thetrifecta (29) - Bell’s country, Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2004 Pours into the porter glass with the look of dark-stained cherry and smells like roasted coffee and raisins. Light carbonation, probably natural, has a mouth watering head and leaves lacing as if straight from a masters loom. Drinkable beer with a full mouth feel and meaty body. Nice hops finish, with an amazing roasty aftertaste. Great beer available (at least around the great lakes) at most grocery stores for a fair price. Excellent choice for a night with some buddies and a good Dominican.
Terminus (3447) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 3, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle-pours a deep deep ruby red hue-almost black with aggressive carbonation. very small tan head that left in an instant. awesome smokeyness on the aroma-along side the smoke are its partners, coffee, burnt wood, expresso and chocolate. The flavors match the aroma very nicely. This could be my fav porter now. Even though this porter isn;t one of the thicker or darker types, the flavors are just amazing. WORLD CLASS! Big thanks to Jsquire sending this my way as an added bonus!
jtw (1149) - farmington, Michigan, USA - APR 1, 2004
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
very nice smoky aroma of chocolate and malt. the body is very sweet, with a definite malt dominance. finishes a little dry, with a solid bitterness. unfortunately the bitterness comes after the malt instead of with the malt....still very good.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2004
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of chocolate, malt, and roast. Smells sweet. Decent head, though brown clumping in middle. Very dark brown to black. Nice color. Tastes of malt, chocolate, and toffee. Quite sweet. Chocolate is the strongest flavor. Quite tasty. Dry finish, easy drink.
Overall, a tasty, decent porter. It could be dryer.
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nearly opaque and with a sizable head of mostly loose bubbles. Cookie dough in the aroma with some cocoa notes and roasted malt. Medium bodied and smooth. Great mix of flavors, coffee, roasted malt and a slight hop bitterness. Great Porter and a good session beer at that.
Tmoney99 (12757) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Complex roasted aroma. Pours black with a large tan frothy head. Coffee and chocolate flavor. Long lasting mouthful.
fly (1450) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice. Grand tan head and all the elements of roast malt, chocolate and bitterness melding in unison. Exceedingly enjoyable (thanks Rockinout!)
kbjames (244) - Utah, USA - MAR 18, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a very taste porter with lots of roastiness and tons of flavor. Defintly would drink this alot if could get them.
FlacoAlto (4100) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours with a prodigious light brown head. A very dark beer that has deep red hints to it when held up to the light. Aroma is of roast coffee, and lightly sweet, with a strong chocolate malt presence and a bit of astringent roast character, though this is fairly muted. The light sweetness is here in the taste as well, though the dark malt character tends to mute it out. Roast malt notes with hints of coffee and a good chocolate presence round out the middle of this beer. Definitely a great example of a porter, the burnt malt character is fairly muted. Does not have as much of an acrid burnt malt finish as some, it is fairly smooth and drinkable like a good porter should be. The medium body helps the drinkability, though it has so much flavor packed in it I would not recommend pounding this one, nor would I want too as this beer is just too enjoyable. This one is nice and creamy. It has a bit too much burnt malt flavor, if the burnt character was balanced more towards the chocolate side of the spectrum this porter would be perfect.
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours black with red highlights with a very large and tightly packed head and lots of lace. The aroma is sweet and roasted. The flavor is roasted malt, lactic notes, bitterness, a touch soapy, and chocolate. The palate is smooth and not very carbonated. Overall, this one is OK.