Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours out a dark cola brown, very small off white head. Nose is of chocolate, slight coffee, even slighter malt, some descent malt backbone. Flavor is of chalk, cocoa powder takes the place of the milk chocolate, coffee seemed to be filtered from aroma to flavor also. But my wife surely noticed it after I kissed her after taking a swig. Not a favorite, but drinkable.
Philip (436) - Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2006 Review 11/10. The 30th anniversary of the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald in the icy waters of Lake Superior. I drink this one in commemoration of the 29 who passed away. A fitting commerative beer it is. A porter that bridges the lines between porter and stout. Further, its not overly sweet like many, but there’s a fine hop balance. One of my favorite go to beers, and excellent on tap. Good robust flavors of dark chocolate, fudge, and french roast. Nicely done.
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 6, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
another winner from great lakes. very roasty well hopped.
Tonitones (13) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2005
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Too bitter for me. It didn’t really make a name for itself as far as porters go.
Kevin (2159) - New Mexico, USA - NOV 1, 2005
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
black pour with a grey head. aroma is chocolate and marshmallow cream. nice rich chocolate taste with some citrus in there too. very creamy and enjoyable. just a nice porter.
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appears a black with a beige head. Lots of solid lacing.
Smell is oily sweet dark fruit with some sour notes coming through.
Taste is of chocolate and sweet fruit mixed with some roasty coffee.
Mouthfeel is full bodied, creamy, and oily.
Drinkability is good. Pretty darn good porter.
adrian910ss (2445) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a black color with a medium beige,tan head that fades quickly. Aroma consists of dark coffee beans, chocolate, and roasted malts. Taste is nicely bitter with coffee, chocolate and roasted malts prominant. Excellent porter.
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 17, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Roasted malts and coffee for aroma. Black body with good tan head. Flavor had some texure to it. You could taste coffee, chocolate and some bitter bite to it. Roasty on the palate. Glad I got one on a recent trip to Wisconsin.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - OCT 15, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle poured black with a nice thick head and lacing that hangs on the glass in a sheet.
Rich, sweet roasty malt aroma.
Flavor is roasty malts,chocolate and coffee.
Good medium bodied porter with a rich roasty chocolate finish.
JoshuaB (476) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - OCT 15, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aromas of dry dark chocolate and coffee. Taste begins rather dry and subtle, with some light coffee notes. The chocolate malts make their presence towards the finish with a bit of raisin as well. Finshes dry and hoppy, especially the more it warms. A rather loght body for a typical porter. This is a solid brew in every category, but does nothing really special. Flavor seems rather subdued and muted throughout the spectrum. Needs some more oomph. Still wanting the try it on tap. Will rerate.