Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - NOV 28, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Whew, Iíd say this oneís underrated. The best plain ole porter Iíve had in a long time. Full of milk thickness, chocolate sweetness, coffee roastedness, and that indefinable porter tang. Rich, sweet, medium-thick/sticky mouthfeel. Really, I enjoyed this too much to make a proper rating, so let this stand as a placeholder until I get another bottle and describe it properly.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - NOV 27, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nearly opaque ruby/brown, light tan head. Roasted coffee, caramel, and faint floral hop aroma. Flavors of coffee, chocolate, and sweet malt. Chewy, surprisingly full mouthfeel. Sweetness lasts well into the finish, although the hops eventually balance it off with barely enough bitterness. A quality, drinkable porter.
Tybalt (206) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice brown head, but doesnít drink as smoothly as it pours. Has some nice subtle roasted flavors, but leaves more to be desired and has a bit of a tangy aftertaste. Still a good beer to try.
pmbigger (6) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 12, 2005 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, pint glass. Thin, quickly dissapating head, maybe a little darker than you would expect for the style. Starts out a little thin, then the chocalte comes in with a very balanced hop profile. Finishes real smooth, taste fades quickly.
awebster (165) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 30, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really one of the best porters Iíve ever had. Thick and dark, a good beer to sip on, and a great example of the porter style. Good body with malts very prevalent in the flavor and finish.
thegreenrooster (3243) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 29, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is a very dark black with no head. Aroma is very chocolatey and rich. Flavor is more of a coffee and dark cocao rich. Over all its ok for the style I canít say its really bad of god but middle of the road.
cfranz (261) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 13, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mmm, tasty. Very dark, nice beige head. Chocolatey and dark roast coffee dominated. I could drink a lot of this. Kind of smoky and sweet.
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 2, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz. bottle. Pours a dark brown with a very small tan head. Quite light in color for a porter. Aroma is chocolate and dark roasted malt. Sweet chocolate malt flavor with some hop bitterness on the finish. Somewhat metallic aftertaste.
timmy300 (203) - bloomington, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
i thought that this beer was overly sweet, i didnít expect a lot, but was still a little disapointed.....not a beer to seek out.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is dark ruby-ish brown with a big nice tan head...smell is somewhat initially yeasty with lots of roasted chocolate too...taste is sweet with some chocolate and other roasty malt flavors...some bread...nice bittersweet finish with somethink metallic in there too...