OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle via trade with cbkschubert! - Thanks Craig! - Pours dark brown with a creamy offwhite head that stays well and laces pretty well. Aromas of roast, and a little chocolate. Flavor is malty. Lots of roasted notes with some chocolate, and just a touch of coffee. Finish is somewhat bitter and dry. Pretty well carbonated and somewhat airy on the palate. Soft mouthfeel. Pretty drinkable but lacks the big flavor that I enjoy in a porter.
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2006
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Pours a clear dark amber/brown with a slight but lacy tan head. Surprisingly little aroma, with a bit of chocolate and coffee. Medium body. Taste starts malty sweet with some chocolate and a bit of coffee. Lingering bitter finish. Everything but the carbonation seems a bit light for a porter.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown with a small head. Nice aromas of bitter chocolate and mocha. Very good flavors. Chocolate blended with roast malts and some bitterness.
ericnixon (740) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 24, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark with a reddish hue around the edges. Chalky coffee aroma. Big fizziness in the first moment that fades into a mildly bitter, almost milky taste.
elektrogeist (158) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 12, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
One of the better offerings from the Ruby Mountain brewery in Wells. Pleasant smell, the proper look for a porter, and the flavor-to me at least-is very pleasant. More dominated by chocolate flavor than anything, with hints of other things underneath. Surprisingly good beer for stuff made out in the middle of nowhere, if you can actually find it it is worth a shot or two.. or a six pack ;)
Ratman197 (9940) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 3, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a dark reddish-brown with a small amber head that shrinks quickly. Smokey malty aroma with some coffee notes. Dry malty flavor up front with a hint of coffee. Finishs dry with a slightly bitter aftertaste.
dwyerpg (4579) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 3, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells almost like a smoked porter. Reddish brown with little head. Flavoring is more reminiscent of a nut brown ale than a porter - not that sweet, but has some tanginess. The slight dryness in the finish is unfortunate.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - FEB 27, 2005
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle in Bellevue, ID
Dark black color with light head and no lacing. Nose of robust roast and light coffee, vanilla. The flavor is fairly 2 dimensional, roast and sharp carbonation but has some smoothness to it. Finishes non-creamy and a bit bitter but overall tasty. Nice find!
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark clear mahoganey, average sized creamy off-white head. Light chocolately vanilla aroma. It is pretty sweet indeed. Sweet chocolately coffee, with more vanilla. Mouthfeel is ok.... good amount of flavor, but a bit thin on the tongue. Overall, ok, but could be better.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 1, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark ruby color with a thin off-white head. Roasty, cocoa and osme brown sugar in the aroma. Light roast, some vanilla, a little coffee. A pretty solid porter.