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.
cazort (497) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2005
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2008 (On tap in Newark and Lancaster, also in Lancaster on Nitrogen) Overall a mediocre porter. About the right amount of bitterness. Dark in colour, but much too thin, almost watery. There was not enough roast--overall there wasn’t enough flavour. Porters are supposed to be rich and filling; this one is far from it. However, I might add this is still a pleasant beer. When I had this beer on nitrogen, I thought it was quite awful. An unpleasant aroma emerged that made the beer barely drinkable. This contributed to me knocking the overall rating down by 2 points. I also want to add that I am appalled that this beer is rated in the 87th percentile. Do people who use this site have awful taste or what? It’s getting to where I can barely trust any of the ratings at all.
PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A slightly above average porter with notes roasted malt all the way through it. A little lighter in body than I normally find but nonetheless very drinkable. The finish is finely bitter with some toffee in there as well.
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[At GABF 2004] Acopper colored beer with a small beige head. The aroma is plainly sweet malty, while the flavor is primarily and hoppy, but also somewhat dry from roasted malt.
Nate (3553) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught sample from Iron Hill, West Chester. Tangy acidic bitter smoky nose, some coffee and chocolate. Bit too pungent in nose and takes away from the sweet subtle malts that are underneath. Light medium brown hazy with foamy light tan lacing head. Medium amber body with medium carbonation. Chocolate coffee and roasted grains. Mild milky acidic quality. Burnt malt. Nice carbonic acidity and toffee notes. Finish is bitter and dry roasted grains. Light dry tangy after.
Shag (2559) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - APR 24, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A pretty standard porter. A brownish black appearance with some coffee, caramel, toffee, and chocolate. This one is more on the bitter side. Pretty good.
scoobyluv (504) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2005
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
opaque. couldn’t get a feel for the nose but i tell ya that it tastes like 4 day old coffee left on the burner. i’m about to screw up the curve on the ratings here but you’ll get over it
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 29, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
West Chester. Iron Hill’s best beer. Almost too thick to be a porter, but still a solid beer.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Newark-Dark cherry color with beige lacing. Aroma is very roasted chocolate. Flavor is chocolate coffee with a nice bitter hop bite that’s kept quite tame but flavorful. Great porter.