Ernest (7244) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2008 Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting. Body is dark brown. Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, chocolate), lightly hoppy (flowers, grapefruit), with light notes of tobacco and minerals. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, creamy texture, lively carbonation. A pleasant, straightforward American-style porter. The tartness is just slightly strong (only thing keeping it from an 8 flavor score), but overall it’s a solid brew.
pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice robust porter. Great chocolate roast coffee flavor. Very drinkable. Quite tasty. One of the better porters i have tasted.
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - FEB 15, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice porter with loads of choclatey goodness. Nicely balanced as well. A very tasty porter.
kublai3 (175) - Staten Island, New York, USA - DEC 13, 2001
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beer Guy99 (251) - Maineville, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2001
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delicious robust porter. Dry with hints of coffee and chocolate. Nice hops flavors as well. I like this porter very much and could drink it regularly. Not quite as great as Crooked River’s wonderful Robust Porter out of Cleveland but damn close, very close. This is truly Delicious.
Aubrey (3509) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2001
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Exudes with coffee, chocolate, and a some ’burntness.’ Carbonated and full-bodied, bringing the mouth a dose of thick, mouthfeel. Residual sweetness lingers on the roof of the mouth. Has that nice, zingy bite of hops that I yearn for in a porter. Quite enjoyable.
Jimmylib (169) - old bridge, New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2001
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Indra (2711) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 26, 2001
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2005 12oz. bottle. Roasty, lightly sweet aroma, some molasses and faint coffee to be found, along with suggestions of dark chocolate. Deep, dark red-brown color with a thinnish head. Flavor begins with some lightly bitter hops and background fruitiness, some faint smokiness detected, developing some roasty maltiness before a bittersweet, lightly tangy, chocolate finish. Somewhat reserved palate with a light-medium body. Years ago was an unfiltered beer, now is not. Suffers a bit for it, I think.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 29, 2000
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2004 Ah just like seeing an old friend long time gone from your life, this one has been gone for over 4 years, well this old friend, has come back to stay, as it’s now available in Arizona thanks to the great people at Little Guy Distributing.
The beer after its disemboguing the 12-ounce brown bottle sets in my glass of honor a deep brown to almost black color the head portly in size, the texture semi-creamy and the color a toothsome light tan with the resultant lace a satin sheet to lie upon the glass. Nose is sweet with malt, lightly toasted grain aroma also present, crisps and clean to the senses, start is somewhat sweet with a pleasing grain profile, and the top is middling to full in feel. Finish has a delectable hop spicy bite, the acidity pleasant and the aftertaste dry and linger, a very good porter and one I hope to enjoy quite often, now that its home to roost.