TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 1, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this on tap at a local pub. Wow, what a tasty beer. Beautiful brown color with a nice flavor. Mmmmmm.
awaller05 (304) - Sharon, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 12, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A great finish to a great night. Had on tap at the Olive room at the Monona Hilton in Madison. Nice brown cloudy liquid with a tan brown head. First taste is like a nice shot of warming liquid. Finished with gusto and ordered another.
tomxcs (320) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 13, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong scotch malt flavors and almost smokey peaty flavors. Bitter woody flavor in a way; thick like hot chocolate without the flavor. Just plain strong overall.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 31, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber with a moderate light tan head. Aromas of rich caramel, with mild malt and peat. Smooth and rich in feel. Malty flavors dominate the front, strong and warming feel. Peat and earthy flavors continue. Finish is quite malty and a touch grainy. Just a down to earth, no holds barred, scotch ale
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - SEP 7, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Festival tap: cascading brown with thin head. Scotch malt nose is strong as is the malt in the flavor, dry and grainy. Slightly bitter finish.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 6, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Glug, glug, glug, goes the growler...(yeah, Iím the original SeeíníSay of beer, folks).. .and it pours a plummy brown, like rich molasses, and the creamy tan head has a sturdy presence and beckons one to come further, to make better acquaintance with this brew.
Aroma, richly roasty, yet still soft, and redolent with lightly bittersweet espresso and mocha connotations... just how I like my porters, how did they know?
Oh, very smooth on the tongue, in the palate and down the throat, sweetly slides over the sense, damnably drinkable. Body is full, finish is sweet, a touch thick, and finally drying, crisp and neat. This continues anew with each at occasion that lip meets glass. Amazing flavor, and carbonation is so light, the mouthfeel so perfect that I would have no problem knocked this 64 ounce jug back in one session...this tastes "brilliant", screw those crappy cartoon micks in the Guinness commercials!
Itís got me wishing I were residing more Easterly than I do, in order to easy access to a great porter like this.