SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I thought this to be a nice full bodied poerter, but lacking of any significant flavor to set it apart from other porters.
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 21, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not nearly as good as Samuel Smiths Taddy Porter, this is too smokey and not nearly as silky and smooth as Sammy Smith. That said it is still a good porter, good maltiness and strong flavor.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 19, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good porter, but not one of Fullers better beers. Nice malt and flavor but lacks a finish.
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - APR 14, 2002
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had a few bottles of this tonight. This brew pours a dark red brown. The huge rocky
light brown head is fully lasting and leaves fair lacing. The big rich nose is predominately
strong roasted coffee, with hints of caramel, dark chocolate, flowers, grapefruit, spices,
toffee, butterscotch, licorice, cola, and alcohol. The warm flowery flavor is of course heavily
bittersweet (coffee, coffee, and coffee) with a pleasant citrus inspired acidic bite in the
middle. The finish is long, rich and bitter. The full creamy/syrupy body has lively
carbonation and finishes complex - dry, astringent, and alcoholic. Another really nice
TChrome (1397) - Bedford, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is the kind of beer I hope
to bring home everytime I venture
out to try a new brew. Smells wonderful,
but more importantly tastes great!!!
This is a multi-faceted flavor. Very layered
and complex. Wonderful.
OldJack99 (114) - USA - APR 5, 2002
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great from the first to last drop.
I reallyd donít have anything to add to what has been said, fully agree with chocolate/caramel/capucino notes in the beer though, malty, tremendously smooth and complex, you can point out several different tastes after holding it in your mouth a few seconds, with a quick slurp it is slightly roasty in mid palate into a malty smooth capucino taste. Best part is the finish.
Best slightly chilled.
NDmullet (208) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - APR 1, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The deep-colored body resembles worcestershire sauce. Head diminishes rather quickly. Lovely, subtle coffee and chocolate flavors, with a proper amount of hoppy dryness in the finish. As it warmed, the flavor profile changed significantly, towards a sharp bitterness. I prefer this one a bit cooler than most porters, where the full body of the malt is most prominent.
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - MAR 31, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very dark and rich porter. Well worth the Fullers name. I enjoyed every sip of it. awesome.
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 29, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A good porter with a good roastiness, but Iíve definitely soured on the whole porter style, as even a good example leaves me wishing I had ordered something else.
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAR 25, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
buttery nose with chocolate undertones. Butterscotch and chocolate dominate. super smooth. Surprisingly refreshing. Awsome Porter