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.
TheOrange (479) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice opaque black body, think tan foamy head. The head disappears very quickly. The aroma malty, chocalety and nutty. A very hoppy porter, there are hints of chocalte, and the roast is very noticable. The finish lingers a bit, but no real after taste. The Malt could be stronger. not a bad beer.
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Pours a clear, orangey brown with a creamy, off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt. Surprisingly light-bodied with notes of roasted malt - hard roasted - and then a typical ashy edge. Dry finish. 220406
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 8, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Sweet malty aroma like most porters. Black body but held to light a deep red. Small tan head that disipated quickly. Thin body texture with sweet flavor up front and choclate chalky flavor in the finish. Not a bad brew overall.