BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUN 11, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pulled this out of a friend’s fridge and was better than I expected. Light palate but pretty well flavored. Well roasted coffee flavors, almost smokey. A decent 6 pack beer.
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2002
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
An odd beer. Ha all the necessary ingredients to be very good, but it’s not. It’s got a strange aftertaste, and the head looks like yellow snow. Kind of offputting.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Agreed. A good porter, but just doesn’t come through all the way and has a funny finish.
AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 6, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nothing unusual in the aroma or appearance of this porter, but i found mine had a sort of metallic tang in the finish which i just didnt care for.
TAR (2382) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a half-ass rating. I will post a rerate very soon. Coffee, deeply roasted malts are dominant, and vinous notes are showcased nicely in this most unique aroma. Finishes very dry. The palate is a bit disappointing. Other than that, this is a very unusual porter and one worth the try, being that porters are usually rather consistently flavorless and unchallenging.
Schroppfy (2357) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark and so smooth, I couldn’t believe it. I think this would get boring after a few. Chocolate city. Very good, just not a challenger. Very slight bitterness. Cookie dough malty...big time.
BillKismet (3164) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 1, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This dark bodied porter has a thin, but adequate head and deep roasted malts. An okay porter, though a little on the dry side.
legion242 (2071) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very black in color; Head was thin but dense; Nose had sweetness, caramel, coffee. Gets a bit chocolatey as it warms. Spreads nicely across the tongue. Satisfying.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 3, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown to black color, thin beige head, adequate lace. Nose is malt, hints of the toasted grain, slight caramel undertones. The start is malt, the middle is medium, the finish has a nice hop touch, also some what dry, low to moderate carbonation. A quite good porter, but as with user_Experience, I was expecting another ’Knock-Out’ beer as their ’Stock Ale’ is a real Hoot’.
having said that, I think it is definately worth a try as it is an ’Above Average Porter’.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 24, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2003 Great Porter, nice aftertaste, smooth and thick, with the strongest chocolaty coffee flavor i've had. One that is always in my fridge.