stephen (308) - California, USA - JUL 30, 2002
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Nitro at BW3 in Knoxville. Beautiful. Slightly sweet. Chocolate shines through with a slight roasty note. A session porter for sure. I didn’t get the lively hopping as described in the commercial description.
gerdy555 (163) - Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
this is a pretty good porter. pours black with little head that doesn’t last long anyway. very good chocolate malt flavoring and it is well balanced with the hops i will definatly try more from these guys
DOdubble (92) - UVA, Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not bad at all.
biomechanic (55) - Washington, USA - JUL 13, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not a bad beer but is kind of watery for the style. Not very alcoholic and goes down smooth.
DYCSoccer17 (3204) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 31, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a black and nearly opaque color with a very mild light brown head that does not hang around. Nose is roasty and nutty. Star is pretty undefined, followed by a very hearty rich nuttyness that is not bitter like the bottle promised. There might be a slightest hint of fruit in there as well. The palate is perfect and feels great going down. A very drinkable beer. There may be some complexity that is lacking.
ChazyRPh (582) - Chazy, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Typical pour of a porter, very black. Smoky aroma, roasted malt, roasted nuts. Very smooth, nothing smacks you in the face initially, but the finish is a caramelly, roasted malt, nuttiness. Nice sweetness, but not overpowering. The only knock is the lack of a taste initially, otherwise this is a very nice beer.
Trappist (284) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 28, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Jet black. I had this one on tap at Union Jacks, and it tastes very close to Guinness. Nice rich creamy tan head, and very smooth to drink. It also reminded me somewhat of Fullers London Porter, but Fullers is much better. All in all a good porter.
jennajlover (107) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 15, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
this beer pours a german forest black, without a head, after a few seconds, a melted caramel tan head wells up and sits for half a minute before it releases a rich chocolate-y aroma. the first sip hit me with a rich and strong chocolate/coffee flavor and cleeared my sinuses, it even made me sneezed, but the flavor is strong enough to be thoroughly enjoyed while not ruining the beer the finish is a bit acidic, but not bad enough to ruin the drinkability of this fine brew.
jde123 (756) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 12, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow! I really enjoyed this porter, although perhaps I was just happy to drink a porter again after such a long hiatus (had not ordered a porter in quite a while). Pours very dark, nice and thick with a medium tan head, aroma was bitter and sharp, although chocolate and coffee dominated. Flavor was pleasant, though mild. Overall I like this one, and will get it again.
snoworsummer (1452) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nitro. Pours black with a tan foamy head. Medium body and low carbonation. Smooth and creamy, tastes like coffee. Light aroma of bread, toast, malt.