TheBeerGod (5347) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks to CAPTRON for this one! Came from his Sam Adams gift pack.Deep ruby tinged brown body with a fluffy tan head resting on it.Nose is watery cocoa and caramel, light spice and faint hops. Tastes spicy (cinnamon) with bittersweet chocolate, faint hops, and dried fruits. The taste is a little thin though. Body is light and very un-porterlike. Minimal carbonation feel in the mouth. Finishes with more spice notes, light cocoa, and fruit. Average at best.
Hmright (101) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 14, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very Choclatey initial taste. Not really as full in the mouth as other porters. Ash and coffee in the aftertaste, not very appealing. Strong, bitter long lasting finish.
jzzbassman (1522) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - NOV 19, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very average porter. Poured with almost no head and little lacing. Too much carbonation, not enough body. More Hops needed to balance out the sweetness.
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - NOV 21, 2004
2.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Deep ark reddish amber w/no head. Chocolate, toast(burnt), tootsie roll and vanilla nose. Med weight w/sour drying finish. Blah, weak flavor, some burnt notes...HO...Hum...boring!
JK (4615) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 26, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A light and airy porter. It is well carbonated and this is felt on the tongue. Flavor isnít flawed but unremarkable in any way. Some caramel and chocolate, but overall light.
blinesam (235) - USA - APR 27, 2007
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
To new beer drinkers, this beer will taste burnt, oily and overall not very good. However, a more experienced beer drinker will apricaite all the diffrent flavors but still notice that its a little oily, but not as much as other porters. Personally, i dont think its one of the top porters out there.
CaptBier (323) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - DEC 2, 2007
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Winter Sampler. Pours dark but not completely black with moderate brown head. Thin aroma. Typical porter taste with a harsh, drying finish. Ive had better.
phiconners (149) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 1, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown with a dark head. Bitter aroma. Some spiciness, canít quite say any one spice. It does feel thin, and not crazy about the taste. Nice try though.
LiMuBai (187) - - MAR 18, 2013
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I really had to get my nose into the glass to get any sort of aroma, and it was a light coffee/chocolate. There was a thin, brownish head, and nice clear porter. You can certainly tell itís a Sam Adams product by the taste of the beer, which I like.
thegreenrooster (3307) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 13, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours is a deep red with no real head. Aroma is is thin and nothing really stands out. Flavor is chocolate and malts but again nothing really stands out. Overall pretty uneventful.