beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Color is a dark caramel brown, fizzed out foamy head leaving barely any lacing. Smell is of sweet malt and tangy, slightly roasty and soft. Taste is more of the same, lightly robust of drying dark roasted malt with a light presence of hop bitterness. Light and airy, earthy dry bitterness throughout the finish. Feel is a bit thin for a porter, could have some heavier boldness. Its a drinkable porter for sure but I was a little put off by its lightness.
hotstuff (3340) - Indiana, USA - JUN 23, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
When poured into my glass, this brew had a small off-white head with small bubbles that quickly diminished. The lacing with this brew was fair. The body was brown in hue. This brew had a moderate malty aroma along with a mild coffee aroma. It had a mild flavor that was long lasting. The body was light and somewhat watery in my opinion.
thedm (4773) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 22, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This brew poured a small head of fine off-white bubbles and a semi-transparent dark brown body. It had a nice malty aroma and a coffee flavor with some mild roasted caramel notes that was smooth from start to finish.
Suttree (4447) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 8, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Chestnut brown, with an ecru head. Pecans and malt in the aroma. Tastes of chocolate and nuts, like a brownie. Maybe a little alcohol in the flavor, but not enough to be obtrusive. Mellow and flavorful.
DougShoemaker (3148) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Bodega, coffee, chocolate aroma, mahagony, with a small toffee head. Roasted malt, milk chocolate flavours, nutty, good bitterness follows. Medium bodied, nicely balanced. a pretty good one.
beerguy101 (5206) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 18, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown color. Medium head. Aroma is chocolate malts and sweet. A light bodied porter. Malts are chocolate, coffee and sweet. Hops are piney and spicy. Well balanced. Very choclately. Finish is more coffee than chocolate. Finishes a little light for a porter, but still tasty and very drinkable. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
beerbastard (498) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 10, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear reddish brown. Chocolate coffee aroma. A smooth roasted malt taste with a good mouthfeel to it. Clean finish with a little dry coffee. Easy to drink.
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear, dark, reddish brown color with a small, off-white head that does not linger. The aroma is malty sweet with some nice roasted malt and coffee hints. Full bodied with soft carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel, the flavor is initially sweet. The finish is lightly sweet with some roasted tones and a hint of chocolate. This is a very nice porter.
Drinkingdan (371) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice dark color, roasted flavor. Not so much the chocolate malt roasted flavor but a rosted flavor indeed. A little better then average Porter.
Panzuriel (1182) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice dark color with a sweetly malted aroma. Good dark roasted flavor. Full mouthfeel with a round texture. Finishes silkily. Very good beer.