VAYankee (309) - Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Has a dark brown, nearly black, appearance with a full tawny head, and a mildly sweet mocha aroma. This beer starts out with a clear coffee flavor that is followed by a slightly bitter hop finish. An excellent, original beer; but there are better porters to be had.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - MAR 21, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a magnificent black with a thick beige head. the aroma was definitely coffee, chocolate, and hops bitterness. The flavor was more bitter with a coffee core. The finish was, again, coffee. I agree that this is very stout-like in appearance, aroma, and flavor, but the feel is just right for a porter. Great Great Great!
humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - MAR 20, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a damn good porter. Just the right balance of smooth chocolate, hop overtones and subtle sweetness. Pours black with a tawny persistant head. Almost stout-like. You can't go wrong with this one.
BillKismet (3000) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Liquid black with a chocolate head, this brew had a surprisingly hoppy aroma that complimented the chocolate notes. Burnt chocolate malt flavor is not mind blowing. Metallic twinge and bitter-sour, and again, a very hopped up porter. Quite overrated.
wilkie (1209) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 18, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Stong coffee/mocha aroma and flavor. Black in color. Creamy head, and creamy flavor. Smooth woth soft velvety finish.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 17, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Body is brown and black. Head is brown and large with good lacing. Nose is coffee, chocolate and grapes. Taste is coffee and sweet with a robust bitter finish.
Pencom (18) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 14, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another nice brew from Rogue. Just the right amount of sweet and bitter to make this a balanced porter. It's on my buy again list.
beerbumble (42) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 28, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great dark and rich color of beer and head. Not too sweet. Perfect amount of sweet chocolate, coffee taste with a bitter taste.
Silphium (2972) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 26, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light tan head dissipates quickly. Has a sweet aroma, but this one is dominated by a rich, bitter chocolate overtone. There is a slight, sweet malty undertone as the beer warms on the tongue. A rich alternative to sweeter porters (e.g., Anchor Steam Porter). Solid.
Ida7999 (105) - Milford, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 22, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
- dark brown-black color, strong mocha-chocolate aroma, hints of alcohol; very strong mocha character – coffee and chocolate – bitter, roasted, and dry, a bit too much carbonation