schm1005 (151) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 2, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was not what I expected. Barley aroma and roasty flavor but this flavor does not linger long at all. This is a nice beer but it couldbe stronger. I like my porters like black coffee or a healing tea. Lean back in the rocking chair, warm your toes in front of the fire, and drink in the love. Unfortunately this is not the beer to do this with. Don’t get me wrong though, still a good beer.
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - OCT 29, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2003 First impression is that it"s a bit watery. Looks great, smells interesting. Definitely has a nice little espresso/chocolate flavor that lingers nicely, but the initial smokey flavor that is very appealing drops off far too quickly. Rather bitter for a porter, kind of thin though. This mixed with the dissipating smokiness leaves the watery taste I mentioned earlier, and slightly deacreases the lasting impression, albeit a good one.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 22, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Extremely dark, no head out of my bottle. Very nice mild coffee flavours, with a good balance of malts and hops.
kumite56 (468) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - OCT 19, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown color with a large light brown mostly lasting head. Mod lacing. Typical roasted malt taste with light biterness. Fairly dry and in my opinion a bit thin. Not a bad porter however and worth the purchase.
RaginCajun (319) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2002
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mmmm, chocolate. Little carbonation, no head. Flavor wasn’t as strong as I like. Otherwise, this is some good stuff. Worth a look and worth the money.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 14, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This has a warm chocolatey nose with lots of roasted malt. It pours midnight black with a smooth tan head. The body was a bit disappointing and could have been much thicker and sweeter.
hoorayforbeer (105) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one seems to be missing the burnt flavor I was expecting from a good porter. It still tastes great, but it’s almost as sweet as the oatmeal stout.
Allseeingeye (223) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice roasted barley flavor. Fruity flavored with a good coffee/chocolate finish. One of the better porters I have tried.
leaparsons (7713) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Roasted malts combine with a slight sweetness and a fruity tang. Quite acceptable!
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 1, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very good stuff--all the right Porter roastiness and chocolate grains. Some fruit in the background. Great stuff, but these flavors come a lot cheaper.