philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Porter--2001 12 oz. Bottle. 4.50% ABV. (4.0 / 5.0 ) Creamy light tan head. Hazy black red brown color. Light roasted floral chocolate front. Creamy textured sweet dry body has roasted rich flavors. Cloying end with crusty texture and mild hop spice citrus. Sampled 6/13/2001.
DarkElf (3050) - La Jolla, California, USA - FEB 17, 2004
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A yeasty and dark roasted aroma greets the nose immediately, and the flavor of the beer follows through accordingly; The dry, dark roasted flavor is moderately bitter and strong; A rather prominent and unpleasant yeasty flavor and a slight spiciness are on display throughout, and detract considerably; Hops seems pretty subdued; Opaque and almost black in color; Dark tan, creamy head has good size on the pour and exhibits solid retention and lacing
3fourths (8799) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 16, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with a light brown/burgundy head. Rich, spicey aroma of scotch, wood and grapes. Extremely too carbonated on the mouth, makes it feel like you're drinking cola. Tastes like cold, carbonated coffee
21iceman40 (1735) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 28, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Motor oil black with a solid amount of spit on tha top. Has an aroma of chocolate and mushrooms. Really smooth, with some choco and roasted walnut notes and some grease fried mushrooms. Not bad.
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 19, 2003
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Weird woody note throughout on this one. Pretty chocalatey, but that damn wood ruins it. Not good. Orchard Street is dreadful, outside it's pale ale.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 30, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured and looked great! Black-brown, totally opaque with a medium light brown head. The aroma and appearance were my favorite parts of this brew. Smelled of rich roasted malts, chocolate and coffee with a definite piney hop note. Initial flavor is also roasted malt, slightly sweet, then yielding to an assertive hoppiness. Lots of citrus in the hops, in fact a bit much for my taste as the finish occurred to me as a lingering sour and astringent dryness.
jazz88 (2628) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 5, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black color with a brown laced head. A nice dark chocolate aroma with a bit of roast. Sweet roasted flavors with a malty aftertaste.
baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - MAR 26, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2003 Translucent dark brown. Beige head. Ton of molasses in the aroma along with a light bit of coffee and a touch of floral/fruitiness. Semi sweet, smooth, with a light bitter finish. One of the beers I cut my teeth on. Good stuff.
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - FEB 23, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Totally an english style porter..its just has that strange english balance of malt and hops. The aroma is pretty non-existant...some burnt roasts and malt, and a clean bathroom smell (weird huh?). It pours a very headless black color with just minute pockets of brown in the light. The taste is brimming with roasted malts, molasses, and coffee. Some smokey aspects, and a nice dry english malty finish with some bittering and hops prevalent near the ending..more so than i am even used to. Good mouthfeel, little in the way of carbonation, fairly smooth drinking. A nice pickup.
JCW (1277) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark, not that much of an aroma. Burnt flavor dominates the tastes, there must be alot of roasted malt in this one. This is a really nice porter. Thanks Beerguy101!