adrian910ss (2421) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bomber. Pours a black color with a large foamy brownish beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and touch of smoke. Taste is of roasted malts, some chocolate and a slightly bitter finish. Nothing spectacular here, but not that bad either.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a clear dark brown with a large tan head. Smokey and plasticy phenolic notes. When I took a deep breath it smelled like sour feet. The flavor was tart with a hint of roast. Light bodied. I am guessing this is an infection and not intended.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 2, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep black with a light brown head. Aroma is malty, roasted malts, some chocolate notes, and sour. Flavor is malty, sour fruity notes, with some roasted malts.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 2, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours an opaque with dark brown edges and a frothy dark tan head. Aroma of cherry tartness and some lightly roasted malts. Body starts light and fizzy with a touch of sweet dark caramel before sourness takes over toward a warming slightly acidic finish. Seems like it would be a nice porter were it not as acidic.
fordest (2021) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - APR 15, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle shared with Padrefan98. Nice chocolate aromas off this almost black pour with no head. No head due to a very small amount of carbonation. Flavors were some roastiness with a strange bitterness on the finish. Average...
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - APR 15, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle thanks to degarth. Poured a dark black with no head. Smells of roasted chocholate. Average porter, but good.
doughert82 (20) - Bay Area, California, USA - APR 1, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle) Dark in color, taste is more similar to a stout than a porter. Lacked any distinguishing flavor characteristics, and in fact, the lingering taste wasn’t that great. But I like Golden Valley, and appreciate their effort.
bu11zeye (12242) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a large creamy tan head. Aroma of sweet chocolate, roastiness, smoked sausage, and milk. Flavor of roasted malt, smoke, and slight vinous.
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle from Degarth - Pours dark brown with a short offwhite head that fades pretty quick. Aromas of coffee, roasted malts, and some chocolate. Flavor is light coffee, chocolate and roast as well as some raisin. Palate is on the watery side with a bit much carbonation for me.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2006
2.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bomber from Liquid Solutions. The aroma is subdued, but smells good with some lightly roasted malt, sweet chocolate and creamed coffee. Pours dark brown, but settles black with a tight pink sized head that is bubbly, mocha colored and diminishing.
Water fore is tart and almost spritzy. Very limp and lactic with not even a good concentration of what flavors are present and a glaring lack of traditional roast, chocolate, coffee, burnt flavors or even some of the less common raisin, molasses flavors. This might be slightly infected, but regardless I highly doubt it would be very good under optimal conditions.