IndianaRed (2726) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 20, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark, reddish brown. Little head that dissipates rather quickly. Very little lacing. Very nice sweet smell of plums, molassas. Stong smokey flavor, charcoal, dark roasted coffee comes through also.
Very smooth feel, carbonation feels very fine. Slightly bitter but appropriate trailer. A justly highly rated Porter.
Would be a regular in my fridge but for the $3.20 price.
Sancho (245) - Da Bronx, New York, USA - JUN 20, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, Brewtopia í04, Very dark black, Coffee and chocolate aroma and after taste. Good Rich beer
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer didnít live up to the high rating it has been given. The flavors were very mellowed without any character standing out from the rest. Some roasted/burnt malty flavor with the balance of hops, some chocolate too. Faint leather smell in the nose. I would prefer Anchor or SN porters over this one.
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 16, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark blackish brown color. Rich roasted coffee aroma. Full, rich taste with some good hop flavor and roasted coffee and chocolate. This a great well balanced brew! Fullers makes one hell of a beer.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 15, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very Dark Coloring. Strong Beer. Heavy tastes of Chocolate and Coffee. Definitly worth trying this one.
jgentgesdo (679) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 13, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thick, tan head. Smells of coffee, chocolate, leather (in a good way). Wonderfully thick and complicated on the tongue, with vanilla, oak, and powerful coffee and chocolate flavors, quite bitter at the end. I can only drink one at a time but thatís enough.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 13, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2004 Huge chocolate, roasty aroma. Clear dark ruby-brown with off-white head that diminishes to cover with some patchy lace. Chocolatey sweet upfront subsumed with roasted malts. Lingering mocha coffee in the finish. Perfect balance between sweet chocolate and roasty bitterness. Body is medium but feels fairly light and refreshing in the mouth perhaps due to low carbonation. Easy to drink. This may be the quitessential Porter. Bottle. Thanks OKBeer.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUN 10, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice black color with a light tan head that leaves moderate lacing. Amazing aroma of chocolate and coffee. This brew has a great sweet start with chocolate tones and ends rather bitter.
oli (108) - DENMARK - JUN 6, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a truly wonderful porter.Rich,creamy body with a great chocolaty,coffee,liquorice taste.Lovely mouth feel and a bittersweet aftertaste.This brew is pure enjoyment.
Pailhead (5393) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUN 2, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2005 Bottle: Aroma is dark chocolate and vanilla. Pours a dark brown (actually dark reddish brown with a little tranparency if held to the light) with a small tan head that doesnít really last. Flavor is a nice blend of chocolate and vanilla that finishes with roasted coffee . Coffee aftertaste. Nice smooth mouthfeel. A very good porter.