atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - JAN 17, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with a large carmel colored head. A sweetness is present in the aroma along with mild coffee tones. Medium to full bodied mouthfeel that has a mild bitterness from start to finish.
wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark ruby/brown with a large tan head. Aroma is sweet malt and caramel, almost molassas. Flavor is sweet and malty. Caramel and coffee with almost a smokey quality. Finish is nicely bitter with dry aftertaste. Body is a little light. A very good beer.
djrevnoir (26) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 14, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amazing aroma, delicious flavour. Not nearly as bitter as most porters, and that's a good thing - I've probably been drinking them too cold... stupid fridge. This beer is simply superb.
qwak (25) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - JAN 14, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
very pleasing, winelike aroma, pleasant flavor, slightly malty, but not overpowering like many porters i've had, finish starts sweet and ends bitter. Excellent beer overall.
kathouse (1237) - Nevada, USA - JAN 14, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice sweet aroma of malt and chocolate. Bright is a good adjective. Very nice tan head and a deep dark brown body. Nice full mouthfeel with small bubbles of carbonation. Finish is dry with excellent roasted notes and just slightly astringent. Not as much chocolate in the taste as the aroma. Just not as clean as I would like, but still the best porter to date.
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 12, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Roasted chocolate and coffee nose with a hunt of alcohol and cherries. Surprisingly dry taste, almost sour. Seems overly carbonated on my tounge. There is a woody flavor I'm not used to in porters.
Braudog (5999) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 9, 2004
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid black beer with toffee-colored head with a marshmellow texture. Light on the aroma, maybe just a hint of smoke. The flavor, though, is wonderful ... robust roasty flavors with a sweet tinge and smooth drinkability. Very good.
Garrat (1304) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: APR 29, 2004 From the bottle this pours a superb pint,nice thick head,thick and malty.One was enough
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 5, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice looking, bright porter. A bit lighter body and mouthfeel than I'd like, maybe a touch too carbonated. Nevertheless, the taste is wonderful: dry, slightly bitter, balanced roasted character, Yum. Not perfect, but easy to find and tasty.
beastdog75 (363) - Brick, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2003
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Even though this is a good porter, I was slightly dissapointed by it. Nice cocoa powder smell, good roasted flavors and well balanced, but the flavors here could stand to be kicked up a few notches. Light coffee and chocolate notes as well.