heemer77 (5008) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - FEB 23, 2009
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Deep brown with some copper while held to light. The head us thin and light tan colored. The aroma has some light milk chocolate and leather. There is also some old rotting apple. The taste has some strange stale caramel and nasty leather. There is also some cocoa in the finish, but the off flavors blow it away. Plastic? Nasty.
Skyview (5023) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2009
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
On draught at the Grays Tied House in Verona, Wisconsin. Pours a clear copper amber brew with a fast dissolving off-white head the dissipates to a thin white ring. Aroma of roasted caramel malt, a touch of toffee, some flowery hops and a hint of roasted nuts. Taste is light bodied, plenty of carbonation with flavors of roasted caramel, some Brazilian nuts, a hint of flowery hops and some Ivory soap. Finish is watery, slightly crisp with no aftertaste. Definitely not the dark and roasted malt porters I am used to enjoy but maybe a decent light amber beer.
thegreenrooster (2806) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 4, 2009
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pour is a dark brown with a small tan head. This is not a porter. I had to check the bottle to make sure it said porter on there and it sure does. Aroma is a decent sweet malt with a whiff of hops. Flavor is weak and watery with some sweet malt coming through. This beer was not listed here so i added it but this is not a porter by a long shot. A weak brown ale at best.