Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour rich amber with a thin tan head...smell is piney and soapy...taste is really just hoppy...I don’t get this one either...
Rastacouere (6159) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 4, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clearish deep brown hue mounted by a light brown head. Rather straightforward coffee/chocolate roasted malts nose. Heavily malty, heavily hoppy(dead leaves, flowers), but not necessarily the tastiest components which makes me think that from anyone else, this would be considered a middle of the pack porter. There is simply not much to say about any fruitiness or flavour evolution, though I must recognize the velvety character of the medium body.
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
GABF ’05. Clear dark brown body, light tan head. Chocolate roast malt in the aroma. chocolatey flavor with a light lactic green hop finish. Just OK.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
GABF 2005. Translucent dark brown body with a few visible particles and a filmy tan head. Aroma of good coffee, cocoa nibs and a touch of raisin. Bitter coffee flavor with significant hops and firm bitterness. Nice blend of characters. Distinct and good porter.
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark brown pour w/ a tall thick tan head well laced. Roasted malt aroma hints of chocolate and coffee. Std palate medium body. Tastes of roasted malt and bitter chocolate w/ hints of coffee. A decent porter.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Huge roastiness with mild coffee notes. Very light brown with a lazy head. Hoppy with a lot of malt profile and little true porter characteristics. Very unlike the style to my palate.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - NOV 4, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dense opaque, dark ruby, brown appearance, thick head (nitro?). Caramel/toffee, roasted malt aroma. Dry hazelnut, heavily roasted palate, dryish cocoa and coffee flavors, fairly bitter bite in the finish.
DarkElf (3038) - La Jolla, California, USA - OCT 11, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Nitro Draft: Pizza Port in San Clemente, CA) The flavor is dominated by roasted malts; It’s moderately bitter with a mild sweetness fighting to balance out the dry roastiness, with only marginal success; Mild alcohol can be detected; Full bodied, dry, very creamy and smooth on the palate; The nose is dry and roasty, but only mildly aromatic; Jet black color, but ruddy at the very edges; Light tan head is creamy and dense, almost dense enough to write in; Excellent retention and lots of thick, dense lacing, and clumps of it in some spots
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - SEP 25, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
on draft: dark brown, nice malty/roasty nose. Flavor is roasted chocolate. Smooth & easy drinking.
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - MAR 5, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark burnt brown color. Medium off-white head with nice lacing. Aroma is a wonderful malt sweetness, mixed with coffee and chocolate. Flavor is coffee, chocolate, some alcohol. Hops actually peeked aroudn the corner of the malty sweetness. Body is silky smooth and very pleasant. An excellent porter,