microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 6, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Oaty in aroma with a great deep dark black color with a brown head. Dark roasted malt flavors maybe a bit too dry in the finish for my taste that day.
document (36) - USA - JAN 5, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Iíd better have another bottle if I want to say anything that hasnít been said below.
Goforbroke (5) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 5, 2003 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This lived up to the rating. Loved every drop. Good head. Great taste from the blends of malts. I will be attempting to home brew this soon.
Crit (3318) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 2, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black, lasting brown head. Pleasant roasted nose. Great roasted malt profile. Thin bodied
bbooth (115) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JAN 1, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This porter is wonderful. Very drinkable indeed. Nice dark brown with ruby edges. Excellent Roasty nose. Start is very malty/roasty. Good bitterness balance that is perfect. Clean dry finish with a nice roasty aftertaste that does not go away.
Foxbush (1258) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2012 My best porter to date. Full deep dark color. Nice head which didnít last long. Rich Flavor lingers. This beats USA Porters to date. A 2012 Christmas beer. The rich drak color and warm taste of roasted malt keep you coming back. Still a great one.
Oristo (67) - Orinda, California, USA - DEC 31, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Two tastings. One on draft and a bottle while bottling some homebrew Porter. The homebrew sucks :-). My all time favorite Porter was the wrong thing to use as a yardstick. Oh well. Fullerís is good stuff.
khayman70 (154) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 31, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a very rich beer with well rounded flavors. The head remains nicely and is very rich and creamy. It has a very robust full feel in the mouth and the coffee-like finish is sublime. It is a very nice beer to drink on a cool evening.
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 30, 2002
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a deep deep blood red, almost brown, but hints of burgandy. Nice sized head. Smells of sweet smoke with a little chocolate and coffee blended together. Tastes of dark chocolate with a harmony of coffee with a perfect finish of crystal malt. A bit too mild to be perfect, but damn near. This is one tasty beer!
jpknight22 (171) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was definitely a rare find at the Plez U convenience store in Clemson, SC. By far one of my favorite porters to date although its quite overpriced where I found it. Awesome roasted chocolate and coffee flavors and as rich as Iíd expect any porter to be. Pleasantly sweet in aroma and taste. This beer is pretty much deserving of all the hype.