GregClow (3067) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Coleís in Buffalo. Deep brown colou with a moderate tan head. Sweet, roasty aroma of chocolate and coffee. Body is thinnish, but creamy and pleasant. Flavour is really solid, with the promised chocolate and coffee notes along with a bit of smoke. This was served to me nearly ice cold, and didnít do much for me at first, but as it warmed I started to see why itís so highly regarded. A very nice porter.
1FastSTi (3359) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours to a huge, reverse cascading creamy tan head atop a clear dark cola brown body. Excellent lacing. The aroma is sweet buttery malts and instant coffee. Some grassy hops. The flavor is like a hopped coffee and iced tea. Good flavor. The palate is smooth and creamy. Almost watery at times. Goes well with this beer. A pretty good porter.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 27, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pour black, head was small ring around the glass. Medium bodied with mild carbonation. Aroma is of sweet malt and roasted coffee, with similar taste. Creamy in the mouth. Not a bad porter, but I was expecting a little more.
shrubber85 (9946) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 22, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Smoky cocoa-coffee aroma. Dark cola brown color with only slight film of a head. Nice dark coffee malt flavor with moderate acidity and mild carbonation. Very nice and easy to drink.
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 20, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours with almost no head, black. Aroma is sweet chocolate and roast coffee, a little butter. Taste is similar with quite a bit of diacetyl, though still creamy and nice. A pretty average porter.
thegreenrooster (3820) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 17, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is a dark black with a small tan head. Aroma is outstanding! Lots of coffee and dark chocolates. Flavor is more of the same coffee and chocolate plus a hint of roasted nuts. Very tasty and rich.
Brigadier (3475) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great chocolate taste with a nice aftertaste that lingers for a few minutes. Not too strong to keep you away, but not so weak it leaves you wanting. Impressed that such an accessible, easy to find beer could be so good.
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 10, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Roasty, grainy chocolate-cocoa aroma is very sweet but enticing. Clear mahogany brown coloured body is topped by a decent, tan, fine bubbled head that lasts very well. Sweetness and roastiness are harmonious in their balance leading up to the charred, ashy aftertaste. Medium body with lively though gentle effervescence. Sampled at GABF 2005.
tlitt2 (58) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 7, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2005 Bottle out of Great Lakes Sampler. Poured a stunning dark brown with amber accents. Head is a chestnut color and quite dense. Aroma is a potent whiff of roasted coffee and nuts. Flavor follows suit, with nice bitter chocolate. Faint sweet/ cherry flavor within as well. Canít think of anything wrong with this one.
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown with a thick tan head. Head looked like Capuccino. Aroma had roasted coffee, chocolate, citrus and cherry. Taste wonderful with chocolate, citrus and coffee with a touch of cherry. There was a bit of chocolate brownie in the mix, but it was a roasty flavor for the most part. Mouthfeel had a bit of port in it. This was a very impressive Porter.