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.
Quiver (140) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - SEP 12, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2005 I enjoyed this beer... after a few sips I was dissapporinted. But the more I consumed, the better it got. A small but frothy head. A lillte bitter start, but a great chocolate roasted nut finish. Has a light hint of hops that flickers the tounge
shendrix (478) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 9, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A lovely blend of cracked, roasted barley, wheat, and the eponymous oatmeal to soak up the bitterness. A damn fine brew for daily drinking. Dark and smoky and nevery downletting.
Zeswaft (1614) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 8, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not much of a porter. It has a lot of hops present and they are pretty tasty. There is some slight smoky notes but no coffee or chocolate. As a whole it is a very good beer but not a true porter.
hopscotch (10532) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle... Extremely dark pour (clear ruby when held up to bright light). Small, fizzy, beige head. Both the aroma and flavor are somewhat bland, but unoffensive. Maybe a light touch of chocolate. Light-bodied and lightly creamy with fizzy carbonation. Watery finish. Not bad, but nothing really going on here either.
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 3, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep ruby brown with a medium sized tan head. Some roast malt, caramel, and bittersweet chocolate in the aroma. Mild roastiness with a coffee like astringency, most notable in the finish. Some muted hop bitterness as well which clouds subtle chocolate notes. Mouthfeel is medium and fairly smooth.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - AUG 30, 2005
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This has always been one of my favorites (not sure why I’m just now getting around to rating it). It pours dark with red tinges. The flavor is balanced and robust, with roasted malts, level sweetness, mild hops, and hints of nuts and mesquite. Gotta love it.
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of a friends. Deep dark brown in color with a nice tan fluffy head. Roasty malty aroma. Coffee like roastiness. Malty and hoppy flavor. Chocolate and caramel notes. Nutty. Well balanced. Full bodied beer. Dry finish. Drinkable. Very nice.