baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - NOV 5, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with mahogony glints at the edges. Quickly dying head of light khaki various sized bubbles. Sticky aroma of toasted barley, molasses, and toasted marshmallow. Citrus hops play a minor role with even lighter hints of chocolate, earth, and fruit. Sweet with an airy bock-like finish. Finish is a moderate bitter with banana and roast lingering. OK porter.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2006 This one was a porter. Dark ruby-brown with a frothy tan head. Caramel and mocha aromas. Dark chocolate and caramel flavors. Some noticeable alcohol. Elements of a chocolate liqueur. A medium-bodied porter with some fizziness on the palate.
legion242 (2071) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2003
2.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep garnet. Moderate head. Nose of licorice- I HATE licorice. Almost stout-like. Very silk like mouthfeel. Small hint of chocolate.
omhper (18350) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled (at the Rate Beer gathering at Flying Saucer, Addison).
Very dark brown. Raisin aroma. Clean and rather light bodied with velvetty finish. Plain, but enjoyable.
Nuffield (3542) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not very impressive. Overcarbonated, and malty but not rich. It grows on you a bit, with some nuttiness, but set against any beer with flavor....
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - MAR 22, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark amber, small head. Nutty smell and flavor, unusual for a winter beer. I would say more but I fear that my rating is slightly contaminated by the fact that I did not sufficiently rinse my tasting glass, which contained a Rogue Chocolate Stout 5 minutes before...anyone who has drank one knows what I'm talking about! ;)
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2003
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sludgey dark brown in color with a thin, whispy head. I liked the aroma, sweet, nutty malts...taste didnt pack enough punch though....almost a little thin and lacking heartiness for a porter....I dont even see why it is classified as such.
beerbumble (42) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 28, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great taste with a perfect amount of alcohol to warm you up. Tastes like a dark and more alcoholic brown ale.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - JAN 17, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black color. Medium head. Aroma is chocolate and malts. Deeply roasted chocolate malts. Chocolate and coffee predominate. A medium bodied porter. Chocolate throughout, there are also some spices going on here. Nutmeg and allspice? Nice tasting beer. Very drinkable. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is malty sweet with a very slight bitterness. The coffee flavor lingers on.
Zach Diesel (906) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 12, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
choclate aroma, fairly light bodied with choclate malt head to toe