MartinT (7482) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice bitter chocolate…Fat coffee beans…Quaffable Porter…
Darkover (1511) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Roasted aroma, small beige head. Roasted malt flavor. Light body. Hoppy finish
mattduling (64) - Fairmont, West Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2002
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Just not what I expected, dark in color with a creamy head but light coffey chocolate taste. Just not much there.
bigal9699 (152) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 3, 2002
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I expected more from this beer - had it on tap and I believe it was fairly fresh. Black color, very creamy head - by appearance, thought it would be a real treat. Mothfeel was of medium silky smooth. But where are the flavors? Very muted taste ... slight hints of coffee and bakers chocolate - but again, very faint. I was disappointed and will not be buying again.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 20, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty good. Not my favorite porter but a good attempt.
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 19, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice buy, though not what I was expecting. A little too much on the burnt side for me. Great appearance, nice head, and a nice aroma, with a hint of chocolate.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 12, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Re-Rate 05/12/02: Deep garnet, almost brown, beige head, decent lace. Nose is malt, caramel, toasted grains quite evident. Front sweet, the top is light, finish is dry, lightly carbonated, fair hop presence. A fair to middlin porter, nothing special.
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 7, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2004 Bit bitter, decent medium-bodied porter. Hard to find in NYC, for some reason. Appears in March of each year and vanishes quickly.
Steak (124) - New York, USA - APR 24, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pretty stong roasted malt aroma, with just an inkling of caramel. Dark brown/black in color, but lost its head quickly. Flavor was marred by a weight-loss chocolate shake taste, very strange. It was incredibly thin for a porter, and had little body. The finish was actually hopped well, but it couldn’t save the brew. Characteristicly mediocre as Red Hook goes, and in that vein, somewhat of a dissapointment.
TChrome (1397) - Bedford, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2002
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a bad porter, but definately
doesn’t measure up to standard porters,
Fullers and Anchor. Seems rather one dimensional.
With a fairly straight roasted malt flavor, unlike the flavor of
Fuller’s Porter which seems to have four or five elements.
A good value at $4.99 per sick.