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Once again MacTarnahan's redefines "smooth". Striking a perfect balance between the classic Northwest and Celtic styles, Blackwatch is a remarkably distintive new style of porter. With expert use of malted barley, unmalted grains and oatmeal, Blackwatch Cream Porter delivers unforgettable rich taste and smooth texture.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
joet (2188) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - SEP 26, 2001
Low-medium effervescence but perhaps still too much fizz and foaming for a beer that claims to be incomparably ’smooth’. Dark coffee and lactic flavors. Plenty of hop and wet, mineral flavors. I’d really like to taste this on tap sometime. I bet it’s much better. MacTarnahan’s is one of my favorite macro micros.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
amceachern99 (70) - Albany, Oregon, USA - SEP 24, 2001
Very Good

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 23, 2001
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2003 The beer pours that magical color to me, black with hints of garnet, the head prodigious in size, the texture frothy, the color light chocolate. After the head erodes it leaves a thick glutinous sheet to seal off the glass. The nose is lightly toasted malt, sweet, as is the start, top skimpy, finish has a nice hop presence, carbonation light, the aftertaste dry and lingering. Drinkable as porters go, maybe a beginner’s dark beer, but lacks any real interest for me, as it has little body and little bite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
THE BEER BARON (275) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 11, 2001
Another great beer from Portland Brewing. Not as strong as the average Porter, but I think that made it easier to drink alot more of this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
The Friar99 (222) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 11, 2001
The aroma is a little weak, as is the aftertaste. But overall, I thought it was pretty good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 5, 2001
Big, foaming, solid head is this beer’s best feature. Roasted coffee-bean aroma. Bitter-chocolate flavor is a bit...tired, for lack of a better word. Too hoppy at the end. Bit light in the body. An inoffensive porter, that just isn’t enough to make me buy it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Murph06 (121) - Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2001
Needed alittle more complexity to be excellent. A good introduction to stouts/porters.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bov (9602) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 9, 2001
very dark, few head, black chocolate aroma, not very malty, roasted with a bitter finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2001
Nice creamy texture but flavor is a little thin for style. It does have a good smoky flavor as expected. All in all pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fraternie (826) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2001
Average as porters go. Roasted flavor is there, but seems to sit in the back of my mouth for longer than I enjoy.

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