arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap into pint glass, Sheffields (Chicago). It was aight. Since I like the style, I can’t bomb it, but it was disappointing. Not as full-bodied as I expected, it was medium at best and a bit watery. The flavor was nicely balanced coffee and chocolate bitterness, but seemed just a bit on the weak side. Dark brown in the glass, not much of a beige head, this might have suffered in the rating since I had just had a Black Bavarian, which is far superior.
Dorwart (2482) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice thick and creamy head. Brown in color and settles nicely. Slightly roasted aroma with a helping of hops and malt. Maybe a little malted milk ball. Expected a little more from the aroma. Kind of thin and bland. Color is deep, dark ruby/brown. Flavor is a little thin also. More roasted grains, a bit of coffee and more hops. Pretty fizzy in the mouth. Finish is slightly bitter and now the bittersweet chocolate shows up. An ok porter.
Drinker101 (54) - East Ridge, Tennessee, USA - JUN 28, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice thick look. Smell of hops. Flavor is of course very hoppy. My over all impression is high of this beer very thick and tasty beer.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - JUN 26, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Just a little hoppy for a porter I thought. A nice deep brown in color. Smooth, a little thin. Hops seem to take over and predominate in the finish.
JoeMcPhee (9051) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown beer witha huge cloudy tan head. Very subtle chocolate and coffee aroma, perhaps masked by the persistent head. Flavour is fairly thin, caramel, chocolate with a big hop bitterness. As it warms however, more chocolate character comes out, although the body was still a bit thin.
IndianaRed (3221) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 20, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Extremely dark reddish brown with little head, persistant lacing. I didn’t detect much of a chocolate. Faint aroma in general, but pleasent. A bit bitter and hoppy, not as smooth as other porters Ive had. Carbonation feels a bit high. Acidic tingly feel on the tounge with bitter earthy aftertaste. A little sediment left at the bottom. In general not as drinkable as some of my faves. Just OK.
slimweebs (162) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 18, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2006 This was a very nice, sweet, light, drinkable porter. It didn’t amaze me with really strong flavor, but it was very pleasant and went down smooth. I liked the aroma of chocolate flavor, the texture was pretty good, coudl have been a little thicker. I would drink it again.
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - JUN 6, 2004
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Poured a dark brown, almost opaque black, thick tan head. Aroma is chocolate and coffee. A little thin on the palate. The flavor is just bitter as hell coffee abd roasted malt. Very, very bitter finish. I was not a huge fan of this beer.Your money would be better spent on a six pack of Anchor porter.
r464 (2168) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2011 Dark as can be, with a redness underneath. A tan head. Deep chocolate, coffee, fruity flavor. Not especially full bodied, but flavorful.
walleye (1087) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAY 30, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
from the bottle at cellar temp. poured a dark brown with tan head very little lacing.aroma choc. coffee, dark fruits, malts.mouth feel a little on the watery side. flavor friuts , coffee , malts and choc.I have had this a couple of times before cold about 45 I think that is the way it should served.when I drank this one everything seemed weak.