porterdude (170) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUL 20, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Blackish, deep brown pour. Smelled of sweet caramel and subtle chocolate hints. tasted kinda like a schwarzbier to me (spelling?). Had that slightly roasted flavor to it but with a bit more of an alcoholic bite.
Crit (3642) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 20, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep brown, small tan head.Pleasant dry/choc malt nose.Sweet malt profile with a hint of chocolate
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours like root beer. Flavor is serious malt with an acid bite and smokey flavor. A little too malty sweet for this IPA lover. The bottle clearly says this is not a porter or stout, but I tried it anyway. Easy to drink and develops a nice buzz.
DYCSoccer17 (3513) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 5, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Well, I certainly don’t remember saying the quote that Rudy posted, but judging from my handwriting on this rating, it’s extremely possible I said that. Bottle thanks to Tim, sampled with Rudy, Tim, and Sammy. Aroma is slightly roasty and mildly chocolatey with bananas present as well. Semi-transparent mahogany color with a light tan head. The only thing I remember about rating the flavor of this beer is that Sammy told me that "Salty nuts are bad for you"
rudolf (2345) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 4, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
"I try to not get shot so I stay away from Niagara Falls" - Casey
Thanks to Tim. Nose is chocolate, dirty malt, caramel. Flavor is chocolate, tea, lightly fruity with a light chocolate/tea finish.
Sammy (10019) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice aroma, dark appearance, dry, yeast, aggressive carbonation. Roast, chewy, malty. Thanks Tim (IPFreely) for sharing. Quite good and drinkable,cocoa, mult-dimensional and it all comes together
omnivore (270) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 3, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a nice deep translucent brown with a quickly evaporating head. Smells roasted peaty and malty. Smokey flavor the leaves the tongue with a little bit of burnt taste on the back of the tongue. A little watery.
shadey (2020) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 28, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark almost black. But helpd up to the light its a deep red. No head. Big roast aroma. A little chocolaty. Not much flavor, but easy to drink.
Tejas (946) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2005 I’m impressed. I didn’t think I’d like this one but I was wrong. This is very tasty. Roasty coffee flavors and a creamy palate to boot. So far my favorite of all NB beers. Having said that, a creamy lasting head on this would help this one immensely.
fatguys (75) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 19, 2005
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
25 oz. draft at Red’s Old 395 Grill in Carson City, NV (55 beers on tap, yum yum)
Looks much like a stout at firts. Nearly totally black with a creamish head, just slightly lighter than Guiness.
A nice roasted flavor with hints of caramel and brown sugar. Very well balanced with subtle hops and malt flavors. Goes down very smooth. I could have several of these.