jasonp (1556) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - JAN 23, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Obtained in a trade with beeryum. Dark ruby reddish brown with a medium tan head. Rich chocolate, mocha and hops in the nose. Wow, very bold and flavorful. Up front, the flavor has big notes of chocolate, coffee, ovaltine, roasted malt, a touch of charcoal, plenty of hops and rich caramel/toffee sweetness. Totally delicious. Perfect body for a porter; full, round and very creamy with lively carbonation (without being as thick as some stouts). Decent head retention, light lacing left on the glass. Overall, an amazing porter - one of the best I’ve had so far.
ebarnes (239) - Beech Grove, Indiana, USA - JAN 22, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours black but light still gets through. Thinner than other porters. Slight coffee aroma, more prevalent in the taste. Not bad at all.
Capa (2080) - Manama, BAHRAIN - JAN 18, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown/black. Small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Tastes the same. Medium bitterness in the end. A good porter.
achtungpv (222) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very good porter with good roasted coffee flavor but surprisingly thin body.
Kevster (344) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle: Pours a blackish brown with a light-brown head that disappears fast with hardly any lacing. The malty aroma is roasty with hints of coffee and dark chocolate. Taste matches the aroma with a smooth bitter finish. A well balanced beer!
JohnnyOS (646) - Golden, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 15, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very dark brown with amber highlights. Tan head with good retention. Aromas of roasted malts with chocolate and coffee. Flavor follows aroma very well. Medium bodied. Very good.
CMUBEERMAN (421) - - JAN 12, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a delicious porter. I went through a case of it last season. Very brown and lots of roasty flavors. Not so strong on the coffee or choco tastes, but it remains balanced.
PattyBoy (302) - North Liberty, Iowa, USA - JAN 10, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours deep ruby brown, almost black, thin creamy tan head. Aroma is roasts and chocolate. Flavor is robust, roasted coffee and chocolate. Bitterness is well balanced. Very good.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 8, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In the bottle at Bill B.’s birthday party. Brownish-black in color with a nice off-white head. Head has a great fluffy staying power. Slightly roasted and slightly sour aroma. Lots of chocolate flavor. Smooth and balanced. A very good beer.
Odeed (1795) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 8, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(trade by way of 1faststi)this porter was a deep see-through red in appearance,and had a tiny brown head.my nose picked up aromas of chocolate,coffee grounds,raosted malts,and fudge.the flavor was a nice mix of chocolate,coffee,fudge,and hops.the mouthfeel was a bit on the light side,and the palate was complex and long lasting.