kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 24, 2002
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 4, 2008 This is a "malt-mouths" dream come true. Dark black pour, creamy brown head. Malt flavor abundant. Finishes same.
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 15, 2002
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2002
3.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A truly great porter, malt profile is all over the place, as described, and surprisingly the hops come through well
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Considering all of the malts that went into this beer, I expected more complexity. Thin body, and none of the vinous notes that the description promised. Worth a try, but I doubt that I will go back to this one unless I see it on tap somewhere.
argo0 (11165) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 24, 2002
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cola color with small head. Roasty malt aroma. Coffee-flavored, and a bit roasty. The bitterness is slightly acerbic, even metallic. Creamy mouthfeel, but the body is kind of thin with malty bitter aftertaste.
dankfor20 (193) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 17, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Man this stuff was good. Hard to believe 14 malts could go together so well if ya ask me. the flavors seem to hit even in between sips. body was a little light but it didnít take away from the beer. iíll be definately be picking up more of these with out a doubt.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beautiful, deep black-brown, thick as could be with a lovely head. Flavor is overly coffee-ish, which is something I donít much enjoy.
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer has a wonderful dark color and nice decent dark tan head. It says itís a blend as traditional porters once were, which may account for dryer taste that I prefer. The taste suffers a little unfortunately because I find the body to be lighter than other porters I have tried. Still a great beer.
Rook99 (3) - Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2002 does not count
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
An awesome and complex version of a porter that I canít get enough of. The range of flavors(chocolate, smoke, caramel, coffee, roasted malts, plum, prunes, and on and on) is simply amazing and delicious. Just roll a sip of this around you mouth and let the bevy of flavors show up. Each sip brings a new combination of tastes. I canít prasie this enough. The finish has a little bitterness to it, but it fits right in alongside all the other flavors, and cuts the end off right where it should.
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
Nice bottle shape, but thatís where the praise ends. More bitter than Iíd have liked. Weaker finish than expected.