DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2003 very nutty but fruity aroma, dark amber color, tan head disappered quickly...strong coffee and smokey flavors
BillKismet (3412) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2002
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Despite itís high rating, this porter completely surprised me. Dark with a thick, too thick creamy hot chocolate head that soon settles--the first whiff reveals that this is a robust porter--one with a sharp coffee and chocolate aroma that is perfect--absolute heaven--and concealing in a tantalizing manner the initmation of alcohol. The smoky, roasted flavor is amorphous and sharp (black patent malt proliferation??) The sharp flavor will take some getting used to, but this beer projects as a winner on camping/fishing expeditions. A pleasant surprise and a beer I will no doubt rate again in the not so distant future.
hopfiend (17) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This classic porter is a stand-by when I want a good dark porter with a lot of body
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells of chocolate, coffee and tobacco! Dark chocolate colour, a touch of garnet around the egde, almost no head. Chocolate, coffee and roasted malt flavour. Dry, rich and roasty(Yum!) So glad to finally try this Porter on tap at Smokeless Joeís.
radiomgb (2463) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown, coffee and chocolate flavours, nice long malty bitter finish. Outstanding.
SpaceMonkey (182) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 12, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lighter, yet just as refreshing, as the smell of the first drippings of coffee on a sleepy morning. The deep copper browness blurs around the edges, laced with a light thin head. The taste is very mellow and deep, mellow and deep. The hint of milk chocolate, dark milk chocolate that fades to bitter sweet in the end, tells the tale of a splendid porter.
proc (342) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - NOV 7, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
One fine brew. Pours out to a dark as night color in the glass with a minimal head. Smell is that of roasted fruit and malt. Taste is that of roasted malt, hops and as someone else said, licorice. I detected a plum-like taste as well. The finish is smooth and begs for another sip.
One word: Delicious.
GermanBrews76 (679) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
DEEEP dark rich color coupled with a nice head on top. Complexity is right on, kind of sharp at first, sweet and maltylater on. Well roasted flavor with notes of chocolate and coffee. Lingering bittersweet finish. A VERY good porter
SimonPatrice (312) - Montrťal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 2, 2002
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Now thatís good stuff. Great roasted malt and chocolate aroma. This is the most complex porter Iíve had ítil now. Chocolate, coffe and roasted malts notes that seem to go on forever.
hopscotch (9956) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer rocks.
Aroma of cocoa and coffee, caramel and brown sugar.
Beautiful, very dark, sparkling ruby hue. Medium sized, creamy, tan head. Mostly lasting with excellent lacing.
Flavors of roasted nuts smothered in dark chocolate, toffee, buttery caramel. Perfectly balanced. Not sweet. Slighty salty, rich with hints of espresso on the backside.
Lively carbonation. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel. Long, slightly bitter and salty, dry finish. Excellent Porter. Another triumph from Fullers.