Volgon (2761) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 19, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tastes great. Has that familiar Sam Smith’s taste. Truly a world classic. Needs to be in a brown bottle.
FlemishChar (224) - Virginia, USA - JUN 17, 2002
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A fine porter of great character. Despite its medium body, the roasted malts are featured up front.
crdic (105) - California, USA - JUN 15, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lovely black stuff. Magnificent head. Nice warm finish. Tastes perhaps a little too much like black coffee for my preference, though. Interesting that <a href=’http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?UserID= says it is reminiscent of <a href=’http://www.ratebeer.com/ShowBeer.asp?BeerID= Celebrator -- I had the same thought.
DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
’Fairly full in body, dry and tangy’ is a fair description of this solid but unspectacular porter. Fuller’s London Porter is better.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not a fan. This beer seemed too one dimensional, just a run of the mill porter with the usual characteristics....roasted prunes, nuts...blah blah. Boring, dry, thin finish that gave my mouth this annoying pastey feeling.
JoeM500 (1900) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - JUN 5, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
After reading the porter/stout thread in the forum, I immediately went to the fridge and opened my Taddy. It is more like a dry, light stout, with a more water-like palate and more carbonation. As it warmed a nutty taste was distinct and welcomed. I plan on buying another and having it at cellar temp to fully enjoy it’s malty, nutty, dry taste.
cathcacr (622) - Oregon, USA - JUN 4, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2005 Something of a disappointment given what I got out of Smith’s Imperial Stout. Just doesn’t come close as far as I’m concerned. I’m actually surprised at how ’bland’ I found this, so I really can’t give much of a report complexity-wise. Just a pretty normal, average Porter that comes up flat. I get *slight* hints of smoke, if I try hard enough to isolate it. Maybe Porters just aren’t my thing. Give me this vs. Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter, and I probably can’t tell ’em apart.
jaymobrown (1521) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2002
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A good porter. A dark, rich flavor - a coffee, or melted sugar taste. I thought the after taste was a little smokey. Moderate carbination. A beautiful color when held in the sunlight.
TAR (2349) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - MAY 18, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Persistent gray/brown foam. Aroma is of stone, vanilla, molasses, raisins, caramel, caramel apples. It also portrays some bock-like characteristics. The palate includes lively carbonation and acidity. Finishes dry. One of the best English porters available.
Mads Langtved (2246) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Finally a porter you can drink, WITHOUT having a stomach ache afterwards.