shearmadness (2) - Maryland, USA - MAR 10, 2004 does not count
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Carmel aroma. Very thick creamy head. This beer is smooth with roasted coffee\nutty flavors. The finish is very smooth.
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 8, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium/Strong alcohol nose. Poured beautifully, with heavy carbonation for a porter. This on is on the dry/roasted/nutty side, but still manages to maintain its smoothness. This is a "portlier" porter. The dry finish is lacking a little.
jde123 (767) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 26, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A decent enough porter. Great color looked like coffee very nice. Smelled great, but Perhaps a bit too carbonated for my taste.
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2004
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown in color. Terrific smell of roasted barley, smoke, and yeast. The flavor does not disappoint. Smokey, slightly dry aftertaste leaves you wanting more.
jtw (1140) - farmington, Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2004
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
the nose is mostly dark chocolate and licorice, great opaque black color with a medium frothy head. creamy roasty body with a bit of balanced bitterness. very smooth, but the finish is a little too dry and thin. overall, good porter!
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Favor is kickin, roubust mouthfeel. It reall gets all of the mouth stimulated. It also finishes with a nice crisp finish.
SpringsLicker (3251) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 21, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep almost black as it pours into the glass with just a hint of red inthe highlights. Creamy rich head. This is classic Porter, done by one of the classic Porter brewers. Toasty and caramel sweet with a nice play between the flavors. Excellent mouthfeel takes the drinker on through to the finish. A benchmark Porter.
JCW (1277) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At Marvin's recommendation I had this(again). Always liked it and always will(sort of like Guinness). Classic for style. Dark for a porter, pours with a large froth brown head. Aroma of nuts, brown sugar and carmel. Full bodied for the style, Dry tangy finish. Excellent Porter
becksgenius (110) - Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2004
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lot better than i originally expected. Its somewhat like Guiness, only a lot better. It doesnt have the bitterness or finish that guiness has. the roasted malt give this stuff a great chocoalaty flavor. even thought it is a dark beer, this is something you can drink a few of....
0o9i (439) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 12, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured with a huge fluffy head(a bit like sea-foam, but with little bubbles), light tan color. Foam painted the sides of the glass and lasted well. Dark reddish-brown, clear pour, virtually black in the glass. Yeast, malt, caramel on a sweet smell. Stronger flavor after sitting out for ~30mins: Sweet caramel, light toasty, good hop flavor, noticable alcoholic flavor, mildly bitter hop that sticks with you as you taste some sour and is balanced out by caramel malts. It makes you salavate as the bitter then sour come in. Once all is said and done, you have a mild mocha taste clinging to your mouth. Body improved with warming as well: short lived, but nice, burst of carbonation, medium body(a bit light). Good overall impression: good flavor, good mouth coating afterwards, pleasant body and a nice beer to drink. I'll buy this again.