CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 14, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an opaque black with dark brown edges and a thin ring of dark tan head. Aroma is lightly caramely sweet and toasty with little to no hop nose. Starts with a subtle sweetness, some drier earthy caramel and a thinner, lingering, dry roasty finish.
thedm (4848) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 29, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
This bottled brew poured a small sized head of fully diminished foamy finely sized bubbles. The aroma was of dark malts. The mouth feel was smooth from start to finish. The flavor was smooth with dark malty notes.
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAY 21, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at the brewpub. Pours a very dark brown/black with a creamy medium sized off white head. Aroma is chocolate and roast. Taste is roasted malt, slightly sweet with chocolate and coffee coming through. medium bitter roast finish.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice lightish black with ruby highlights and a thin lasting head. Aroma is chocolate and a nice dry roastiness. Lightly sweet flavor, but finished more as a dry stout. Caramel and lactose sweetness, with more roast, coffee, and chocolate. Nothing really making this something to remember, but it was well made and nice.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - APR 23, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a very dark brown color. Aroma was mostly coffee with sweet raosted malt. Flavor was light a somewhat one dimensional. Roasted malt and a fair amount of coffee. Flat mouthfeel.
hotstuff (3567) - Indiana, USA - FEB 4, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at 1/21/06 Indianapolis gathering. Small tan head that mostly diminished, no visible carbonation, opaque, and a black hue. Roasted malts, coffee and chocolate nose and ditto for the flavor. Smooth mouthfeel.
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - JAN 26, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the Jan 06 Indy gathering. The beer is a black pur with a nice tan head. The aroma has roasted and chocolate malts and gives a sense that a full beer is comming. There is a sweet chocolate flavor with additional coffee and roasted malts. Nice assembly of malts. It’s smooth and creamy, but a little thinner than I expected.
fbennett (293) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 23, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a light black almost dark brown or a burnt brown and leaves a sticky lace on the glass. The aroma is espresso, soft cinnamon, nutmeg. The taste on the palate is some what watery which is how the mouth feel is suppose to be, more of a smooth sipping stout. The body gives you a quick taste of coffee followed by some astringent smokey hop bitterness but quickly dissapates leaving you somewhat waiting for more flavor.
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - JAN 23, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample from Jan 06 Indy gathering at BW3 downtown - Aroma is roasted malt and coffee. Pours black with a decent brown head and good lacing. Flavor is smokey, roasted malt, and coffee. Palate is smooth and creamy. A tasty stout.
MartinT (7288) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 30, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub:
Burnt toast and roasted malt flavor and bitterness...An important caramel pat pushes forth the oily, slick body...Again for Portsmouth Brewery, this isn’t much to style, but a good pint nonetheless...Isn’t that what we want anyway?...