SpaceMonkey (182) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 21, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light, and almost milk chocolate, it wraps around the nose like a candy bar dipped in coffee. An excellent scrumptous thick beige head stays the course, floating over a deep black pool of mysterious mud brown liquid. Creamy and roasted with just a touch of fruitiness, this wraps around the insides of you're mouth in a subtle seductive way. This is not obnoxious, but very balanced...a very nicely done porter.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - JAN 20, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Huge smokey aroma...one of the smokiest porters I've tried. The flavor was full of roasted chocolate, smokey bacon, and just a hint of hops bitterness. Almost stoutish, this porter is big in every way. Great!
DaSilky1 (2604) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2003 completely opaque blackness on the botton of the sea...foamy tan waves...aroma was powdery with cocoaness, coffee, roasted egg shells..flavor gleamed organic with bitter roasted cocoa covered egg shells...green bean vegginess...
argo0 (10388) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 12, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark muddy brown. Aroma and taste are semi-sweet chocolate, little roastiness that sneaks in. Little bitterness in the aftertaste, fairly smooth texture.
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 13, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer straddles the line between a porter and a stout, though I believe porter is its true classification. Itís slightly sour and has an oily thickness in the body. Sufficiently roasty and pleasant. Worth trying. Has won many awards.
Indra (2476) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 21, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of vanilla, lightly roasted coffee and chocolate. Brown-black color with a nice enough head. Profile has some hazelnut, more choco-coffee, and a very substantial, roasty malt backbone. Some complexity. Finish is fairly dry, with some hop showing through the surprisingly dense maltiness. Medium body. Robust indeed. Thanks to Gusler for 22 oz. of this beer!
Gusler (2654) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 24, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
As black as midnight, the head is large, frothy, long lasting and the lace is in sheets. Nose is malt, light toasted grains, caramel, light chocolate and coffee tones also noticed, íPorter or Stoutí I vote for a Robust Porter, much along the lines of Oakcreek Pullman, and Great Divide St. Brigitís, very robust and somewhat stout like, but lacks the thickness and deep roasted grain taste and aroma of a stout. Front is sweet, the top is medium, the finish is dry, nicely hopped, acidic and a decent íRobust Porterí
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 30, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Having just turned 21 and actually looking for different beers, porters have become my favorite, and when I saw the label of this one, touting many rewards it had one on itís label, I thought I found a winner. Not really a true porter, very sharp and slightly hoppy. Actually, I was very dissapoited, although not horrible, it wasnít that good either.