swirl (267) - collingswood, New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This porter poured surprisingly light offering only a deep amber instead of a traditional black. Formed a nice tan head that quickly dissipated. The aroma and taste was that of chocolate (being stronger) and some coffee. This is a rich and tasty beer despite the lackluster appearance.
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 25, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2005 More deep ruby than black in color; pours a short head with minimal, runny lacing. In many respects this beer is more reminiscent of a milk stout; in fact Iím 85% sure they use milk sugar (if I find out they donít then I will add 4 additional Overall points for creative use of malts!). Interestingly, the aroma is quite different - very chocalately in a peaty, porter sense - totally separate from the flavor. A touch of hops in the finish. May be more like a sweet stout but not bad at all!
DavidP (1746) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 10/2004. No head on this guy, not much carbonation either. Molasses and sweet coffee in the aroma, dusty chocolate malt too. Itís unfortunate that there isnít a bit more carbonation, it would help diffuse the aroma which I happen to like. Dried plums drizzled with milk chocolate along with orange zest sums up the flavor, thereís a that tart porter flavor in the finish too. Medium mouthfeel, could use some more carbonation though.
csbosox (1216) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - MAR 20, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle. 58.5į. Pours dark amber with a small off white head. Seems light for a porter. The smell is right, at least. Roasty aroma, with lactic? notes. The taste is malty, bordering on roastiness, a bit nutty, with some hops flavor in the background. There is a touch of lactic sourness. The mouthfeel is thin. The finish has some roastiness, some hops, and a touch of the sourness. Flavor is not too bad, but it al seems a little on the light side, maybe an introductory porter?
badgerben (4354) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color with a medium tan head. Aroma of bittersweet chocolate. Oh yeah, much more of that in the taste. A moderate amount of roasts, not overpowering in the least. Itís not your world famous porter, but a very solid stand by.
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 13, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Out of a bottle. Sort of light brown for a porter. Smells like it has coffee in it. Very creamy mouthfeel. Sweet chocolatey start and a sour finish. Decent porter but nothing to write home about.
TChrome (1397) - Bedford, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours light brown with a quickly dissipating head. Aroma are chocolate and roastiness with a dash of hops. Flavor is sweet chocolate with a late dash of coffee bitterness that sets very nicely. A flavorful easy drinking beer.
1FastSTi (3269) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 7, 2005
3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brew date: 02/10/04. I had this about a year after it. Aroma: Roasted nutty coffee malt. Brown sugar, light vanilla. Appearance: Thin, non-existent head. Dark Brown color. Flavor: coffee roasted malt, long coffee/roasted finish. Initial flavor is weak compared to finish. Palate: light watery body. weak carbonation. Overall, I was disappointed with the palate to flavor mismatch.
skisangelo (60) - Collingswood, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep ruby red with a large tannish head that vanishes very quickly. Mouthfeel is creamy with hints of roasted malts, nuts and coffee in the front and a bitter hops flavor to back it up. I enjoyed it more towards the bottom of the glass then the start.
frankenkitty (1958) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(I love the Left Hand logo.)
This porter has a chocolate malt/raisin aroma. Pours a beautiful dark red with a smal light brown head. (??? I turned around and now the head is gone!) Good balance but has an overall sourness (that didnít bother me). Also a bit nutty with a slight hint of the alcohol.