hopdog (10255) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a dark black (with some reddish tint) with a smaller off white head. Aromas of mocha, coffee and roasted malts. Very good aroma. Chocolate heavier in the taste. Nice bitter finish. One of the better porters Iíve had - very good.
Eructoblaster (3475) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 7, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown body topped with a rich beige bubbly head that unfortunately did not last for a long time. Rich and complex aroma dominated by roasted coffee, dark chocolate, brown sugar, and even molasses. Although the taste is very roasty, we can easily recognize the the Fuggle hops flavors. Mouthfeel ends with a long and superbly dry/bitter finish. I love Porters, and that one is definitely a top notch! Perfect on a Sunday night, in order to relax before the week to come...
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - NOV 5, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Looks great, smells great, tastes great. mmm this is what I been looking for in a porter. Love that roasty coffee with chocolate flavor. Just a liitle dry but not overly so, and yet still creamy. Smooth and silky. Oh yeah this is Good! Not the least bit overrated.
Dorwart (2464) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 4, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent sized head. Creamy on top. Light carbonation and decnt lacing. Rich aroma with coffee, dark chocolate, some hops and a hint of toasted marshmallow. Color is a very dark reddish black. Flavor is very roasty. Lots of roasted grains, more coffee. Flavor is a little thin. Dry palate. Finishis dry and bitter with a nice lingering roasted aftertaste. A good porter but I donít think that it should be rated as high as it is.
Sregnar35 (1031) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2004
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2005 REVIEW #1. Very smooth, dark porter without an aggressive bite which can be a turn off. Nice bitter finish leaves you with nothing but satisfaction.
jzzbassman (1525) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured dark reddish black with a good looking tan head. Aroma of chocolate malt and coffee, which was evident in the flavor profile as well. Great mouthfeel, with a nice amount of bitterness in the end.
johno (185) - Galveston, Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Pours very dark, average sized light brown head. A roasty, faintly coffelike, pleasing aroma. Creamy and smooth; very smooth finish. Tasty.
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Dark ale, modest head, decent lacing. Roasted, dry, bitter beer, a little brother to Guiness. Silky finish.
RichardGretton (4468) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark body and head, and a stiff musty aroma with a very , very, very dry and slightly thick flavour. Overall OK, but slightly overrated.
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - OCT 28, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark appearance with ruby highlights, aroma of coffee and chocolate. Flavors of coffee, fruit, toffee and a hint of smoke are well balanced, making for a smooth experience and nice finish. One of the better porters Iíve tried, really gets good near the bottom of the glass as it warms.