JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 12, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is very good, English-style Porter. There is an incredible roasted flavor, along with a nice aroma. Not quite as rich as say a Fullers, but good on its own merit.
Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - APR 5, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice carmel burnt aroma. Not too burnt tasting though, which I appreciate. Strong bitter finish.
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - APR 5, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It’s not bad. I’d expect a porter of this style to be much more flavorful, I find this beer to be somewhat bland, with an average palate.
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2002
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Well, i thought this was going to be great. Very dark, almost black color. Very nice fresh roasted/hoppy aroma. Then the first taste...huge spritzyness. If you have seen a lot of my ratings you’ll know that i hate big carbonation. Mouthfilling, couldn’t get to any of the tastes, as it warmed it calmed down a bit. But, just another disappointing porter for the night.
Oakes (10935) - Savusavu, FIJI ISLANDS - SEP 7, 2001
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Almost black; Roast & chocolate dominate the aroma; palate is very straightforward in its toastiness. A touch of creaminess in the body and very faint fruitiness round out this beer.
Tippie4 (97) - Auburn, Maine, USA - MAY 22, 2001
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
has a bitter taste to it that is kind of a turn off for me. but other then that its a good porter
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 16, 2000
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nice light roasted flavor to start, with a sweet finish. All in all an excellent interpretation of style.
beerman991979 (137) - Old Town, Maine, USA - AUG 19, 2000
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this on tap at the Whig and Courier in Bangor. Very smooth flavor with what I thought was a mild hint of lemon lingering there somewhere. Very silky smooth taste, mild carbonation, with a slight bitterness developing in the end. Very nice indeed
Sammys (428) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 4, 2000
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice porter, faithful to the London style. Slightly burnt flavor, decent head, pleasant aftertaste, develops bittering.