beeriodic (61) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours with medium-sized tan head. Opaque black with ample carbonization. Fruity esters from that yummy Yorkshire-stone yeast in the aroma, with malty and chocolate notes. Roasted flavors, too, with a bit of astringency in the aftertaste. Not as full or creamy in mouthfeel as I would like.
caesar (5642) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark color, large frothy head. Aroma is roasted malts, bit coffee and licorice. Bitter taste of roasted barley, little coffee and cherry. Quite creamy texture, with a sharp roasted hint. Bitter smooth palate.
adwoan99 (244) - Ft. Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ahhh, all the pleasing characteristics of Samuel Smiths, in a porter. Alas, I wished it was a bit more coffee/chocolate tasting. Ah, well, I'll make do. A little coffee, cherry, and roastedness to it. Very smooth palate. Enjoyed it very much.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 21, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet malty, and chocolate aroma. Opaque dark brown, small head. Roasty and chocolate flavors, very dry, a little bit thin. This one is overrated in my opinion.
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - NOV 20, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2003 Thick off white head, which doesn't last too long or leave much lacing. Deep red color, almost black. Smells of coffee, sugars, and cotton candy. It has a very thin feel, but goes down very smooth and leaves a coffee bitterness. I also taste hints of toffee and chocolates. The flavors don't seem to last too long after the swallow, but maybe my senses are dulled from the cold.
Reid (2049) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 20, 2003
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
bought this in the old style1pt.2.7 oz bottle( clear glass) gold foil round neck.
This is a marvelous beer to behold deep dark dark brown almost black with a large smooth off white head which is still clinging on minutes later..great
Scent is very malty ..with a slight coffee smell also.
Taste is surprisingly "thin" but a good bitterness on the back of the tongue..again dark roast black coffee is in there somehow !
Feels just grand in the mouth quite smooth surprisingly/
Altogether one of the most drinkable Porters i have had the pleasure to meet!
bierkoning (10911) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong aroma of roasted malt, raisin and coffee. Roasted malt flavor. Firm toasty bitterness with pear and pineapple. Loads of aroma and flavor. Good lacing, full bodied. Long coffee finish. Fine example of a porter.
grant60 (185) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 12, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
quite dark with biege, fast dissipating head. coffee is the dominant flavour, and this beer is really quite thin. plenty of sweet flavours, a bit of caramel and chocolate etc. roasty and sweet aftertaste. a must try.
r464 (2011) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Extremely smooth. Very dark, rapidly vanishing head. A roasted coffee flavor. Medium bodied without a hint of the alcohol within. A bit of sourness, like a deep red wine.
heemer77 (5158) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 10, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rather light for a porter. Drinks smoothly and has a little roasted coffee taste. Nothing extraordinary about this, though.