mhoster56 (34) - Fleetwood, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. One of the best porters I have ever consumed. Pours nearly as dark as many lighter stouts, and maintains a thin tan head for mere moments after tapping. Flavors of dark roasted coffee, malt, and vanilla are present. The beerís aftertaste can be slightly bitter after the first few sips; however, that subsides rather rapidly after half of a glass. With this porterís modest alcohol content, one can consume three or four of these in an evening without becoming overwhelmed.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 8, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at West Chester. Pours dark brown/ black. Faint aroma of dark roasted malt and vanilla. Initial flavor of very dark, burnt roasted malt, that transitions to a nutty sweetness. Finish has a spicy hop finsih, a little overdone in my opinion. A little too heavy on the burnt malt flavor, but one of the better beers I had the night I was there
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 2, 2006
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Taster on tap at brewpub. Dark brown almost black color. Found this to be very smooth and drinkable...but unimpressive. Donít get much more than a slight, slight roasted malt taste. I like a porter to have more complexity...this is an easy drinking, straight-forward beer.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2007 pours dark with a small tan head, aroma of roasted malts, coffee, and hints of chocolate, the taste is the same with some bitterness, good healthy body and smotth finish.
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(D.raught) Pours a black body with a small off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt and mild coffee with notes of sweetness. Flavor of roasted malt and chocolate.
EithCubes (5071) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2006 Best Porter Iíve had. On tap in Newark. Coffee beans and chocolate, enjoyable bitterness. [3.5]
Re-rate, 650+ beers later: Draught in Newark. Dark pour with ruby edges. Lacing with a light brown head. Smells of chocolate, roast malt, coffee. Tastes the same. Light-bodied, slightly watery. [3.3]
TomDecapolis (4526) - Milton, Delaware, USA - NOV 9, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap the Media location. Pours a dark brown with some reddish amber coming through when held up to the light. Great lacing tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Flavor of milk chocolate, sweet roasted malts with a slight hop bitterness to help balance.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Muted roastiness. Deep black with a decent head. Roasted coffee beans, toasted and burnt bread and some mild chocolate notes. Great classic porter.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 14, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown almost black with an ok deep beige head. Aroma is mostly chocolate malt, backed by a bit of roast, some toasted malts, and some nuts. Flavor is a traditional porter with that porter-like tang to it. Lots of smooth chocolate, a bit fruity, and even a hint of anise in there as well. Finish is pretty smooth.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
North Wales location. Muddy brown color body with a light tan head. Aroma and flavor are chocolatey with medium roasted coffee, a note of cinnamon, some dark fruitiness, and licorice. Medium sweet with low bitterness. A good porter.