PhrankSlovacek (54) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 20, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown pour, with almost no head. Chocolate, sweet aroma. Malty, bitterness, and light chocolate. A slight disappointment.
MrBeachtwig (54) - Sandared, SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Boottle. A rich taste with some sweetness and hints of choclate and coffe. A lot of taste especially considering it is "only" 5,8%. A really good beer if you like porter.
loafgoat (53) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A solid no nonsense porter. Surprisingly dark, good roasty flavor with something else I cant quite figure out.
pacv27 (53) - - JAN 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malty with hoppy afternotes. Noticiable hints of spice along with burnt coffee and chocolate.
boojummy (50) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 16, 2006
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours an opaque black with a thick tan head that leaves lacing on the glass. Aroma is sweet and malty, and almost sherry-like. Flavor is not typical for a porter. There are some subtle roast flavors, but in general, this beer tastes more like a generic Sam Adams beer.: grainy, hoppy, and malty. Some coffee-like acidity in the aftertaste. Hops are a little too present; body is a bit too thin. I get the impression that Sam Adams brewed this porter for people who fear dark, complex beers. Mediocre, IMHO.
PhilDBrewer (50) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JAN 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown with thick frothy off-white head. Chocolate, sweet aroma. Tastes of caramel and molasses. Hint of chocolate. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, pretty enjoyable on a cold winter day.
ruyehara88 (49) - Killeen, USA - MAR 1, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thick, dark pour. Slightly mahogany color. Relatively thick head for a porter (maybe it was just my pour though). Chocolate/peanut butter aroma. Thin on the tongue. Slightly burnt taste with dark chocolate on the end. No carbonation, not crisp, watery. Long, slightly bitter finish.
PattiA (49) - Madison, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 23, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Strong bitter taste. Aroma reminds me of a can of unsweetened cocoa and so does the taste. Low carbonation.
lovelacm (48) - Niceville, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle Pour - Small, light brown head atop a deep brown body. Smells of molasses and dark chocolate. Slightly sweet, changing to bitter flavor.. more coffee here, and definately chocolatey (I’m guessing that’s a word!). Creamy with a soft carbonation for me... quite bitter aftertaste.
TheOldKid (46) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 7, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle pours to a dark brown with a fluffy tan head that leaves light rings on the glass. Aroma is subdued malt with caramel and chocolate tones. Taste is slightly sweet with a hint of bitter and sour. Coffee flavor with hints of wood. Palate is medium body with a slick texture and average carbonation. Finishes kind of boring. Over all I found it ok, but not great.