Capa (2724) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - 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 (255) - 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 (426) - - 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 (1799) - 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.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JAN 6, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with thick and creamy tan head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate and caramel. The flavor starts rich and roasted - chocolate and caramel, ends with piney bitterness. Medium body, mouthfeel is light.
RedHaze (371) - Where the hell am I?, Nebraska, USA - JAN 3, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very dark brown with slight ruby edges when held up to a light, with a one finger off-white head the fades to a spotty cap that trails some nice lacing.
Smell; it has a kind of earthy and nutty smell, along with some roasted coffee beans and hints of chocolate.
Taste; really nice roasted coffee flavor to start with, followed by some chocolate malts that is balanced with just enough hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a nice smooth carbonation. I was sure this wouldn’t live up to the hype, but this is definitely one of the best American Porters I’ve ever had.