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 that’s where it was maybe Oldsmar..it was on US 19 right near Tampa Rd.) Hop’s.
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) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, 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.
Pailhead (5732) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap: Aroma of sweet roasted coffee. Appearance is way too light for a porter. Transparent reddish-brown with a small off-whitehead. Caramel and light roastiness up front and some hints of sourness in the middle. Light coffee in the finish. Rather thin. Doesn’t taste too bad, but really lacking in appearance and mouthfeel for a porter.
omhper (21408) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2005
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at the Pembroke Pines, FL location. Very dark brown. Roasty coffee aroma. Medium dry with clean hard mouthfeel. Fairly hoppy and grapefruity with long salty finish. The flavours are all there, but the malt profile/mouthfeel is hard and lifeless.
Smoke3Smokes (72) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - AUG 14, 2005
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
go gators. drank this in gator country and got a damn good buzz off it. I dont think it is made of gator.
hopdog (9940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Bradenton location. Poured a medium to dark mahogany color with a small head. Caramel and lighter chocolate in the aroma. Stronger chocolate and some roasted malts in the taste.
nick76 (4315) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is a good beer. It has a roasted chocolate taste that is a little weak but the hop bitterness is in there. A good beer to have with pork or pasta. Sweet roasted malt aroma. Light brown color.
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Thanks to the Hops Grillhouse and Brewery for serving a minor. Deep brown in color with hints of ruby when held up to the light. Poor head retention with little to no lacing. Served way too cold.
The aroma was very bad! Not much to speak of. No hop presense in the aroma. Barely anything.
Very low hop presense which is the low point of the beer but a full malt body makes up for it. Hints of chocolate, alcohol, roasted coffee and roasted malts. A really "sweet" porter. Smooth finish but a little too smooth. Needed more of a hop bite on the tongue.
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Manchester CT location, Deep garnet pour with again no head dur to bartender error. Roasted malt aroma, dark chocolate. Nicely roasted malt flavor. Chocolate again, good lacing on the glas. Nice bitternedd along the middle.
DYCSoccer17 (3498) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 18, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Manchester, CT location. Roasty, rich, sweet chocolatey-milk aroma. Mildly hazy dark mahogany color with some transparency. Small tan head. Start is coffee/chocolate with roasted notes. Middle is pretty grainy and a tad thin. Needs some more smokiness.