ross (2008) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - NOV 2, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
not very much head on the pour. dark brown color. smells rich with coffee and chocolate essence. taste is sweet and coffee like. finishes pretty dry, but its well worth it. a pretty damn fine porter, not the best ive had, but by no means the worst.
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - NOV 2, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown with a kind of choclate flavor. Also a dark roabust nut flavor. Very good. Has little to no head.
heykevin (1272) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - OCT 31, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown. Choclatey, grainy aroma. Plenty of roast in the flavor, some milky sweetness. More graininess in the flavor, some milky sweet-sour character. Very average.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown, small tan head. Soft and a bit mellow aroma of cocoa, chocolate and lemon. Cocoa and dark roasted grains in flavou r with a small flowery note. Quite thin body. Cocoa and light coffee in finish.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2007 Looks good, smells good, tastes ok, but the mouthfeel is thin at every temperature range. Drinkable, but not too much more than average.
jigglyjock (161) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 19, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2005 A nice porter just lacking slightly with the chocolate and coffee undertones. Still an impressive microbrew though
shadey (1823) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 13, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2008 Pour was brown with a little head. This was quite disapointing. Pretty watery with only a little roast in the flavor and aroma. Nothing special at all. 4/3/4/3/11.
RERATE: 12oz. Pour is very dark, almost black, but there is red highlights when its held up to the light. Aroma is rich dark chocolate but there is also something more - maybe a touch of fruitiness. Flavor is also quite chocolaty, but the finish is the dark fruit that actually has a bit of tangyness that is nice. 7/3/8/3/17
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - OCT 11, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours darkish brown, not completly solid black, with little or no head. It’s got a sweet roasted malt aroma, chocolate, and vanilla are very noticable. The flavor is roasted and nutty with a light coffee and nice vanilla presence. It finishes medium bodied with a slightly roasted bitterness.
screwball (1098) - Motala, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown in color. A great aroma of toffee. A little nutty aroma as well. A tasty beer and a good one!
rickgordon (3831) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, Stockholm Beer Festival.
Transparent brown. Big toffee nose, and nutty. Rich malty flavour, a little bock-like, with a clear nuttiness. Medium bitter and seemingly well balanced.