SpringsLicker (3236) - Tennessee, USA - APR 20, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich creamy long lasting head on an almost opaque black beer. Strong light reveals rich red highlights. Smoky maltiness in the aroma which is deep and soft. Rich chocolatey , malt flavor. Very well done Porter.
maltdog (621) - Colorado, USA - APR 20, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opaque, dark cola-colored, almost black; fluffy tan head with poor to average lacing. Enticing aromas of toasted almonds, toffee, chocolate mousse, black jellybeans, and spicy metallic hop. My tongue is coated with sweet molasses malt, followed by a blade of sharp herbal hops, unsweetened baker's chocolate, and black toast bitterness. Smooth, almost creamy palate fades into a dry and tannic finish. The spicy hops remain to underscore a chewy, roasty aftertaste that is softened by a touch of caramel.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Utra dark, hardly any light passes through my glass. The nose is sweet and full of molasses and sweet malt. The palate is grainy and flavorful. This is a nice and roasty porter with loads of coffee, chocolate, nuts, and malt. Long chocolate finish that lingers. This porter is full of flavor and very drinkable.
3fourths (8498) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 11, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of sweet oats and vanilla, with some musty grains as well. Soft and milky initial mouthfeel, then a bit abrasive in the swallow. Creamy flavors of smoke, stout-like chocolate malts, and some vanilla. Not bad. Thanks to Suttree for sending the bottle.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - APR 7, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown/black color with tan head. Light creamy stout aroma with a balanced rich flavor profile. Chocolate milk & coffee. A touch of hops rounds it out. Decent finish that coats your palate in its lightly hopped story.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear and very dark ruby body. Medium quickly dimnishing tan head. Aroma is sweet, grainy, and chocolately. The flavor is nice, definitely a porter leaning towards a stout. Roasted malt and hop bitterness is balanced by a decent amount of malty sweetness. The body is medium creamy and with a slight lingering bitter finish.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice black color,small tan head that faded quickly leaving just a faint bit of lace.The aroma was Malty and chocolate with some hint of coffee and possibly fruit but since i have a cold it's hard to actually put my finger on some of these aroma's.Malty taste with a mild sweet side up front,chocolate and then a slight bitterness coming on towards the end.This is a very nice brew better then i expected,and it gets better as it warms up with a better chocolate and malt coming through.Makes me wish i had a few more of this one.Thanks to Suttree for sending this brew my way.
BBB63 (6396) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 3, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Atlanta Gathering: deep brown with reddish creamy off-white head and some lace. The aroma hints of roasted malts, mocha and coffee, piney and aromatic hops. The taste starts malty and sweet with a nice big hoppy undertone, very good balance. The finish displays a nutty and smoky nature. Thin bodied but solid enough, slightly biting mouthfeel. Quaffable but does show any oatmeal qualities. Worth a try.
Holdwine (1116) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great porter with only one minor problem- a little too much carbonation leads to a slightly poprockish feel. Otherwise, this is a winner.Minor tannish head. Very full bodied porter with all those wonderful chocolates, tofee, etc... you would expect. Drink up!
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light tan head and thick, black color. Very hoppy nose, some malt/oat notes in the nose. Not as malty as I expected, again very hoppy throughout flavor profile. Significant body presumably contributed by oatmeal. Somewhat creamy with coffee notes. A good beer, but not very oatmealish or porter-like. More like a black IPA. Weird, but not bad.