2beerguys (299) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This porter pours a murky black color with a frothy, light brown head. Fair lacing follows a mostly diminishing head. Aroma is of heavy burnt malts. Initial taste is lightly sweet, with a burst of moderate sweetness at the finish with a long duration. Medium body on the mouth, it has a nice creamy finish.
Reviewed on July 13th, 2006.
maddydaddy (6) - Estill Springs, Tennessee, USA - FEB 9, 2007 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep reddish hue with brown highlights. Smells of cocoa powder which transitions nicely to a creamy coffe aroma. A deeply roasted malty smell complements the sweetness of the nose. The flavor begins with sweet chocolaty flavors. This gives way to roasted coffee and nuts. A good hop profile at the finish balances this brew out. Medium bodied but too thin on the palate for the style. The palate falls short of supporting the sweetness. Overall the flavors are pleasantly sweet and balanced well with the hop bitterness. Could use some more girth on the palate but still a decent porter with good drinkability.
FlagstoneHill (215) - Erie, Colorado, USA - JAN 29, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewery. .. Roasty aroma, sweet hints . .. . Rich brown, tall tan head, clear - ruby hints. .. Malty up front, roasty. Thin aftertaste. .. Medium Lt body, light carbonation. Good porter, straightforward. Not super-duper, but tasty. ..
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasty stuff, good coffee smell, smooth going down and black as night! Super thick and tasty!
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 21, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep brown that is basically black unless you hold it up to the light. Half an inch of creamy tan foam. Okay head retention and lacing. Very mild roasted grain in the aroma, but not showing me much.
Starts with a mild sweet flavor - light chocolate, light maple, light roasted grain, and lightly hopped to balance. Behind this, there is yesterday’s coffee flavor. Though it is often a life-saver, I don’t much like yesterday’s coffee when I am drinking it as coffee, but I am okay with the taste when I experience it in a beer. It should not be the most memorable flavor, however this time it was.
Smooth enough and drinkable, gently carbonated.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 18, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black colored, medium sized beige head. Rich aroma with sweet roastiness, chocolate, caramel and even some oaky vanilla in there. Medium bodied. Flavor is more hopped with sweet roastiness and caramel. Bittersweet aftertaste with some biting hops and berries. Creamy palate. Easy to drinki porter, still very enjoyable.
fiulijn (19387) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 15, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Ginger Man, Dallas
Dark brown color. Some aroma of caramel and roasted malt. Smooth mouthfeel, based on the caramel, with some roasted malt.
Tranquillity (1882) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very nice malt aroma, tobacco and sawdust but in a good way. Dark brown with a small white head. Very thick and foamy. Smoke and metal in the taste, but a good beer! Bit weak finish though.
sayravai (4707) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 11, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottled) Very dark brown color with a smallish, lasting head. Aroma of salty licorice, some aromatic hops and roasty malt. Dried-fruity, smooth-malty flavor with salty licorice hints. Medium to full-bodied, smooth-carbonated palate. A smooth and classy stout.
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Some slight chocolate in the aroma.Pours black with not much head.Flavor is milk chocolate and coffee.Medium mouthfeel with some coffee in the finish.