beerluvindave (194) - Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2003
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2003 Very smooth and creamy. Sweet, chocolately undertone, with a nice blend of malts. Very complex flavor overall, just the way a good porter should be!!
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 12, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rocky, creamy head. Mostly diminishing. Musky malty and chocolatey aroma. Very dark chocolate color with a ruby hue. You can even see it a little in the picture in the description. Nice mouthfeel, so smooth and velvety. Not really any hoppy bitterness. As far as porters go, this is a tasty concoction, not too sweet, hops not overdone. Maybe a little bit more chocolate or coffee character would be nice. Overall, well balanced.
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - MAR 11, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep,dark,brown,with a frothy,nice looking,tan,head. Nice lace left behind and good retention. Dark malts,chocolate,roasty aromas.Mouthfeel seems watery,but body is big?Rich malty,grainy flavors,with a bittersweet finish.Finish lingers and flavors become more enticing.I liked it much more than the last time I had this,couple years ago.Very good porter.
presario (4624) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 7, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich dark beer with a light head. Aroma of chocolate and molasses. Rich thick creamy mouth feel and flavour. Complex taste of chocolate, molasses, roasted nuts and hops. Not overly sweet.
Veldy (65) - Coon Rapids, Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a porter truly worthy of the style. Quite dark, and roasted, balanced by sweetness and a little hop bitterness. Overall a quite pleasant beer. I may try to model my house porter after it.
YoYo (22) - Ballston Spa, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another one of my favorites from Samuel Smiths. I loved it. Coffee and chocolate of course. Bitter and sweet and most of all, tasty...
Billyaustin (28) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2003
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Cookie,toasted,caramel,chocolate, coffee, and Prune aroma. Medium creamy tan head, small lacing. thick,dark black body. Bitter, sweet first taste. sweet finish with long finish duration. Excellent porter. Full, sweet and syrupy. I was sorry it was over. Definately buy it again.
notalush (4852) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A moderately robust porter with a creamy mouthfeel. The flavor is like bakers chocolate with some sugar thrown in. Some coffee in the nose. Slight hop bitterness in the finish. It's decent, but lacks the complexity of some of the better porters.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A decent, robust porter, aroma of malts and grains, flavor of cocoa and malts. Rich, smooth and creamy body with a long-lasting frothy head. A very dry finish.
RichardGretton (4247) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark beer with an initial frothy coffee head and a light coffee nose. Very vineous flavour that is slightly hopped with a thick and smooth mouth feel. A reasonable and pleasant English beer.