SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle - pours flat out of the bottle with no head; taste comes off a little too burnt at first, but fades into to decent porter with little distinction except for the local troll making a label appearance
bitbucket (2160) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours a translucent blackish brown. Scant and fading tan head. Aroma of molasses, cardboard and chocolate. Medium-to-light body with medium carbonation. The taste is roasty toasty coffee. Crisp and slightly grainy finish. This beer avoids being watery, but I’m not picking up on the ’chewy’ quality that the brewer claims.
after4ever (6527) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Pours a dull black with a thick tan head that leaves plenty of clingy lace. Big sweet nose; molasses, anise, chocolate, dust. Bold attack; medium body with good slippery kouthfeel, soft carb, and assertive flavors. Big coffee across the mid-palate; roasty, dry finish. This is a flavor-forward porter with a soft mouthfeel but enough bitterness and roast to make it feel a little caustic; it’s almost stout-like that way. Good stuff. Cool label--inside joke for Seattleites of the last 15 years.
AlabastorJones (810) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 11, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
black with almost no white head, weird label, almost too weird, even for me, no nose, sweet flavor, fruit, slightly roasty, dry finish, one dimensional
linc33 (184) - Albany, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2006
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
On tap at the brewery. A hair over black. Spicy chocolates and slight coffee.. and nothing on the finish. One dimensional. Fades faster than I can believe and leaves no trace it was there. Sorry, I like my porters with a little more to them.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - APR 5, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown, almost black in color. Very rich in chocolate and not much else. Light bodied, roasted coffee, with some dark plummy fruits and syrupy chocolate. Pretty big for a porter, but a little bigger than I was looking for.
Hanratty (36) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 24, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark with creamy head. Good lacing. Semi sweet chocolate tastes. Medium body. 6.9% alcohol.
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - APR 25, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This porter is particularly vinous with some chewy aspects that seem typical of bigger beers. The flavor is not dominating but is full of roasted chocolate and barley. The malt comes through in the finish and gives the beer a surprising drinkability. Great with seafood.
3fourths (8481) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 11, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Some interesting scotch flavors, along with dark roast coffee and some toffee perhaps. Sweet, just a very small touch of maple. Semi-sweet coffee and scotch nose, very robust. Well made with a Shakespeare-like finish.
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 28, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Tap at Bittercreek Ale House: Nice bold and flavorful porter, bordering on a stout, though tipping to the malt side of the scale; pretty tastey and well balanced