nolankowal (936) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2006
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with deep crimson along the edges an a small light tan head. The aroma is kind of awkward...both milk chocolate with some light moldy characteristics make the nose a bit uninviting...but nothing to terribly off putting. The flavor is nice, roasty...with flavors of liquorice, caramelized sugar, and coffee with chocolate dominating. Malty, almost a bit clumpy at times over the tounge witha light bittersweet toasty finish. Nice porter despite a few minor flaws.
mddawso (89) - Normal, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt. Flavor of chocolate and coffe. Taste is all roasted malt, not very balanced. Malt lovers rejoice!
fishman127 (4) - USA - MAR 29, 2006 does not count
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light aroma but a great finish. Came from a bottle with the and had a chocolate taste with a little coffee and caramel. Extremely enjoyable, would definately buy this beer again.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 26, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2012 Pours dark mahogany with a thin tan head. Aroma of roast coffee, chocolate, and alcohol. Taste is lightly roasty with notes of chocolate, caramal, and toffee. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly oily with lush carbonation. Soft mouthfeel without being watery. A straightforward, perhaps simple porter, but also quite enjoyable.
Pours reddish brown with a thin wispy tan head. Notes of chocolate, toasted malt, licorice. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
morrdt (715) - Dirty Mo’, North Carolina, USA - MAR 24, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Light aroma, poured a cola like color with a light white head. Nice flavoring of chocolate, licorice, and coffee. Malt finish. A little light on the palate. Solid Porter though.
decaturstevo (5342) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 18, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap it came to me too cold and with a light tan decent head. I couldn’t pick up much on the aroma besides the light malt and chocolate. It was a smooth drinking beer with a light initial sweetness and a light to medium bitter finish. As with most porters it got better as it got warmer, very good beer.
stoutchap (416) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2006
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light aroma, poured a cola color with some head. Nice flavor, chocolate, licorice, and coffee notes. Malt finish. A little light on the palate. Solid Porter though.
oldrtybastrd (3222) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep dark brown color. Aromas of chocolate, coffee and a hint of hops. Flavor light chocolate, coffee, and a touch of tobacco. Medium body with a smooth dry finish.
dp (608) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really enjoyed this one. Really was easy to drink, did not give me the fullness that I associate with a porter. Highly recommend.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 18, 2006
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Clear dark brown color with thin tan head. Not much aroma other than a subtle hint of tootsie roll. The lack of nose contradicts the rich and complex flavor. These include chocolate, anise, root beer, cola, and coffee. Slightly sweet with a finish again reminiscent of cola.