Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - FEB 1, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
rich sweet vanilla aroma, full bodied lavishing licorice and bitter choclate, a liquid dream
Kasteelfreak (341) - Fallbrook, California, USA - JAN 31, 2003
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2003 Best porter I've ever had. There's a lot of silkiness going on here. Silky molasses, coffee, roasted malt flavors. Has a lingering chocolaty, cocoa smoothness. Makes me want to explore English beer, and I've never liked English beer. Rerate: Reminds me of a fine dopplebock. I would like to compare this to Ayinger Celebrator. I think they would taste similar, and the Fuller's would be better. ReReRate: I just finishing this thing up, and it is truely awesome.
greco (41) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - JAN 30, 2003
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Light bodied aroma. Creamy, produced nice head. Hints of Chocolate but more coffee than I typically like. Very light in hops.
FezMonkey (268) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 30, 2003
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pouring this beer is half the fun, I love to watch the bubbles rise and form the head. The head is thick and long lasting and sits on top of the dark ruby red beer. The aroma drew me right in and I had to taste it right from the bottle. I couldn't wait for the head do go down and I wasn't disappointed by the rich chocolate taste. Palate is smooth with no aftertaste other than the wonderful residual chocolate flavor. I my have just replaced for Youngs Double Chocolate, my ex favorite beer.
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 29, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark ruby pour, medium tan, creamy head, slowly diminishing to leave good lacing. Aroma is strong, with dark choocolate, roasted cofee, and caramel taking the lead. Flavor follows, with the coffee taking the initial lead, followed by hints of caramel, and finishing with a long lasting dark chocolate taste. Very solid mouthfeel, light carbonation on the tongue, and that long lasting flavor keeps you remembering what you just drank for a while afterwards.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 25, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer has taste. The smell of chocolate and cream are backed up by the intense taste. This is coffee, chocolate and beer combined at its best. This will be my dinner tonight. I will likely not buy guiness again after this wonder. Goes down so smooth. This will be the warm-up beer from now on.
DallasBryan (111) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown, light tan head. Aroma is hard to come by, a little malt, some sweetness. Nice coffee notes in the body, some roast. Smooth, but finishes rather sweet and a bit thin.
redlem (1301) - Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2006 Tan head, very dark brown color, aroma of roasted chocolate. Taste is slightly bitter enhanced by a slight sweetness. No aftertaste. My second favorite porter next to Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald.
PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 22, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
An excellent porter. It's color is extreamly dark, it's taste is pleasing, not sweet but bearing a hint of chocolate.