BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - OCT 31, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Jet black in color with a nice tan head that was a little fizzy for a porter. Milk chocolate/caramel nose with a hint of hops. The flavor was roasted, chocolate, caramel with a hoppy balance. Light bitterness and a light chocolate aftertaste. Medium body.
awebster (165) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 31, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A good dark beer. Very malty with a sweet smoothness that’s not oppressive. Not very hoppy at all. Full thick body.
reedcd2 (47) - USA - OCT 13, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
this beer has a nice, thick and smooth taste. pours very dark with a gentle head. nice smokey after taste.
bu11zeye (12150) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and fruit. Flavor of roasted malt and chocolate chip cookie dough.
PorterPounder (6138) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2013 Rerate Must have had an old bottle last time around - much more chocolate flavor, aroma more pleasant with some creamy chocolate, mouthfeel missing that metallic feel. Original 2.9 Jax Beer and Wine, Atlanta, Ga - 12 oz bottle. Dark purple fading to black pour with a mocha colored head, thin, but long lasting. Not much of an aroma, perhaps a touch of fresh lake water, some school paste (the kind you ate as a kid). Flavor has some brief chocolate notes, some milkiness. Decent lacticity, medium thick mouthfeel. Tastes slightly metallic in the finish. Had worse.
Quixote18 (236) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - SEP 18, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Caramel-coloerd head with moderate retention. Beer is dark brown, almost black, slight tinge of red when held up to bright light. Full-bodied and richly-flavored while still being smooth. Not as intense as many other porters. I think the presence of the oatmeal mellows it out. Maybe it isn’t truly representitive of porters, but I don’t care...I like it.
theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 17, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a medium tan head. Nose and taste overwhelmed with chocolate. Very full in the mouth, silky, goes down smooth. Tastes cold.
Bailz316 (228) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a black body with tan head. A suprisingly lively beer. Nose is grapefruit. Roasty and coffee flavors. Malty. Moderately bitter finish.
theacelatrain (262) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 13, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Thick, dark black color with ruby tints and a thin, beige head with solid lacing. Lots of burnt, roasted malts with a hoppier finish. Roasts linger on the back of the tongue following a smooth, silky mouthfeel. Very tasty.
masedawg (156) - Statesville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 12, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very black in color, smooth roasted aroma. The beer has a good contengency of roasted flavor and hops and leaves a bitter impression on the palate. Definitely worth a try.