Suttree (5423) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 24, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish black, tan head. Coffee and blueberry (?) aroma. Huge coffee flavors thoughout, with an appealling dry finish. This one is straghtforward and uncomplicated, but tasty. Sampled at the 2005 Asheville Brewer’s Jam.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is black...smell is light coffee...taste is lightly coffee with a watery texture...
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at brewpub. A good looking Porter. Poured a dark brown body with a small medium brown head. A little bakers chocolate in the nose. Somewhat dry chocolate malt and vanilla flavor with a little carmel. Thicker mouthfeel than it first appeared and somewhat oily. Pretty good Porter.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUL 10, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On Draft at Jacksonville’s Follio Weekly Beer and Music Fest. Poured a dark brown to black color with a small, creamy, light brown head. Dark chocolate and caramel aroma. Sweet flavor with lots of chocolate. Full creamy body. Best beer of the Fest!
SpringsLicker (3233) - Tennessee, USA - APR 18, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this one on tap at the Classic City Brewfest in Athens GA.
This starts with a diminished head on a transparent brown body.
Some chocolate in the aroma.
The flavor starts with some light malt sweetness and moves to a slightly tangy finish. Overall it was a little thin and underdone. Almost there.
BeerandBlues2 (10606) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 28, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark nut brown to black with a nice tan head and good lacing. Chocolate and caramel aromas, somewhat nutty nose. Sweet chocolate flavor with a caramel sweetness to the finish. Dark and creamy palate.
hurleymanvw (101) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark beer, very strong nice porter. perfect balance of sweet and bitter. Smoke aroma.....hint of fruit and very smooth. Good beer
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2004
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draight at Moon River:
This is exactly my kind of porter. Balance between bitterness and sweetness mastered to perfection. Sweet aftertaste.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 23, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Caramel, chocolate, coffee malt (M); hint of smoke in the aroma. Deep brown-black body. Moderately sweet flavor becomes a moderately sweet, lightly bitter finish. Medium body, watery/creamy texture, soft carbonation. Some nice dark fruits in the finish. Very mellow. The bottom line is: just doesn’t have any oomph, anywhere.
Aurelius (4603) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice coffee/porter aroma. Dark rootbeer color with lace. Creamy and very, very smooth. Lightly sweet, light fruit, cream and coffee. Finish is mellow and medium long, a little bready. Not overly complex but good acid balance and mild. Very drinkable.