jcr (2286) - 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 (10874) - 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
rdawson321 (145) - USA - DEC 6, 2005
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent beer. Fairly light bodied for a porter, but a delicious chocolate and molasses brew. Malted and milk notes are fairly present. My favorite brew from Left Hand.
Odeed (1796) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 2, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(another bonus brew from rob’s reality)poured a pretty light body for a porter.lots of amber peaking through the darkness.butterscoth and milk dominated the aroma.loads of butterscotch in the flavor as well.as well as some brown sugar and a tiny little hop bite.
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - NOV 28, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Whew, I’d say this one’s underrated. The best plain ole porter I’ve had in a long time. Full of milk thickness, chocolate sweetness, coffee roastedness, and that indefinable porter tang. Rich, sweet, medium-thick/sticky mouthfeel. Really, I enjoyed this too much to make a proper rating, so let this stand as a placeholder until I get another bottle and describe it properly.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - NOV 27, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nearly opaque ruby/brown, light tan head. Roasted coffee, caramel, and faint floral hop aroma. Flavors of coffee, chocolate, and sweet malt. Chewy, surprisingly full mouthfeel. Sweetness lasts well into the finish, although the hops eventually balance it off with barely enough bitterness. A quality, drinkable porter.
Tybalt (212) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice brown head, but doesn’t drink as smoothly as it pours. Has some nice subtle roasted flavors, but leaves more to be desired and has a bit of a tangy aftertaste. Still a good beer to try.
pmbigger (6) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 12, 2005 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, pint glass. Thin, quickly dissapating head, maybe a little darker than you would expect for the style. Starts out a little thin, then the chocalte comes in with a very balanced hop profile. Finishes real smooth, taste fades quickly.
awebster (165) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 30, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really one of the best porters I’ve ever had. Thick and dark, a good beer to sip on, and a great example of the porter style. Good body with malts very prevalent in the flavor and finish.