frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 11, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark ruby brown with a tan head. Rich chocolatey aroma with plenty of roastiness. Smooth and roasty, nice cocoa notes. Freshly roasted coffee comes through quite nicely. Well balanced and very tastey. Canít believe I over looked this for so long.
vinnybigs (3) - Bronx, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2004 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
god damn this is good pours a creamy brown head that makes my mouth water. has a bit of coffe flava that definitly wakes me up definitly one of my favorites
DocLock (8698) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I canít believe I waited this long to try this one. First of all, this one deserves its top 50 ranking. Pours dark ruby with a big, creamy tan head. Aroma of big malt, chocoff, slight dark fruit. Tastes malty, roasty, with tons of chocoff, nuts, and corn flakeyness. The palate is firm, bold, complex, with a semi-dry, roasty finish. Very well balanced, nice complexity, and an awesome beer. I put this one just behind Dogwood Impy and FFF Alpha Klaus as my favorite porter of all time (so far).
wpp83 (64) - Athens, Georgia, USA - SEP 8, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured a dark ruby with a large soapy tan head. Aroma was of roasted malts, cocoa, and coffee. The flavor was excellent. Man what a beer. My mouth watered when I saw it, and even more so after the first taste! Very malty, lots of rich dark chocolate flavors and a mild hint of coffee, among other less describable perfections. The palate was very smooth with a good bit of carbonation. Slightly dry bitter finish. The only thing that would make this beer better would be me not having a cold and being able to experience more of the taste which is amazing. Wow, what a beer.
TBone (14614) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 4, 2004
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opaque color, medium expresso head slowly vanishing. Sweet raisin aroma. Medium-bodied. Coffee flavor, roasted. Long chocolaty aftertaste. Expected fuller body.
dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2004 A beer best enjoyed after a solid, filling meal, replacing both coffee and cognac. Very dark, very filling and strong. The perfect companion for a restful evening.
veronika (410) - SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a big head. Smoky aroma from coffee and chocolate. Flavor brings coffe, milk chocolate and some licorice. Smoky and with a bitter finish.
JadoreBlanche (114) - London, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Pours a dark coffee like colour, with a medium beige head. Has a strong coffee smell with a mild sweet molasses background. Initail Malt flavour with a chocolate aftertaste. Has a watery bitter finish. Overall an excellent brew!
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2004 Iíve never had a porter before so I wasnít sure what to expect. It pours cola colour and smells of caramel a bit malty and a bit of a sweet coffee. Smooth taste, slight carbonation on first taste... but gets even smoother after that. Great! Even better on re-rate after having a fantastic Mill Street Porter.
loomis (43) - Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice roasted malt taste with just a subtle hint of bittler dark chocolate. I was actually a little surprised at the level of bitterness. Very flavorful. However I think I like Fuller’s 1845 a little bit better overall.