amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brownish black in color, decent brown head. Aroma of malf and coco. Tastes if coco and hops, bitter dry finish.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very strong coffee aroma. Little carbonation/no head retention. Very dark. Coffee, chocolate malts and molasses dominate the flavor. Quite dry and somewhat hoppy. Nice.
notalush (4855) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is some great beer! It’s more like a stout than a porter. Nearly black appearance with heavy coffee and chocolate aroma. Very chewy. Nice coffee and chocolate flavor and finish. This is even better then their Shakespeare Stout. This is right up there with Fuller’s London Porter. One of the best.
sloth (2488) - 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 (7132) - 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 (2190) - 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.