after4ever (6731) - Brier, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2006
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bomber. Pours a deep black, essentially opaque, with a very small dirty-white head. Minimal lacing. Nearly still. Big chocolate nose, with some coffee in there as well. Moderately assertive attack; medium body, no carb, some semi-bold flavor. Lots of coffee and chocolate, too much chalk. Theyíve overdone the dryness here; the puckery coffee flavors, an astringent mid-palate, attenuating aspects of roastiness...they all combine to make a beer thatís just trying to be a black hole on the tongue. Add to all this the fact that the bodyís even a bit watery in spots, and itís not as pleasant as it might be. What others are saying seems to directly contradict most of this, though, so itís gotta be worth a re-rate eventually.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a very nice porter, too bad itís suposed to be a stout. Huge chocolate aroma with some liquer. Very light in color and rather thin. Kind of a clash of hops with chocolate flavor and hoppy tin. Not great, but not horrible. Thanks Andre.
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer pours a mahogany to dark brown color with a nice visible tannish bubbly head and mediocre lacing. The aroma is very chocolatey with notes of brown sugar, heavy wood, possibly a bourbon cask, smoke and vanilla. This is easily the weirdest beer Iíve had in ages and trust me thats a welcome change. Mouthfeel is silky smooth with a very mild milky to milk chocolate mouthfeel and very little in the way of carbonation. Vanilla and brown sugar mouthfeel...thick and rich with an oak agedness to it. A minor hop bite kicks in just before the choco-monster attacks with his milk chocolatey stealth. Muy bueno..dry finish but not overwhelming. Little alcohol presence. MUST have more!
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - NOV 26, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark black pour, heavy carbonation and a full upright brown head, not much lacing. The nose is a bit faint with some light smoke and alcohol. The roast is there but not very complex. It seems a bit one, maybe even two dimentional. The flavor is full bodied but a bit flat and starchy on the palate. A bit of alcohol in the tail and more astringent as it drags on. I didnít care too much for this but itís hard to make a dry stout thatís not enjoyable to drink. I know, blasphemy, but I have my tastes.
heemer77 (5186) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 10, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My bottle is called Port Townsend Stout. Poured with a very dark body that is nearly black. The head is thin and light orange and brown. The aroma is lightly roasted coffee along with some popcorn. The taste has some light toasted peanuts with a very light note of coffee. The body is also very light and fluffy. This is a very smooth stout, but could use a little more oomph. Excellent for a session stout. Received in a trade with Larry Pitonka.
3fourths (8634) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bottle. Huge foamy brown head that flows up and out of the glass, and a dark brown body underneath. Sweet musty nose of starchy dry malts, sweet chocolate and burnt wood (campfire). Medium body. Flavors of caustic, tinny coffee, wood and chocolate are a little too sweet, plasticy, artificial. Has promise, but ends up to busy and messy... nothing ever gets in order. Sweet, fuesal almost, tinny malt flavors. No thanks.
IndianaRed (2951) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 29, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle Pours a Jet Black with a tan creamy head and sticky lacing. Aroma is of dark pitted fruit, prunes plums molassas and smokey. Flavor is smokey and sour. Like vinegar. Donít really notice the chocolate mentioned in previous ratings, but the coffee is there and some of the dark pitted fruit again. The body and feel is a bit thin and I was hoping for a bit more here.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 12, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours opaque, medium tannish milk froth like head, with extremely sticky lacing. † This one looks terribly good! † Lovely aroma of dark roasted malts, soy, and chocolate. † Flavor is semi sweet, a tad sour, with a slight flavor of raisins/figs and roasted malts. † Not much chocolate comes out in the flavor tho. † Finishes with a little hop bite, heavily roasted malts, and a bit of sweet soy. † Body and mouthfeel are medium, a tad under what I was hoping for in a Stout. † Other than that, this was a decent offering.
PorterPounder (6284) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on tap at their tasting room. Excellent stout - creamy smooth - like a milk shake. Thick, creamy mocha colored head sits on top of a coal black pour. Some smoky notes mix in well with the coffee and chocolate flavors. Melts in your mouth - I could drink this all night. Exceptionally smooth. HIghly recommended.
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 18, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2003 Like my friend Portlandrunk I too thought this was smooth, however, it may have been a tad bit too easy going. Round, chocolatey and a bit espressoey, it tended to fly on down the asophagus before really registering on the tongue. In other words, this beer needs to break out of it's shell. Despite the flaky nature, it was't so bad. After a second bottle I though it was a lot smokier than I remember - which is good - although it can be a bit "hammy" at times.