavor also, but in the end it has this undesireable something that I find in most Fullers brews. Its pretty think in the mouth, and the finish stick with you for a bit.
Not a bad beer, but I wonít search it out again. Wouldnít turn it away either.
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 8, 2005
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2005 This is a nice Old World styled porter. It has some nice coffee notes among its malt characteristics but could use more. It’s just a little light in the mouth feel--is probably much better on tap. A good mass-produced porter when there’s nothing else beside Guinness, Beamish, or Murphy’s.
joeec5 (204) - bayonne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
dark brown/black with off white head. Aroma is invitingly burnt, bitter,. Thick, creamy mouthfeel with taste of burnt,chocolate, bitterness, Smooth and enjoyable.
lamas (1527) - Washington DC, USA - APR 29, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Best before date: 09/02/05. Very dark mahogany pour with thick creamy dark sandy head. Roasty, chocolatey nose with a little bit of coffee, yet creamy at the same time. Medium-bodied but still pretty rich. Pretty smooth and creamy going down. Tastes like carbonated dark coffee with hints of dark chocolate. Nice bitterness. This is overrated. Iíve had better porters before.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - APR 28, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, poured black with a thick of white head that left wonderful lacing. Body was black. Aroma of roasted malts and coffee. Medium mouth feel with smooth coffee finish. Nice.
rederic (3228) - montrťal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 26, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown with creamy tan colored head fading quickly, bitter chocolate, roasted coffee, dark roasted malt aromas, medium-bodied palate with bitter chocolate, coffee, burnt toast and dark roasted malt flavors, in a mellow malted dry finish.
BillyM (151) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 25, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent porter. Very well balanced with chocolaty, coffee, vanilla, roasted malt and a touch of bitter. Finishes as smoothly as it starts.
Tmoney99 (12742) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured a dark black with an average rocky light brown head that lasted most of the brew. Aroma was heavy roasted malt with a chocolate tone. Flavor was complex with the same roasted moderated sweet but moderate average bitter finish. Medium to full body with creamy texture. Very good brew.