raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - OCT 25, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
BB Oct.21 02í;Dark mahogany with a oat colored decent head.Rich,clean malts,small roast,and slight coffee aromas.Palte is soft and oily.Rich maltiness,cocoa,roastiness borders bunt(which I like)followed with a deep dark coffee finish.Very little,if any,hops detected.Been a couple years and it was as good as I remembered.Drank right out of the closet.60 degrees.I couldnít ask for a better temp.Head has disappeared but the flavor is more pronounced now.Excellent blend of malts.You can taste all three.A fresh sample(case)is wanted for this winter season.
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 21, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark black color, medium head. Nice chocolate and coffee aroma. Full bodied porter. Deep roasted malt flavor. Rich complex flavors; cocoa, chocolate, and coffee. Smooth taste. Slightly sweet. Well balanced. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and round. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. Very Nice beer.
uhorpheus (215) - houston, Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great porter. Not quite my style. but still very appreciable.
Aubrey (3481) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 20, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2005 Sweet and chewy nose is your first clue that this is going to be a tasty brew! Smooth & rich mouthfeel is very enjoyable on the tongue. Chocolate-caramel-coffee with a tinge of rich hoppiness. Sugary malts make it a little cloying, but the flavors that stick to your mouth counteract that negative. This beer is so damn flavorful, in all the right ways. Cask at Falling Rock: Smooth and nicely balanced. Rich and roasty. Big chocolate exudes throughout. Wholesome yeast note with a light fruitiness (prune and pear, perhaps).
babycakes (24) - White Plans, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2002
4.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Well, the commercial description says it all. This beer is full of flavor but light in body. Nice.
ARMed (613) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very nice beer with lots of flavor. Excellent dark brown porter color with a nice aroma. Easy to drink as it is not overpowering. Crisp smooth and precise. I really enjoyed the draught version of this.
Under-age Drinker (96) - Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Roasty smell with coffee aroma,a deep brown like a high school freshmanís first dime bag it. A very light head. The fire department was too late, it is oh so burnt and i like it.
hoorayforbeer (105) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2002
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Awesome porter. Great burnt coffee flavors.
PorterPounder (5875) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2007 2nd Re rate Has become my standby at the local pub when nothing new to try. Just does not do it for me anymore to rate this lofty of a rating. Tasting kind of sour lately - too many times for it to be a bad keg Previous 4.6 1st Re rate: Had from a bottle for the first time - previously only had on draft. Does not stand up as well bottled up - still a great Porter - but not worth a 5.0 as I had rated before in a bit of sophomoric euphoria! Did not have that same frothiness or chocolaty undertones. Original Draft - Reminds me of a chocolate milkshake - my first choice at the local Pub. The standard by which all other Porters are rated against in my book.
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mmmm, the label says írich and darkí which it is, but not the richest or the darkest porter Iíve had. Itís been a while since Iíve had good rich beer, and this is nice. Coffe-like smell with a touch of sugar. LOTS of coffee flavor, gets a bit annoying after a while. There is a very nice roasted flavor - kind of like well roasted sunflower seeds. Nice, well rounded porter.