Pailhead (4236) - Brownstown, 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 (18348) - 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 (8225) - 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 (4126) - 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 (1863) - Loveland, 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 (582) - 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 (3157) - 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.
mongkut4 (132) - Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty drinkable beer. I would prefer more malt and less hops. Overall the closest thing Hops serves to what I like.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark Brown Coloring. No Head. Malt, Roasts. Very Average Porter, not Bad. Beats some of the other stuff at this Brew Pub.