yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - OCT 24, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown pour with tan head looks good. Aroma of roasted malt and hops also nice. Rich flavor with coffee and the roasted barley coming through. Dry and a little tart with some hop bite. An excellent, easy to drink porter.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - OCT 22, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown, not opaque, looks quite a bit like a cola. Nose lightly roasty, bit of coffee, some chocolate. Similar flavor, some vinous richness, nice light coffee finish. Body is lighter than the typical brewpub porter, not thin, just easy to drink. Very nice.
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 19, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown/black with a small tan head that quickly dissipates. Aroma of dark roasted malts, coffee and a hint
of winelike qualities. Flavor is mostly
dark roasted malts, almost a burnt flavor
actually. Also notes of hop bitterness,
coffee and dark chocolate. Dry finish.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This poured very dark brown with a fizzy light brown head that dissipated very slowly. The aroma is smokey with scents of roasted coffee and caramel. Medium body. The taste reflects the aroma with just a touch of hop bitterness added. Very dry, tart finish. Good drink.
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark body, with an inch head that slowly dissipates. Modest lacing. Subtle and mild flavor, good roasted barley presence.
Jine (903) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
More and more Iím really liking porters and have been trying to get as many as possible. Not the best porter Iíve had but pretty close
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Do not drink this beer when itís cold, you will really miss out on lots of flavor and aroma. Pours dark brown/black in color with a small, light brown head. The head quickly diminishes to a tiny ring around the outside of the glass that will stick with you till the end. Aroma: Lots of dark roasted barley, burnt chocolate, dark chocolate, coffee, wine, dark fruit, caramel, and just a touch of hops. The flavor has a lot to live up to, and it struggles to do it. There is a nice smokey/mocha/roasted malt taste here, a tiny amount of coffee that fits in just right, a hint of hops give it some spice and tartness, and the carbonation is just about right. However, it really just seems a bit watery and lacking something that I canít put my finger on. This beer has a lot going for it, and is definitely worth your time even though I doubt it will make your top 10.
hopnpop (73) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2004
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really improves as it warms up and becomes incredibly complex. Just enough coffee and chocolate overtones to satisfy. Perhaps a little sweet and medicinal, but otherwise near perfect.
Hawksfan17 (890) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 4, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells like grapes, wine, coffee, and chocolate. Pours dark brown with mocha head. Tastes smokey, mocha, and is light bodied, maybe even watery. I am not getting much from this. It is drinkable and smooth though. There is a strange taste though from start to finish that sticks in my mouth. I donít think this is as good as people rated it, maybe I got a bad bottle, because I tried this once before when I wasnít rating it and it was much better.
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 3, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
sweet, winey, fruity aroma; slightly smokey, sweet ín sour mocha flavor, slightly bitter finish, not much hop flavor; lighter bodied and quite drinkable and tastey.