BrewDad (4509) - Olympia, USA - OCT 7, 2006
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[GABF, Denver Co - 2006]
A dark porter with a light brown head. This had some issues and needed some help in malts and brew temps. This is defiantly in need of help. Not the best in my book.
KUEric (867) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2006
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Ugh. Is it the worst porter Iíve had? Quite possibly. A sort of prune and cigarette combination flavor. Looks a little like a brown ale, not a porter, just bad, although it had a head.
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 5, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark reddish-brown colored body with an ivory head. Roasted malts, caramel and hops in the taste. Smooth cool ending, sweet malty aroma.
maniac (3581) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 5, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2009 On tap at Hops in Midlothian, VA on 10/04/2008. Clear dark brown body with a small off-whte head. Light roast and chocolate aroma. Roast and light chocolate flavor with some slight sour hints. Medium light body with moderate carbonation. 7/4/6/3/12 - 3.2
09/05/2006: Dark mohogany body with a small tan head. Sweet roasted malt aroma. Sweet chocolate and roasted malt flavor. 7/4/7/3/14 - 3.5
EValP (30) - Colorado, USA - AUG 4, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Roasted chocolate taste, and dark color, typical light porter really. Roasted malt aroma with dark pour and light head. Served in a frosty mug, it was returned for another. Waitress probably thought badly of me.
fbennett (293) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 30, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a dark brown with a thick tan head. The smell is sweet malty strong caramel, brown sugar, upfront with a slight chocolate backdrop. The taste is sweet and delicious chocolate, caramel, a slight nuttiness followed by a minimal hop balance but still dominated by the almost overpowering sweetness in the porter. Decent for the style and for Florida def recommended when in the Ft. Myers area.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Alexandria, VA - Clear chocolate brown colored ale, light tan creamy head. Soft nose of roasted chocolate, florals, iced tea, and mild coffee. Similar flavors with floral hops combining with a roasted chocolate and citrus tone. Light to medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry, bittersweet finish. Porter for beginners...
SwedeDog (364) - Windsor, Connecticut, USA - MAR 6, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap from a 12oz sample in Manchester, CT. Wait a second ... they think this is a porter?!? Now Iím conflicted ... do I rate it to style, or to what I thought the style was ... Dark mahogany pour with a nice little fluffy head on it. Slightly roasted aroma with a hint of smokiness. Roasty and slightly bitter in the mouth with a slightly sweet, albeit thin, tinge going down. Roasted malts dominate, with grassy hops lagging a bit behind. I guess it was a pretty good tasting brown ale, but if you go in expecting a porter, youíll be dissappointed.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
ON tap at the Palm Harbor (I think thatís where it was maybe Oldsmar..it was on US 19 right near Tampa Rd.) Hopís.
It may be the frozen mug the beertender schlupped this in without asking, but I get a very subdued aroma. Mild roastiness and caramel malts. Dark red/brown (mahagony) color with a quickly fading tan head. Caramel malt dominates the fore..mild hop bitterness and a bit nutty like a brown ale. Similar palate to a brown ale as well. Tasty, but thin with little range.
BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 30, 2005
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught: This is one of those rare few where the appearance is just not even close to what it should be. Clear light brown, totally see through, with a small off-white head. The aroma has a bit of caramel and roasted malt, but it comes through as a very subtle hint of very dark roasted malt - almost like this one was brewed using mostly pale malts and then a touch of roasted barley or black patent just for color. The flavor belays the same impression - subtle hints of bitter roasted malt, caramel, and a tiny hint of coffee. Again, it feels forced. The body is way too thin, almost watery, medium carbonation, finishing watery without aftertaste.