DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
’Fairly full in body, dry and tangy’ is a fair description of this solid but unspectacular porter. Fuller’s London Porter is better.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not a fan. This beer seemed too one dimensional, just a run of the mill porter with the usual characteristics....roasted prunes, nuts...blah blah. Boring, dry, thin finish that gave my mouth this annoying pastey feeling.
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - JUN 5, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
After reading the porter/stout thread in the forum, I immediately went to the fridge and opened my Taddy. It is more like a dry, light stout, with a more water-like palate and more carbonation. As it warmed a nutty taste was distinct and welcomed. I plan on buying another and having it at cellar temp to fully enjoy it’s malty, nutty, dry taste.
cathcacr (622) - Oregon, USA - JUN 4, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2005 Something of a disappointment given what I got out of Smith’s Imperial Stout. Just doesn’t come close as far as I’m concerned. I’m actually surprised at how ’bland’ I found this, so I really can’t give much of a report complexity-wise. Just a pretty normal, average Porter that comes up flat. I get *slight* hints of smoke, if I try hard enough to isolate it. Maybe Porters just aren’t my thing. Give me this vs. Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter, and I probably can’t tell ’em apart.
jaymobrown (1588) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2002
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A good porter. A dark, rich flavor - a coffee, or melted sugar taste. I thought the after taste was a little smokey. Moderate carbination. A beautiful color when held in the sunlight.
TAR (2391) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - MAY 18, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Persistent gray/brown foam. Aroma is of stone, vanilla, molasses, raisins, caramel, caramel apples. It also portrays some bock-like characteristics. The palate includes lively carbonation and acidity. Finishes dry. One of the best English porters available.
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Finally a porter you can drink, WITHOUT having a stomach ache afterwards.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 13, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Malty,roastedness,chocolate,toasted malt flavour,rich and full,finishes dry.
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice aroma. Pretty and creamy head, but the taste is a bit too weak. A good porter.
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - MAY 5, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On the red side of black, nice light brown head that sticks to the side of the glass. The nose is outstanding,roasted malt,wine,coffee and chocolate.Medium bodied,dry malt flavor up front, there after the flavors really come through. Coffee,wine, bittersweet chocolate and others. Bit of a acidic twang at the end. Nice brew that can use more body and would really benifit it to lose the clear bottles.