HogTownHarry (6373) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (12oz). Courtesy of my Secret Santa. Deep ruby-brown, clear, smallish beige head. Nice rich nutty/chocolate roast malt aroma, lactic and vaguely hoppy. Decent nutty taste, not too sweet, enough hops to impart a bitter finish, somewhat mild. Avearge porter body, dry, lightly astringent, medium finish - good mid-level porter, not exceptional.
jefcon (1595) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brownish porter with sacchirine aromas of toffee, chocolate, and coffee. Good chocolate taste, but light. The hop bitterness and the chickory backing begin to show through as the beer warms. Hope on the finish. All in all, palate is too light to showcase the good flavors working here.
IrishBoy (4071) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 3, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On my first wiff of the aroma i detected some hoppiness which faded into a more normal, molasses and coffee porter nose. It is transparent dark brown with a tiny tan head, Flavor favors coffee with chocolate hints and a tiny hop finish.
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a decent head. Seems mild for a porter. Light aroma and flavor of coffee and roasted malts. Not too shabby.
kreepindeth (404) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 19, 2006
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wonderful little beer. Initial taste is sweet and malty. Body is relatively bold with a nice molasses taste and slight bits of coffee. Goes down extremely smooth.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark black color with a large creamy brown head. Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Sweet chocolate flavor, some roasted hints.
Rballs01 (282) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2006
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I enjoyed this one a lot. Reminded me faintly of the Milk stout. Very similar characteristics. Great color, a nice rich thick body for a porter. The aftertaste was sweet and creamy. Delicious.
jetzler (622) - oklahoma city, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 5, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle Cold Pint Glass. Served cold at Electro Loung in OKC. Good sweet nose to it with barely noticible hops. Definite chocolate and malt smell. Pours a very slow dark chocolate color with almost no head. Slighty sweet taste, fairly dark roast malt tastes, with just a touch of hop. Not bad but I have definately had better porters but not to bad.
notalush (5637) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 3, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from santa - pours a medium ruby hue, looking more like a dark brown ale or an abbey dubbel - chocolate malt dominates the aroma, with not much else going on (kind of smells like chocolate malt thrown into some hard water) - quite well-bittered for the style, tasting almost like a porter/esb hybrid - chocolate and a slight herbal quality are prominent throughout the flavor - smokey, almost ashy finish - nothing spectacular, but worth drinking at least once.
Tejas (973) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good aroma that fits the style. No head. Good chocolatey flavors. Needs more body and more roastiness. Not bad but not great either. Nevertheless, I’ll give it another try to be sure I’m not missing something.