JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - DEC 30, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very sweet and chocolatey. Almost like a lighter version of their Emmitts Stout. No alcohol presence at all and very tasty as it warmed!
dolphz (4) - Elmhurst, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2002 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very satisfying porater, subtle hints of coffe and good hop flavor. A strong porter.
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 28, 2002
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark ruby in color. Great aroma on this one. Smokey notes, chocolate, caramel; mouthfeel is a bit thin and slightly more body and perhaps more hops would suit me better. Overall a very enjoyable porter.
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I was very impressed with this beer. Iím just starting to like porters a lot and this porter was tasty. Very chocolatey aroma. Slowly diminishing tan head. Ruby undertone to mostly dark brown color. Lightly carbonated. Bitter coffee beans and smokiness transitions in to chocolatey maltiness and bitterness. I have to thank Dogbrick for trading me for this one.
Frank (2224) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black, almost completely opaque. Next to no head. Toasty, chocalately nose. Bitter front with hints of dark chocolate. Creamy mouthfeel, though a bit thin. Mild malts. Short finish with a hint of coffee. Very tasty.
Brew4Dug (137) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
loved it . . .superb balance of hops and malt, reminded me of Siera Nevada Porter.
BATLMULLET (127) - Highland, Indiana, USA - DEC 22, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I really like porters, but a good one is hard to find. This one fits the bill. Great medium mouthfeel, warm and roasty/chocolate aroma and flavor, some hoppiness to balance. Seems like it is almost as good from the bottle as it is on tap.
hayden1215 (321) - Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2002
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2007 Easy drinking porter. Dark, coffee, chocolate with plenty of head. Head is good. Excellent.
DEbeer (192) - West Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a good porter. The bittersweet taste is there, the head is nice and the initial bite is appetizing.
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a very nice porter, poured a very dark brown, nice and roasty, chocolate, coffee flavor with a nice finish.