Sammy (9981) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sourish and oaky, with coffee grinds. Good dark colour, overcarbonated. Roasty aroma.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is dark brownish black with a thin tan head...smell is roasted coffee and cocoa...taste is strongly roasted coffee...nice, but sort of one sided...
eaglefan538 (2966) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 31, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2005 Update on Cask: Even richer aromas and flavors with a creaminess that was enjoyable. Bumped the aroma, mouthfeel and overall each up one. Cherries disappeared on cask. Pours a dark brown color, short of black, though. Nice medium body that isnít too thick. Head is tan and substantial and the lacing outstanding. Flavor is initially coffee, followed by some cherries and a smooth burnt and dry after taste. Not a bad beer.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - MAY 26, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At North Wales location. Best of the bunch for their regular brews. Bitter chocolate, coffe nose and flavor. Thin body, but tasty.
jcwattsrugger (11670) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
on tap-pours a tan head. Color is brown/black with red. Aroma is coffee, dark malt, chocolate. Taste follows, almost chewy. Not my taste, nicely done.
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 27, 2006
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught sample, Wilmington DE location. Near-opaque dark brown (not really close to black) with a bit of lacing and a tolíble little tan head, well retained....gorgeous, immense roasty nose with plenty of black malt, chocolate, licorice and faint hints of grape skins, an absolute pleasure to keep working on, and noting cherries and dry almonds as it warms...the mouthfeel and flavor donít quite hold up, but there are pleasures in the robust, dry, toasty tastes, with burnt caramel and some ashy tobacco character, and cherry pits....a bit on the thin side for a porter, but not ruinously so....easily the best of the samples I had, very well done.
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.