JK (4813) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - APR 29, 2005
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not much here. A standard brown ale, mildly sweet. Well carbonated. Very faint roasted flavor.
DocLock (8253) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Burnt sienna pour with aroma of big roasty malt, chocoff, some hops. Tastes malty, with chocoff, nuts, and brown sugar elements. Smooth and silky.
Bigsky66 (148) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Chocolate malt aroma. Dark brown color. Rich and dry is this one. Roasted nuts. Need water.
PorterPounder (5885) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2012 Rerate Much more of a pronounced chocolate flavor, nice looking pour Original 3.2 Habersham Beverage Warehouse - Savannah, Ga. Dark brown pour, light mocha colored head, slight coffee aroma. Flavor has some dirt flavors to it with some underlying bittersweet chocolate. Mouthfeel is slighlty creamy. Overall decent, tastes like it is "organic" though.
entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Either my palate was completely trashed by the few previous beers or this had absolutely no taste. I’ve never seen a beer this dark with so little flavor.
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - MAR 20, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice big chewy brown ale. Some chocolate and roasted malt really come through with the hop spice balanced. Doesn’t really fit into any style, it’s special on it’s own. 37 out of 100? Does anyone here like beer?
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - FEB 27, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice brown/amber color,small head that faded quickly leaving nothing behind.Light malty aroma with a little roast and some hops.The flaovr is pretty decent actually.Chocolate and maybe even a bit of caramel in there along with a nice roasty side,nicely sweet in the beginning with a mild bitterness at the end.Not exactly the brew God was thinking of when he handed down the great idea but it is pretty decent any way.L’Chaim
TheBeerGod (5441) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is malt, light caramel, light cocoa and faint nuttiness. Taste is lightly roasted malt, mild caramel notes, light hoppiness and watered down coffee. Body is smooth and slightly creamy with mild lingering bitterness. Finish is lightly roasted with some caramel and light nuttiness.
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - FEB 10, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is light, caramel, brown sugar, chocolate. The color is much like coffee, the head is thin and full. Taste has hints of metal, chocolate, coffee, caramel, banana
BeerandBlues2 (10451) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 9, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark and rich brown, near mahogany, with a medium-sized tan frothy head. Hoppy caramel malt aroma with a faint roastiness to it. Patchy thin film lacing. Slightly bitter roasted caramel malt flavor with a hoppiness in the middle and a slight chocolate coffee finish. Medium-bodied and very refreshing, smooth and creamy palate.