pinkzambia (1563) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 30, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at brew pub: Black color with a tan head. Roasted aromas and flavors are the word on this one. The feel wasn’t what I was expecting, not as runny-oily as many porters. It is still a pretty good overall beer. My wife loved it.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 5, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Pitch brown, nearly black, moderate to thin beige head, foamy, dies somewhat quickly, spotty lacing.   Soft roasted malt
nose, slight lactose, a little sweet, but just barely. &bnsp Malty tongue, roasted malts are VERY soft in this case.   Seems more like a
Blackbier than a porter.   Where are the hops?   Very mild in this case.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate, at best.
Finishes clean, but basically halfway through this beer it dies.   Too tame, too weak, but at least not offensive.   In my opinion,
not robust enough to be called a porter.   If I were to say a beer was very bland, this would be it.   Not bad, just extremely
bu11zeye (12072) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours a black body with small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, some cola, and caramel. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel with flavor of lightly roasted malt, hops, cocoa, and a touch of caramel. Semi-bitter finish.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 27, 2007
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours rather thin but dark with little beige head. Lots of English ale yeast on the aroma with their requisite fruit and butterscotch - no hints of roast or chocolate. This is a confused beer. The most prominent flavor is licorice and the peat smoked malts come through to make this more of a scotch ale, and not a very good one at that.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - APR 18, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle from Plaza Liquor - Pours a clear brown color with a one finger tan head. Has a doughy, caramel malt aroma. Flavor is light esters, caramel and toasted malt. Medium body with a slightly dry palate. A decent, middle of the road porter.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - APR 6, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dense dark brown color w/ a shallow froth. Minimal residual lacing. Aroma of thick roasted malts and animal crackers. Full nectar w/ silky residual effers. Thick and malty w/ a defined roasty character. A mild sweetness is enjoyble. Flavors continue to develope while she warms. One distinct nuance is that of the dark part of the famous Oreo cookie. Roated coffee bean, ripe black cherries, leather, molases, cocoa, and a slab of meat. Damn, this stuff is thick. I can stand a spoon up in it. The cookie really comes out in the finish. The finish is long on flavor and bittered nicely w/ a mild sourng. I highly recommend his brew.
cyanescens (159) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 2, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A sweet and smoky beer. Similar to Alaskan Smoked Porter except a bit less going on. I can taste mild chocolate and vanilla. Bit nutty. Mostly coffee though. It has a decent body, moderate to thick. Creamy tan head. Beer is near black. Met expectation but could be better, as most beers are.
hayduke (3545) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 27, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2007 From a 22 oz bottle this poured jet black with a small tan head with no lacing. Nose of chocolate and molasses. Nice thick mouthfeel and flavor of burnt malts, chocolate, vanilla, coffee, and molasses. Touch of fruits, mostly raisins. Finish slighty bitter and the only time the hops come into play. Better than average,., just not great.
BrewDad (5090) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 25, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taster - Hop Scotch Spring Beer Festival – Seattle WA
Dark brown color with a thin brown head This was a very thick and full of flavor porter. Deep dark chocolates and hints of spices and just a nice chewy porter. Not a drink with dinner beer this was for afterwards. This was great.
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAR 5, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours black with no head. Nice sweet vanilla and coffee aroma. Flavor of coffee, molasses, hints of chocolate. I felt the flavors were nicely balanced, however, it was a bit on the watery side, definitely not chewy. Not a bad porter, just a bit too plain.