BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 7, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light smoke and chocolate aroma. Dark black with little head and no lacing, slightly oily. Flavor is very quiet with subtle notes of chocolate. Very astringent on the palate and an unimpressive porter. These guys make good amber, but that's it.
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Interesting...smells of liquid smoke. The roasted barley here smells a lot like the Rogue Smoke. But unlike the Rogue, the malt kind of gets in the way here rather than making the beer. Very thin through the haze - there's just a hint of hops holding your hand a bit; though when all is said and done, the body is remarkably watery - very thin: it's hard to see where the fire was that created all the smoke.
Crit (3191) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 7, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep brown with lasting tan head. Faintly fruity lightly roasted nose. Medium roasted malt palate with light fruit overtones. Light bodied but pleasant
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - NOV 12, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown porter with garnet tones---moderate tan head and light lace...Aroma very light and on the fruity side...Flavors are also lightly fruity with a roasty malt tones riding aside..Carbonation is suitably light, adding smoothness to the mix...Body is fairly thin...The balance is pretty good, but all the flavors seem muted...All told, this is very genteel offering; indeed a bit too much so to be memorable.
jpfrog (130) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - NOV 3, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very fruity porter with a slight smokiness to it. Not much to say, except that it is a good beer that I would definitely drink again.
Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep garnet beer with a quickly dissapearing pale head. The fruitiest porter I have ever had. Strong pear and apricot notes, espically in the aroma. Not my thing when accompanied by the strong coffee flavour which permeates this beer. A thin but creamy palate that made it quite drinkable despite my complaints.
herbstress3 (221) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUL 8, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very rarely do I really enjoy a porter, but I gotta hand it to Mac and Jacks. This is tasty!! Not too roasty, actually pretty fruity