Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 6, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Florida Brewers Guild Fest 2007. Poured deep dark brown with nice light brown head. The aroma is light and seems sort of sweet plus slight roasted maltiness. Flavor comes off a bit creamy but when I concentrate on the flavor it starts off smooth and somewhat neutral. About midway the roasted and burnt malts start to become distinct. A nice session Porter
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
FBG 07. Coffee malts in the nose. Well-contained smoky sweetness. Thick, dark brown, pretty white head. Chocolate malt porter taste, creamy mouthfeel. Somewhat thin and uncomplex.
elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 3, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark with nice brown head. Medium bodied, with hints of coffee and malt. Bitter when you first start drinking, then it disapates. My favorite beer at this brewery.
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 8, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I think, by far, the best beer at OBP. Deep brown with a tan head. Robust coffee and chocolate flavors. Slightly oily palate that suits it quite well. Well-bittered on the back end. If I said that it was the best porter brewed locally, I wouldn’t be lying.
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown, big tan head. Great very different porter, I’ve never had a dry porter it was like guiness meets a damn good dark beer. Very smooth and easy to drink, mainly a coffee and dark chocolate flavor with some hop bitterness.
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Well its come out of retirement thanx to brewmaster Ed Canty and his partners at Orlando Brewery.This was fresh on tab straight out of the brewery behind the tap wall.They tell me that they are the only organic brewery in the South East.This was real good, probaly one of the best porters I have had.Poured black as night with a nice tan head.Had a medium mouthfeel with a slight silky slide to it.Roasted malts and coffe are dominant.No bitterness whats so ever.Welcome back.
nick76 (4126) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2008 The appearance is medium brown with an average head. The aroma is weak but has all that I wanted from the style. Its toasty, malty, sweet, and chocolaty. The taste is like the aroma and seems to be almost creamy. The mouth feel is approaching smooth but just a tad thin. This is quite a good session beer and is good by itself or with just about any food. Try one of these.
redlight (2299) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2005
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2008 rerate of bottle 5-10-08
Caramelly roasty aromas, dark malts. Pours dark brown with a thin head that doesn’t last. Good roasty flavors, hints of coffee with a bad tangy finish. Not a great beer.
I think this is a great porter, if you have it on draft poured with mixed gas out of a stout tap. Creamy and chocolatey/roasty. very smooth! I agree if its retired why do i have it on draft at my bar? Redlight Redlight, come try it.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUN 12, 2005
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
I dunno how this beer is retired, as I had it on tap last week at Maui Jax in Orlando. If it isn’t, perhaps it should be. Thin han head sits atop a light black body. Aroma is roasted sewage. Taste is smooth and creamy though with some bitter chocolate. Carbonation is very low with some butterscotch. Astringent and alcohol flavors are in there. Finished the pint but wouldn’t try it again. RIP.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2009 Cask at the Cricketeer’s Arm. Served by a big dude named Red. It is indeed chock full of coffee, toffee, coffee, chocolate and roasty notes. very dry finish and as I can readily attest HIGHLY drinkable.