DarkElf (2988) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 1, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Draft: Harmon Brewery & Restaurant in Tacoma, WA) With the wonderfully toasty and moderately sweet chocolate aroma starting off this beer, Iím really expecting something great here. Man, I can sit here and smell this beer all day. Mmm, mmm, sweet and toasty initially, the chocolate really comes out in the mid-palate. Medium-to-full bodied, lightly carbonated, and extremely easy to drink. Medium brown color, translucent next to light, with a light tan head that like all their other beers, starts small and quickly settles to a small ring, leaving no lacing. Wow this is tasty stuff. Highly recommended.
3fourths (7511) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - AUG 12, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewery
Deep brown with a tan head. Smoky chocolate malts and rich coffee in the nose. Flavor is semi-harsh chocolate, sweet with some oak flavors. A very good porter, almost to style but a little more smoky than the ideal. Sweet, rich and finishing with some smoky dark fruit.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 8, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown colour. Coffeeish, peanutty aroma with hints of almond skins. Nutty, chocolatey, slightly coffeeish body. Sort of thin and the flavours are simplistic. Woody, dry finish.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 7, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small tan head on a ruby/black body. Aroma is sweet, malty with ssome chocolate and coffee. Mouthfeel was smooth but a little thin. Flavour was nice with a roasted and light choclate taste ending with a slight bitterness.
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - SEP 7, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very flavorful smoked malt combined with a chocolatiness that is typical porteresque but very good. Although, I canít shake the feelling that this is only good because of the ingredients rather than the process - you know, the whole deal where you can make anything taste good if you put enough A1 on it, well sometimes the same goes for smoked chocolate malt. But sometimes I like to allow myself to be easily lead so what the hell, this was good.
IndianaRed (2035) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 1, 2004
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pours a very dark chocolate brown with a very thick creamy tan head that finally settles to leave course blocky lacing. Aroma is an earthy coffe and chocolate. Slight raspberry, vanilla and maybe cola.
Flavors are coffe and biter sweet chocolate, grape jelly and vinegar. Yes, the feel is smooth and slick. Goes down very easy. The trailer is of burnt wood That sour flavor throws me off.
argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 25, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(draft) Clear red-black body with beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, roasty, coffee, some chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee, some chocolate, roasty. Very smooth, medium body.
5000 (5600) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 9, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours black with brown hightlights, medium frothy tannish colored head, with fairly sticky lacing. † Roasted malts, dry/chalky like semi-sweet chocolate on the nose. † Smooootttthhh.... very good mouthfeel is the first thing I noticed. † A nice roasty flavor, mild chocolate, slightly hoppy finish. † Wonderful finish, good mouthfeel... this is a solid porter. † This is way under-rated!
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great porter. The most smooth one I've had to date. Dark mahogany (sp) color. Minimal head and lacing. Good roasty flavor.
Crit (3191) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 11, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2005 Deep brown,lasting beige head.Nice coffee nose.Flavor is a nice blend, roasty, coffee and a bit of chocolate