sloth (2337) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2002
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
chocolate, bready aroma.Tight brown head that doesnt last, some lacing.Opaque brown in color.The chocolate aaand hop flavors blend pretty well. Also some burnt malt flavors adding to the bitter hop finish.Decent brew.
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tan frothy head. Ruby brown hue. Smooth drinking. Not my favorite as far as porters go. Not so hoppy as most rogues. But still a very good beer.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very pleasant roasted coffee aroma that carries over through the flavor. Hints of chocolate in the body and finish. This is full flavored and robust. I like it better than their chocolate stout.
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 28, 2002
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good hop nose. Sweet flavor with a sweet coffee, mocha profile. Well balanced. A good porter, but I’ve had better.
Duffbeer (192) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good porter. Nice finish.
legion242 (2070) - Richardson, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep black; head could be better; nice nose with substantial bitterness. Good bitter bite at first sip. In bottles, not nearly as "mocha" as I would like, but the kegs seem to retain the mocha more.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2002
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty dark, until the sediment comes out. The 1 full ounce of sludge turned it to a hazy, opaque black, with a dark brown head. Chocolate, coffee, caramel, vanilla, hops, and horse shit(?). An odd aroma for sure. The flavors are strong, with a nice hop bitterness in the finish. I didn’t think it was too hard to find the coffee. This was a pretty damn good porter, even if I found an odd element in the aroma.
Norton (327) - Southside, Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 23, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I could taste a roasted chocolatiness to this, but any mocha twinges were unnoticeable. Great tasting porter but nothing jumped out at me. Deep blackish brown. Head didn’t stick around long. A tad bitter aftertaste. Not bad. I will try this again.
CherokeeJarod (54) - , USA - DEC 20, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer poured into the glass almost black. Only way to see color is to hold it up to the light bulb at approx. 4" away. Then you see the dark ruby color. Which surprised for this style, most porters I have had where not this dark. The head was a medium beige, tan color with a thick rich head and the lace was apparent, spotty but lasting. The aroma was bitter/sweet roasted malt, earthy, coffee, tobaco hints and some fruit hops and cocoa. The taste was bitter /sweet cocoa coffee. There were hints of roasted malts and bitter hops all through the flavors mixing. It finished on the bitter side with some slight after taste. I rather enjoyed the experience. A nice beer for the style.
khayman70 (154) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 19, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice color and body for a porter. The coofee flavor mixes nicely with the choclate roast of the malt. Very enjoyable.