TChrome (1418) - 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
lassewan (44) - Borlšnge, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black aroma in a bottle. God head, not so creamy. Mild bitterness. Very smooth and delicious.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 23, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2007 RERATE 10/07: Dark red body, nice light tan head, light chocolate nose. Creamy, roasty, chocolate with mild bitterness and a coffee finish. Very nice. I gave this a 4.4 when I was young and naive and will not change it now.
turtlehead (111) - Nottingham, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 22, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a roasty, toasty, burnt porter. I tried it at 58 degrees F and noticed a big bitter aroma. This beer comes across tart, almost astringent, with a pleasant bitterness and chocolate aftertaste. I will say that the price keeps me from buying it often, as there are many local micros with good porters, but nevertheless, a great beer. As another note, I do wish the beer had a little more body to balance the flavor and hops.
JMG99 (10) - New York, USA - MAR 20, 2002
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A true world class porter. Black, chocolately, malty, not too sweet and mildly bitter. Every time I imbibe it reaffirms that this is indeed my favorite porter.