Yakbreath (13) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUL 10, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Has a home-brewed taste and a nice burnt/roasted flavor
MartinT (7317) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sitting in a tobacco filled room, drinking a mokaccino…Very good roasted malt and molasses…
dankfor20 (193) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 13, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
a great porter. really dark color. A strong roast aroma and flavor. could be less carbonated. though
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 22, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
Nice flavorful porter with a hint of sweetness. Iím surprised b/c the other Gearyís beer I had sucked. A tad smoky.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2002
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 22, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
3/16/02 Dark, dark color, brownish head, pours rather thin. Roasty, but weak aroma. Canít say I found it overcarbonated, and there was some interesting fruitiness in the midpalate, but on the whole rather thin and bland, with a quick dull finish. I thought this once had a great reputation; its certainly nothing special now.
4/22/02 maybe the first bottle was a little off; this one seems to have a fuller body and flavor, more fruitiness and chocolate. Guess Iíd recommend it, though still not one of the great ones.
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
Itís not bad. Iíd 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 youíll know that i hate big carbonation. Mouthfilling, couldnít get to any of the tastes, as it warmed it calmed down a bit. But, just another disappointing porter for the night.