ElGaucho (2044) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
An outstanding offering from the folks at H&H. The main regret is that this is a stated seasonal and therefore not available year-round. Rich roasted coffee aroma. Dark brown, almost black body; tan, medium head with decent retention. As my sample was one of 4 served on H&H’s outdoor patio in Wausau, WI on a hot, humid summer day, by the time I got to the porter, it had warmed considerably. It still was quite flavorful. I imagine even more enjoyable at slightly cooler than room temp.
Sammy (7116) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Creamy, with 70% nitro. Dark, a bit of roast aroma. But not much left in the taste, a tad of roasted walnut maybe. No coffee nor chocolate. Thinner than I would like. Was not as drinkable
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another treat that went well with my steak. Nice beige head sat atop the almost jet black beer. Nuts, coffee, and hops came together well with a creamy mouthfeel.
maxwellplum (54) - USA - JUN 13, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A delightful seasonal. Quite dark (black), lots of coffee, decent head, great finish.