Garrat (1303) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2005 From a Bottle.A dark chocky porter,nice body,not too heavy,goes down smooth,quite boring in the end for me.
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JAN 12, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep ruby colour with a thick frothy and rocky tan coloured head. Decadent dark chocolate aroma with roasted coffee notes. Roasted coffee flavour with a dark chocolate bitter finish. Mouthfeel is rich, thick and lightly chewy but soft and smooth.
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JAN 11, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reall enjoyed this brew. I like Fullers beers. Full bodied, with some roasty notes to it. Dark brown in color, tan head. Well done.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown, tan head. Yummy dark carmel like aroma. Full bodied carmel malt flavor with roasty undertones. Well done and delicious.
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - JAN 6, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Mmmm, coffee. Coffee with alcohol, none the less.
Pours a very dark brown with a nice head and some serious lacing.
Smells like coffee! That's almost always a good thing.
Tastes like coffee as well, with some toffee and something else sweet tossed in there just to throw me off, I'm sure. The taste is nicely balanced with hops but isn't bitter at all.
Mouthfeel is a bit on the watery side, but still good because of the nice mineral presence.
Very nice porter.
Cartoonkhaki (1221) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark dark amber frothy light brown head. Chocolaty burnt aroma. Light carbonated body. Burnt robust coffee chocolate flavours malty nice bitter.
TheBeerGod (5466) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can't believe it took this long to get this! Pours a reddish brown with a medium light tan head. Nose is caramel, sweetened malt, and a hint of chocolate. The taste is smooth. Chocolate, malt, light roasted notes, very little bitterness. Finishes very smooth. Good beer, but I think a little overrated.
Goblincat (386) - Westland, Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2004
4.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice deep color with a tan head. Very smooth taste with a hint of licorice. Will buy again.
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours almost like a hazelnut brown ale but drinks almost like a stout. Rich deep brown colour preceeds a tantalizing roasted chocolate aroma and a smooth chocolate coffee taste. Lingers nicely with a slight bitter aftertaste - truly enjoyable beer.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I can see why this is the best rated porter. More of a brown porter than a robust porter. Awesome deep brown with amber highlights, clear and a great tan head which stays for a while- lacing is also nice. Great aroma- chocolate malt dominates with some crystal malt in the background- with no hops. Flavor is smooth and clean with lots of chocolate and dark malts with little hops. FInish is still smoth with a touch of bitterness. This beer is by far the best porter I have ever had. Very well done.