21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - JUN 6, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A solid muddy layer of thick head that deteriorates within the minute. Nice Dark chocolate hue for the body. Oakish nuts followed up by heavy chocolate and its almost like there is a hint of rasberry right on the tip of the nose. Very thick flavors full of nuts, chocolates, carbonation and a hint of burntness. Very rich in all of the good flavors.
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JUN 2, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This porter pours a deep black color with a small, mostly diminishing tan head. The aroma is full of roasted malts with chocolate and coffee hints. Medium body with soft carbonation, the mouthfeel is smooth and mildly creamy. The flavor is roasty with chocolate and coffee undertones. The finish is slightly bitter but mostly malty and full of chocolate flavors. A good porter.
BeaverBrown (245) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 10, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black with a large frothy brown head that looks like a rootbeer float and is slowly diminishing. Smells of malt and coffee. Taste like roasted malt nad coffee. Has a light to medium body.
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 10, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured pure black with a nice deep tan head that was thick and frothy. The aroma is of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts with a light alcohol and a hint of vanilla. The flavor is chocolate up front followed by bitterness and a coffee and sweetness in the aftertaste. Rich and yummy. Maybe a little thin.
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 (2606) - 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 (11163) - 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 (2826) - 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. It’s slightly sour and has an oily thickness in the body. Sufficiently roasty and pleasant. Worth trying. Has won many awards.
Indra (2558) - 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!