GregClow (3013) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rating #1800! Bottle from Premier Gourmet in Buffalo. Thanks to rudy for picking it up for me. Deep ruby-brown with a moderate tan head. Big, roasty aroma with notes of coffee, bitter cocoa, burnt sugar and oak.Slightly thin mouthfeel, but appropriate for the style. Fantastic flavour of dark chocolate, malted milk and slightly over-roasted coffee, with a lactic twinge and some alcohol warmth in the moderately dry finish. A bit strong perhaps, but pretty fine otherwise.
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 22, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma was a huge roast, some bread, and coffee. The flavor was heavily roasted, then switched to bread, and finished with more coffee. There was some flavor in between the roast and bread that I can’t place (cardboard?). Good body lots of malt.
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAY 22, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pitch black colour. Yummy sweet roasted malty chocolate coffee aroma. Great flavour of roasted malt, nroasted caramel, dark chocolate, coffee, bit of dark fruits and hops. Roasty bitter finish. TOP BREW.
HogTownHarry (6322) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (500ml). Poured oily opaque black with slight reddish highlights and a solid, lasting light brown head. Oddly sweet and floral hop aroma, very light milk chocolate malt, a little coffee character. Lovely smooth chocolate roast malt taste, lactic and lightly nutty, mild floral hop and alcohol bitterness in the finish. Silky mouthfeel, very nicely carbonated, with gentle lactic acidity in the fairly short finish. Very nice, somewhat more warming than many porters, easy to drink
waolsen (1371) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - MAY 17, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. black iwth creamy tan head. aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, coffee. bitter coffee, sweet choolate, rich malts, fresh hops. very rich with great bitter finish. nice brew.
IPAndy (120) - minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 16, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown/black with tan head. Lacing throughout. Aroma has some nuts, chocolate, roasted malt, some alcohol. Flavor has burnt chocolate, somewhat sweet. Hazelnut maybe. Creamy finish and a very nice tartness that makes you pucker. Loses some points overall because of relative high alcohol.
Beerdedone (3008) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black in color with a light tan head. Nice complex aroma of roasted malts, coffee, with a hint of chocolate. Flavor was sweet and rich with bittersweet chocolate and coffee. Nicely balanced with a roasted malt finish. Very nice
Bartzilla (580) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 13, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty damn good porter. I was somewhat expecting something more British or European, but this ended up tasting almost like a Black Marlin porter. Delicious, easy to drink and nice label. Thanks Naven! Good call on that one.
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - MAY 12, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
16.9 oz bottle, purchased at Holiday wine cellar. A damn fine porter. Dark, rich black color. Aroma and flavor are of espresso coffee. Actually, this tasted like an iced espresso. The finish was very hoppy. Actually, the hops reminded me of many of the west coast beers. Possibly Centennial hops. Awesome.
IrishBoy (3967) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 12, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Liquid Solutions;Nose of chocolate, light mocha, and some hops; dark brown with a small tan head and lots of bubbles in the liquid on the sides of the glass; flavor of hop bitterness, coffee, and toastiness; body is light medium with a nice bitter hop finish. Very good hoppy Porter!