Shag (2655) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - FEB 1, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This poured a black color with a beige head. The usual suspects in the aroma with chocolate ruling over the coffee. A roasted coffee flavor with a decent amount of bitterness. Not much sweetness shows up in this one. A rather full bodied porter but nothing that stands out from others. Overall pretty good.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 1, 2006
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 17/20
Quality. This is so rich and thick, it’s 2/3rds of the way to a stout. And it’s really roasty. Nice. They sure didn’t skimp on ingredients.
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - JAN 30, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz - bottled on 9/14/05 - Aroma is roasted chocolate malt and very nutty. Cola appearance with small head and great lacing. Flavor is thin at first with nuttiness, the roasty malts kick in at the end. Palate is a bit thin. It is alright, but more of a brown ale than a porter in my book and the thin palate kills it.
aracauna (3189) - Georgia, USA - JAN 23, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The extremely dark ruby body has an almost purple cast to it. The small head fades quickly. The aroma is intensely milk-chocolatey with some dates and brown sugar. The flavor is sweet, but the body is relatively light. Not a bad porter at all.
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - JAN 20, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A little light and sweet for the style, but the alcohol has a sneaky punch. A very syrupy malt that most of left hands brew seem to have. But well balanced and quaffable
Tmoney99 (11587) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours black color with an average rocky off-white head that diminished quickly. Heavy roasted malt and chocolate aroma. Medium body. Moderate roasted sweet flavor with a small bitter finish of average duration.
Nate (3806) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is sweet and malty, sort of like a chocolate malted beer milkshake. Mild licorice and coffee. Dark reddish brown clear with a thin off-white lacing head. Light bodied with light carbonation, milky and smooth. Starts malty and sweet, with notes of chocolate malted milkshake, mocha, and milk sugar. Light roasted grains, mild coffee, and dry nuttiness. Finish is a little drier, with mild chalky hop bitterness. Not hash, and the after is reaaly clean for a porter. Enjoyable.
jcr (2278) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Decent porter except the finish is a little too crisp. Sweet, malty aroma with hints of chocolate, nuts. Flavor starts sweet and nutty exposing tastes of chocolate, brown sugar, roasted malts. Slightly bitter finish. Medium body with bubbly carbonation.
Ratman197 (10678) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 11, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a small amber head. Aromas of licorice, chocolate, and hints of coffee. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of chocolate, coffee, a bit of roastiness, and carmel with lightly sweet, clean finish.
peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong scents of chocolate with a tiny coffee presence. First sip brought emeories of nestle quick. Mildly bitter afters. Heavly carbonated