walleye (1066) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - APR 30, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown with hints of ruby around the edges nice tan head lots of lacing. chocolate nad coffee with a little bitter finish. GOOD BEER
sidekick (26) - Indiana, USA - APR 29, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
You will not find a bigger Porter fan than me, and this was a disappointing effort in my book. Just lacked, well, just about everything but appearence. Not that it was bad, just boring.
heemer77 (5096) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - APR 16, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2008 Poured with a very small, light tan head. The aroma was bittersweet with peanuts, apples and coffee. This goes down easy with walnuts and burnt applechips in the flavor. This would be a great session beer. Still continues to impress with it’s nice coffee finish. Solid and it reminds me of why I love porters.
roder60 (1283) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2004
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2004 Roasty chocolate coffee aroma. Very powerful coffee nut flavor. Dry and bitter with a distinct hoppy bite at the end. Fuzzy tan head and dark body. Overall, not very thick and sweet compared to other porters, but a very interesting flavor nonetheless. Very good beer!
imradioboy (23) - USA - APR 13, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very Dark, nice flavor, not too hoppy, draft has nice head choco and coffee flavors
fomentateur (110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep dark brown in color with a nice tan head. Roasted and chocolate malts in the aroma with a hint of hops (perhaps fuggle). Clean crisp flavor, very well balanced in the finish.
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 10, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown with a ruby tinge. Tan, bubbly head. Aromas of coffee, smoke and roasted malts, accompanied by some hops. Very roasty and full of chocolate, coffee and malt. Dries out on the finish with hops tying it all up. My favorite Great Lakes regular bottling. Perfect partner for Browns games.
kujo9 (1093) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown w/ some garnet/ruby highlights and lasting tan head. Coffee roasted grain aromas, more irish stout like than porter; hints of diacetyl add to complexity of aroma and chocolate as it warms along with a light herbal hop. When it nears room temp, it displays some dark fruit character as well. Roasty malt coffee flavor, well balanced with dark grain and hop bitterness. Lightly chocolatey. finish and aftertaste are bittersweet and semi dry. Overall smooth m/f, but lightly dry before it warms; medium light body and low carbonation, but slightly prickly. I've not had this one for a while, but it's as good as I remember it the last time. Aromas are more complex than flavors, but still a quite good beer. Goes well w/ veal parmesan.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - APR 6, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown/black color with a thick creamy tan head and lots of lacing. The aroma is smoky with some sweet coffee and light dark malts. The flavor is creamy and hoppy with lots of chocolate and nice subtle roastiness. Very balanced porter with some smoke and creamy, I like this one very well! Thanks BBB!
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with mahogany edges, a creamy off white head and sheet lacing. Wet malts of roast, smoke, chocolate and coffee. Quite hoppy indeed. Chocolate and roast malts along with some coffee notes. A touch of smoke followed by caramel. Nice and hoppy. Both floral and citrus in there. Sticky palate, medium body and a touch of alcohol in the bitter finish.