Racegoer (352) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - JAN 10, 2003
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2003 not much here, dark, I guess,little head, no complexity,a true letdown, a few hops, some cheap coffee and nothing more.
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - JAN 8, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark (oh really) with not much head. Starts slightly bitter but then come some interesting roasted flavors. I donít often reach for a porter but I found this to be one of the better ones Iíve tried.
mikeyj80 (22) - USA - JAN 8, 2003
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good porter with a lot of flavors going on and a beautiful color and aroma. Nothing groundbreaking in my opinion, though worth trying.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 2, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good aroma and flavor. Lots of roasted coffee and chocolate with a touch of cinnamon. Fairly robust and a great representative of its style. A step behind Fullerís London Porter, but not by much.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 2, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My ultra-religious cousin served me a bottle of this on my way through Cleveland; Jesus hasnít taken away his taste for beer, anyway! Very good, chocolaty, balanced porter slightly tending to the sweet side; a might too carbonated.
JoeM500 (1904) - 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 (2783) - 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.