sethdude (706) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 27, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a rich blacl with a khaki head, gives great lacing down the glass. Aroma is sweet chocolate and coffe notes. Flavor is smooth baker’s chocolate, mild coffee, and mellow grassy hops. Fairly sweet and tangy. A decent porter, to say the least.
shameusburp (171) - Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great porter. All flavors of chocolate, coffee and malty are evenly balanced. Great finish, maybe I have a good batch based on other posts.
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 25, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black with a medium tan head. Aroma is hoppy and roasty. Doesn’t have the strong chocolate taste found in many porters. The finish on this beer is very bitter and hoppy. Malty with a creamy mouthful. Instead of letting the flavors develop at the end the bitter ending of the beer quickly hits the reset button.
bb (8452) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 23, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Drak black beer with a big beige head. Nice roasted malt and coffee aroma and flavors. The roastiness tends to trend off after the first bite, but overall it’s a nicely balanced porter that’s a bit smooth with an almost creamy mouthfeel.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUL 20, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Finally I get some of this stuff! Black w/mahogany lacings; huge head. Decent but disappointing to a fan of Rogue’s chocolate stout and hazlenut brown. The mocha flavors are not very distinct and it’s more like a regular porter to me.
Grandpa (327) - Verona, New York, USA - JUL 19, 2004
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Big, somewhat large bubbled head over a black brew. There were distinct coffee flavors that seemed to be knocked back by a too hoppy finish. Slightly better than most porters. I expected a better experience.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUL 18, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the portland tap house. Pours black with a off-white head that leaves some good lacing. Not quite as strong of an aroma as I remember, faint chocolate and coffee and slightly roasty. Taste is very smooth but feels a bit thin. The chocolate comes through nicely and the coffee apears more in the aftertaste with a good roasty end. Good bitterness at the end to balance it out a bit.
hopdog (11274) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a dark black with a huge brown head. Strong chocolate smells and tastes with light coffee, toffee. Nice bitter balance. A very good and drinkable porter.
Cartoonkhaki (1252) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark black brown head roasted malty chocolate coffee aroma. Roasted malty flavour chocolate complex flavour ... Fantastic!!!! what else can I say. I want it again.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 17, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: roasted coffee
Flavor: dry roasted grain, w/ hop elements in the background
a nice porter