heykevin (1273) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - JUN 4, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cascade hops are very strong and prominent throughout this one. Initial roastiness (stronger than many other porters Iíve had) subsides into unbalanced cascade-y bitterness. Nice mouthfeel, but ultimately leaves me unimpressed.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 22, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Whereís the mocha? It could be more pronounced. I donít really care for this porter as I prefer several others over this. Itís heavy on the bitterness. Coffee notes.
igneous1 (1486) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - MAY 17, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
nice chocolatey flavor with a little bitterness at the finish.
Kathy (241) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 5, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lovely, thick, chocolate-colored head with an interesting, slighly plastic-y aroma. The flavor is hoppy bitter and coffee flavored with sweetness (chocolate malty) at both the beginning and the finish. Leaves a mild, bitter, but not unpleasant or obtrusive, aftertaste.
Arnoud (35) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thick rocky head at first but drops quickly. Very dark and opaque. Toffieish nose. Smooth mouthfeel. Sweetness at first followed by a pleasant bitterness as the flavor drifts off.
obxdude10 (1964) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark, coffee-mocha flavoring very apparant, a decent balance between bitterness & sweetness
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can barely taste the mocha, and it has very little flavor. Like a Deschutes Black Butte Porter, but with less to it.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Yea, it was ok. Would rather have shakespear stout. This is decent, but Iíve had much better porters.
Ernest (6018) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2007 Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, brown, mostly lasting. Body is dark brown. Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, coffee, dark chocolate/cocoa), lightly to moderately hoppy (flowers, grapefruit, resin). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately to heavily bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly astringent. Straightforward/plain, and the hops are a bit overdone, but decent enough.
Davhgbrew (847) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2013 A decent porter, pretty highly carbonated with espresso-chocolate notes. Nice initial sip, with a thick mouthfeel, but turns quickly to a watery middle and dry hoppy bitter afterttaste. I had this brew in 75 degree weather which probably didnít help its rating so I might have to try this one again...Original rating 2.9 4/13/02 ..Re-rate. Canít say I disagree with my original rating, but maybe I was a little harsh at 2.9..Iíll bump it to a 3