Tejas (909) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good aroma that fits the style. No head. Good chocolatey flavors. Needs more body and more roastiness. Not bad but not great either. Nevertheless, I’ll give it another try to be sure I’m not missing something.
ph0tik (92) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 21, 2006
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Just tried this at Old C’s. Very black porter. Heavy taste of coffee. Definately do not want to start with this beer, you won’t taste much afterwards. A little too strong for my liking but a decent porter.
MacDaddyOJake (274) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very smooth on the palate. Taste is quite pleasant. Slightly sweet at first followed by lots of roasted flavors, however, none are overpowering. Dry, clean, and slightly hoppy finish distinctive to a London style beer, it fit very well. Overall it was very balanced and easy to drink. I like this one a lot!
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This porter pours black with minimal head. The aroma is of roasted malts and coffee. The taste follows, with a dry coffee flavor that doesn’t overwhelm. Nothing really sticks out in this porter, but it is very drinkable and balanced. "
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 4, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Refreshing to try a porter patterned after an English style. Initially all I taste is dark fruits, follwed by some very lightly roasted coffee, malt and caramel. Has a bit of a heavy feel on the palate, sweet with just a hint of herbal hops.
cewldre (268) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark pour, nearly black. I could taste a little but of coffee and chocolate flavor in there, some roastiness seemed to be present, but not overpowering by any means. My bottle seemed like it may have been slighlty watered down, but still good none the less.
noelcb (271) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Near black, off-white thin head, dissipates quickly, little lace. Aromas of dark fruit, brown sugar, anise, malt, coffee and cola. Flavors of cola, malt sugar, toffee, and raisinettes mingle with coffee malt, and bitter and herbal hops. Slightly thick palate. Sweet as porters go and not too carbonated. Reminded me of St. Peter’s Old Style Porter.
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - JUN 15, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is very choclately, with light coffee, dark chocolate, bit of espresso. Body is black with a cream colored head. Taste is slightly watery, but nice and sweet with milk chocolate, black patent, and a very light hop accent.
FridgRaider (108) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice head, went away quickly. Very roasty and malty, good. Very very good. Like to get again.
uclaw2007 (4) - USA - MAY 25, 2006 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nice foamy head which dissipated after a few minutes. Not particularly aromatic upon opening, yet nice on nose after pour. Not as dark as some other porters that I like (Edmund Fitzgerald to name one), but very malty, roasty, and tasty. A little thin on the palate, but makes up thinness in tastiness. I like this porter, and would consider it as my second (a distant second) to the EF. I will definitely by again.