krisfleet (130) - Sharon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great aftertaste. It is a dark beer that doesn’t taste too dark. An interesting blend of ingredients. Perhaps the best beer ohio has to offer.
Darkover (1497) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2002
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark color, tan head that never completely leaves. Roasted aroma. Perfect balance of roasted chocolate, coffee and hops. The carbonization is just right too. Finish is like dark chocolate.
Ducati (37) - Windsor, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice porter. It has a decent amount of roasted malt and Munich malt character. A smoothing balance of hops but, it lacks the omph in body and overall flavor to carry the robust name. All that said I like it.
Hotspur2001 (44) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2002
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
My favorite beer. Smooth, dark, roasty....recommend to anyone who likes this particular style of beer.
I.C.suds (189) - Da U.P. eh?, Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2002
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slight maltiness soon overwhelmed by the hops. Somewhat wet cardboard. Spend your money in Britian.
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
dark as a mink with just a little orange along the edge. head can be excited somewhat by a vigorous swirl of the glass, but then relaxes to the point of near baldness. in a taste test with rogue’s mocha porter this was the less assertive in aroma, but alone it seems gorgeous and about all i’d ask from a porter. it has some aromatic semblances to black burley pipe tobacco, some dates, and italian roast coffee. creamy texture spreads an even caress of sweetness and hoppy bitterness across the palate, just what i’d do if i were a robust porter. then gordon lightfoot would write a song about me too.
Cruddler (32) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2002
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
These flavers didnt sit right with me. But Im sure others will like it. Cant see myself buying any more of these.
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent! A must try - beautifully dark, great taste.
Dogbrick (6015) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2003 Greater than the sum of its parts. This is my introduction to the Great Lakes line, and I don't know if they can top this. Hints of coffee and somewhat dry, consistently good flavor throughout.
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - MAR 6, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with hints of ruby and copper in it. Nice off white head. HUGE roasted aroma with hints of coffee and subtle traces of chocolate. Huge coffee taste with notes of chocolate, its just enough to attempt to balance the bitter roastiness, assertive in everyway. Not the greatest balance but a fun one to drink.