hopdog (9570) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Grizzly Peak Brew Pub. Poured a dark brown color with red edges and a small sized off white head. Aromas of cocoa, roast, caramel, and lightly smoky. Tastes of chocolate, roast, and caramel with a coffee finish. Some lacing left on the glass.
auerbrau (3182) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 21, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A pour of dark brown, with a creamy tan head. Aroma of light molasses. Flavor is extremely rich, melded from smoke, bacon, coffee, chocolate and toast. Lots of heavy cream, molasses and honey. Touch of toffee and brown sugar. Palate is a touch sticky, but the suprising dose of hops keep in clean. Very respectable.
Tmoney99 (11614) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Grizzly Peak. Dark brown color with medium light brown head that diminshed quickly. Medium malt and chocolate aroma. Medium body with a dry texture. Medium flavor of coffee and chocolate with a weak finish.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - JAN 30, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Deep brown color. Moderate sized tan head with decent lacing. Chemical, phenolic aroma. Nice chocolate and coffe flavors. A touch thin in body. Decent, but missing in aroma and palate.
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JAN 10, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
charcol...smoke...peat...chocolate. Toasty dry malts... a bit sour...not so bad
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - DEC 26, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
nice chocolate aroma, intense chocolate with growing corn and hops, "let’s get out of here"
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap: Black with medium head and decent lacing. Strong black coffee front to back. Bitter coffee finish. I repeat I do not like coffee.
Pailhead (5397) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 16, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap: Aroma of malty coffee. Dark brown virtually black with little head. Moderate coffee presence with a little dark chocolate up front with a strong black coffee and bitter finish. Slight sourness in the finish as well. Heavier than most porters.
JoeM500 (1906) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - NOV 8, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black with little to no head to speak of, a few tan bubbles around the edge. Licorice and smoke in the nose, big body, thick mouthfeel, anicey, like a big Schwarzbier or thick London Porter. Dry at the finish more black licorice and a touch of bitterness. Yum!
hotstuff (4393) - Indiana, USA - OCT 30, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at the Grizzly Peak Brewing Co. Tan head, excellent lacing, opaque, no visible carbonation, and a ruby hue. Malty, chocolate and coffe in the aroma. Coffee and malt flavor. Smooth on the palate. Extremely good Porter and a must try.