sloth (2466) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium sized tan head with white highlights. Beautiful clear mahogeny color.Malty, caramely nose, Licorice and chocolate notes also. Med/full body, great creamy mouthfeel. Chocolatey, roasty, fruity flavors with a slight hint of tobacco, tastey. Finish is dry, somewhat roasty. Nice porter.
boatswains (6) - USA - OCT 18, 2003 does not count
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
I just pick this up off the shelf for a lark. I was so very impressed. The taste is smooth and very enjoyable. I would highy recommened this Porter to anyone wanting to venture into other type of Beers. Go find this one.
Nelson (1) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2003 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lovely roasted caramel and chocolate aroma and flavor. Very smooth and drinkable.
BrianO (138) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2003 Dark red in color when held up to light. Little head that fades.
Aroma of chocolate. Mouthfeelis perfect - very soft, good carbonation, and expectionally smooth.
Flavor is chocolate and caramel. Creamy and rich. Kinda like a snickers w/o the nuts.
There is something in this porter that sets it apart from all others. My originial thought is the brown malt or maybe the blend between the grains is in perfect balance. I sure wish Fuller's would would share the recipe. Definately, my favorite porter to date.
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A wonderful porter! Deep dark ruby colour. Excellent aroma and flavour with lots of chocolate and roasted malts. Pleasant long dry bitter finish and very smooth. Highly complex and drinkable at the same time; a greatly balanced beer.
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 30, 2003
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very deep brown color with a great aroma of chocolate and a full creamy head. Intense roasted black malt flavors dominate. Underlying sweetness leads up to a smoky, bitter chocolate character with a good hop finish. Outstanding.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - SEP 25, 2003
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty thin looking body for a porter, 55% opaque. Head is tall and fluffy. Aroma is heavenly with milk chocolate, malt, and maple syrup. Mouth feel is medium bodied. Taste starts with sweet cream, then grows more complex adding a variety of chocolate flavors (sweet, milk & bittersweet), then roastiness and coffee. Aftertaste is also delectable with more chocolate, coffee, pit fruits, hickory and nutmeg. This is a very complex beer, but never overwhelming. It drinks easily and directly allowing the brain and taste buds to just enjoy the flavor. Purchased in a 500ml bottle at Chevy Chase Wine & Liquors in Washington, DC.
jeffin7 (612) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Best porter I have ever had. Full flavor and a very nice mouth feel make it a very satifying brew. It tastes like a regular porter but with all of the best flavors turned up a few notches.
hayden1215 (321) - Ohio, USA - SEP 17, 2003
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark brown in color with a large frothy head. Aroma lightly sweet, some roasted malt. Flavor is outstanding, chocolate, caramel,lightly sweet then dry. Extremely drinkable.
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 17, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2008 This is one of my favorite Fuller products and favorite styles of beer. Pours a nice deep amber color with a good head. The look of this beer with a lamp behind it was picture perfect. The flavor was a perfect blend of sweetness and bitter. I buy this one regularly.