beerbill (3536) - Laurel, New York, USA - SEP 4, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Ithaca Brewery. I understand from the folks at the brewery they will no longer be brewing this beer and only have a small supply left at the Ithaca Brewery. Pours a dark brown with some reddish highlights when held to a window. Small off-white head. Light aroma of roasted malt and caramel. Flavor was also a bit on the light side with caramel and roasted malt noted along with a touch of bitterness from the hops. I found this beer to be a bit light bodied, especially for a porter.
jb (2298) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at McGregor’s in Rochester, NY. Dark beer with reddish highlights. Standard aromas of coffee and chocolate. Very creamy mouthfeel with a light finish.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2005
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Draft at MacGregor’s in Canandaigua. Soapy aroma with some sourness. Very light for a porter, water in appearance and flavor. Egad…the taste. Slight burnt caramel/toffee, but not in a good way. Unpleasant.
zach8270 (3583) - Henrietta, New York, USA - APR 24, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2008 [draft - MacGregor’s - Henrietta, NY] Clear brown pour that looks red in light. Slight tan head. Very mild aroma, mainly chocolate and some malts. The flavor is very mild as well. There was a slight sweetness in the beginning, but there was not much of an aftertaste. Definitely cleansed the palate.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from the brewery. Pours a medium brown with red highlights, tan head. Aroma of chocolate, some lighter roasted malt. Flavor has a nice chocolaty prescence followed by some nice roastiness. Smooth medium body that finishes slightly dry. Very drinkable. I’ll enjoy the rest of my growler.